For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted itself solely to one business: beauty. Our mission is to offer all women and men worldwide the best of cosmetics innovation in terms of quality, safety and efficacy.
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The L’Oréal Group is the largest beauty company in the world and we are passionate about continuing to achieve growth and success.
With 25 brands in the Australia market we offer a breadth of experience across our four divisions – Consumer Products, Luxe, Professional Products and Active Cosmetics as well as support units such as Finance, IT, HR and Operations.
We believe that financial performance and responsible business go hand-in- hand and we have an ambitious sustainability commitment called Sharing Beauty with All which is part of our long-term strategy.
Our Graduate (Management Trainee) Program
Our graduate program is aimed at developing our future leaders and you will be challenged on a daily basis and achieve things you never thought possible. The program allows you to experience rotational placements across various areas of the business including: sales, marketing, digital, category and merchandising to name a few.
These different roles are your opportunity to learn about our company, culture and products on a local and international scale. You won’t be just ‘another pair of hands’, you’ll be contributing like the professional you are. You will be part of a dynamic and progressive culture which fosters passion by encouraging creativity, initiative, responsibility and ownership.
The Scheme offers these key benefits:
- On the job learning - 6 month assignments across different business
- Product training and a structured learning and development program
- Mentoring and HR support throughout your career functions
- Opportunity to fast track to management roles
- Opportunities to work with other L’Oréal departments, agencies and external clients
Our Internship Program
These days you need more than a great academic record to kick start your career. This is the perfect way to gain an invaluable insight into one of the most successful global businesses. It’s a one-year paid work experience Program that prepares you for the future, with the support of a dedicated mentor, and the ability to work on real projects. This can be complete during a gap one year placement while studying, or a first step into an international business within 12 months of graduating. After you completed your internship year, you’ll be better positioned to join our “Management Trainee Program” to continue your career.
What we look for!
We are looking for people who enjoy a fast-paced, dynamic and exciting environment. Are you ready for the L’Oréal adventure?
Consumer Products Division:
This is our largest division, which is accessible to most consumers. Retail channels would include supermarkets, pharmacy and variety stores. Our brands include Maybelline NY, L’Oréal Paris, Men Expert, Essie and Garnier.
Luxury Products Division:
The Luxury division is a market leader present in retail distribution. L’Oréal Luxe products are available at department stores, cosmetic stores, pharmacies, travel retail, own-brand boutiques and dedicated e-commerce websites. Our portfolio includes; Lancome, Giorgio Armani, Kiehl’s, Yves Saint Laurent, Clarisonic, Urban Decay, Shu Uemura and Designer Brands Fragrance.
Professional Products Division:
The professional products division distributes its products in salons worldwide. Through its vast array of brands, the division can meet the needs of different hair care salons, for color, shape and styling, shampoos and general hair care needs. A privileged partner of hairdressers, this division offers them products made with the best technologies as well as high-level training, to ensure professional service. Some of our brands include Kerastase, L’Oréal Professionnel, Pureology, Shu Uemura, Redken and Matrix.
Active Cosmetics Division:
The Active Cosmetics Division brands meet a range of different skin care needs from normal to sensitive or blemish-proned, in healthcare outlets worldwide, including pharmacies, drugstores and medi-spas. Thanks to its highly complementary brands, developed and endorsed by health professionals - dermatologists, pediatricians, cosmetic doctors - the division is the world leader in dermocosmetics. Globally our brands include; Vichy and Roger and Gallat. In Australia the division’s signature brand is: La Roche-Posay.
Our benefits include:
- Up to 25 days annual leave
- Flexible work arrangements
- Café on site
- Onsite gym and health coach
- Weekly Pilates classes
- Casual Friday’s
- Access to our staff shop
- Summer hours
- Profit share
- Product allowance
- Monthly Bar 13
- Employee Assistance Program
L’Oréal’s Graduate Program (otherwise known as Management Trainee Programme) is a special management development programme for recent graduates. Designed to give participants best-in-class, hands-on training, it is your passport to a successful career with us.
L’Oreal Australia offers opportunities for graduates to get full insight into the organization. Our program lasts for 18 months, and graduates are rotated across the business on six-monthly rotations. Our graduate program is aimed at developing our future leaders and you will be challenged on a daily basis and achieve things you never thought possible. What we offer:
- Hands-on training and development (in a global organisation in significant growth)
- An opportunity to take on live projects
- Access to formal training and learning
- Exposure to senior management
- Mentoring and personal development
- Eligibility for profit share
- Onsite gym
- Product allowance
- Access to reduced health care and insurance benefits
Consumer Products Division - our largest mass market division which is accessible to most consumers. Some of our brands include Maybelline NY, L’Oréal Paris, Men Expert, Garnier and Essie.
Luxury Division - The Luxury Group is a market leader present in retail distribution. L’Oréal Luxe products are available at department stores, cosmetics stores, travel retail, but also own-brand boutiques and dedicated e- commerce websites. Some of our brands include Lancome, Giorgio Armani, Kiehl’s, Yves Saint Laurent, Urban Decay and Ralph Lauren Fragrances.
Professional Products Division - The Professional Products Division distributes its products in salons worldwide. Through its vast array of brands, the division can meet the needs of different hair care salons, for color, shape and styling, shampoos and general hair care needs. A privileged partner of hairdressers, this division offers them products made with the best technologies as well as high-level training, to ensure professional service. Some of our brands include Kerastase, L’Oréal Professionnel, Redken and Matrix.
Active Cosmetics Division - The Active Cosmetics Division brands meet a range of different skin care needs from normal to blemish-proned, in healthcare outlets worldwide, including pharmacies, drugstores, and medi-spas. Thanks to its highly complementary brands, developed and endorsed by health professionals - dermatologists, pediatricians, cosmetic doctors - the division is the world leader in dermocosmetics. Some of our brands include La Roche Posay, Vishy and Roger and Gallat.
Management Trainee - Sales
“Since joining L’Oréal in 2014, I have found the Management Trainee Program incredibly rewarding and engaging; from the very first day I was surrounded by a passionate, talented and diverse group of people. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Marketing and Management majors, I first came aboard as a Graduate Area Retail Manager, responsible for the running of 12 stores over three states in Australia. I managed and coached around 35 people, built relationships with external stakeholders, and looked after both day-to-day and long-term strategic decisions for each of the stores. The role was challenging and without a boring moment, but it nurtured a long-time aspiration I held to be able to manage people. What I’ve appreciated most in the program is how L’Oréal considers who you are as a person and builds your traineeship around that; many graduate programs focus on building vaguely all-rounded employees without considering how to utilize someone’s personality, skillset or passions. L’Oréal hires the best, and hence expects high quality work from their Management Trainees. Don’t let this intimidate you though, the company is full of people who are very supportive – happy and willing to help you achieve. The company recognizes hard work, initiative and outside-the-box thinking, and the culture is conducive to reaching your full potential”.
Management Trainee – Supply Chain/Finance
“I’m Maggie – I joined L’Oréal as a Management Trainee in January 2015. My first rotation is in Supply Chain Customer Care, one of the most integral divisions in Operations which oversees all of the brands within the Group. It’s been an incredibly exciting transition into the world of FMCG, especially in a company that so vastly covers brands from mass market players like Maybelline, to beauty-junkie niches like Urban Decay.
The missions that I’ve been undertaking in this rotation have allowed me to develop strong networks within all divisions of the business, including Marketing, Sales, Logistics, Legal and Finance. For a company with retailer networks and channels as expansive as L’Oréal, it’s crucial that we are always looking for ways to make our supply chain more robust, reliable and innovative.
In my first couple of months, I have been given a lot of exposure and responsibility in my tasks, with a large capacity to step up. I have been working alongside Finance and Marketing on a project aimed at improving our returns and deletions process for pharmacies across Australia. I’ve also been busy launching a national Customer Survey for our Professional Products Division, which will address how our salons view all aspects of our supply chain process. Through this I will identify potential areas of improvement, working alongside Management to propose an action plan that will be delivered later this year and rolled out in how we operate with all our salons. I have also been liaising with the Legal team on a renewed set of Supply Agreements, so thatwe continually improve and innovate how we work with our retailers.
The biggest challenge facing supply chain is to manage all the complexities of the divisions and ensure their respective needs are met, whilst keeping in mind the Group’s singular goal of getting our products to our consumers. No two days have been the same, and I’m constantly challenged and inspired to think differently. As the Group has so many brands, a daily mantra I have kept is to touch and learn a different product a day, which has definitely kept the beauty-addict in me quite happy!
There is no doubt that the Management Trainee program is challenging, as it tests you against an industry which is fast-paced and complex. However, there is no better way to start your career at L’Oréal. To all you beauty-junkies (or not) I encourage you all to apply. See you at L’Oréal!”
Management Trainee Marketing
“I began the Management Trainee Program in July 2014 after completing a Double Business Degree in Marketing and Management.
My first rotation was a sales role within the Consumer Products Division. This was a fantastic opportunity to build my analytical skills and commercial understanding of the business, while working with exciting brands including Garnier, Maybelline and L’Oreal Paris.
I am now completing my second rotation, which is a marketing role within the Active Cosmetics Division. This rotation focuses on innovative and creative thinking, communications, and product strategy development. I am currently working on the launch of a new product range for La Roche-Posay. As a Management Trainee, it is my responsibility to lead and coordinate the entire process from start to finish.
What I love about the graduate program is that no two rotations are the same. You continuously work alongside new teams from different parts of the company, on a variety of projects. This enables you to build an incredibly strong network with a diverse range of people.
L’Oreal is an absolutely fantastic company to work for. It is an incredibly fast paced, dynamic and fun environment where the opportunities are endless! The Program perfectly equips you with the skills, confidence and industry experience necessary to progress your career within the company.
So, what does it take? If you have a passion for the beauty industry, strong ambition, and the drive to develop and be the absolute best you can be, then L’Oreal is the perfect place for you!”
Sam Pickering, Senior Product Manager, L’Oréal Paris Men Expert.
“Since joining the business in late 2008, I’ve worked across 2 brands, 2 functions, 6 different roles and I’m about to embark on my most exciting challenge yet with a change of division.
I began my journey as an intern, a pre-requisite for my undergraduate degree which was a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at RMIT University. I was instantly blown away by the company in so many ways; from the amount of brands that fall under its umbrella, the amazing opportunities that are on offer, the amount of responsibility and confidence to deliver I was given and how fast paced, dynamic and fun the various teams are to work with.
Having worked across so many different roles in such a short span of time has not only constantly challenged me to learn and develop myself both personally and professionally but it’s kept things new and exciting for me and it’s this reason alone that has kept me here 7 years later, looking forward to the next challenge.
Whether the beauty industry is your passion or not, L’Oreal is an amazing opportunity for any aspiring marketer to start their career and apply their trade.”
Nour Sukkar, Corporate Controller for L’Oreal Australia.
‘I began with L’Oreal in 2008 as an intern in the Consumer Products Division Finance team. I had just completed my 2nd year of Economics & Finance at RMIT and had to work full time in the industry for my 3rd year, so I interviewed for L’Oreal and got the job!
L’Oreal was a really attractive company to begin my Finance career with, as it was a brand I aspired to when I was younger, and it was important for me to work in a fun environment, even though I was working in Finance!
Little did I know, I would begin as an intern at L’Oreal at the age of 19, and 7 years later, having worked across 4 different divisions in many different finance roles, I would still be there.
The fast paced and dynamic nature of L’Oreal encourages entrepreneurship and hard work, whilst also being in a fun and enjoyable environment.
L’Oreal has been integral in shaping the person I am today – the experiences have been unforgettable and I have forged so many life-long friendships – I would highly recommend a career at L’Oreal!’
Eleanor Wilson, Marketing Intern L’Oréal Professionnel
I began the Internship program at L’Oréal in January 2015 after completing a Business Degree with a Marketing Major at La Trobe University.
My role as a Marketing Intern at LÓréal, a leading global business, has been an incredible start to my professional career as I am constantly challenged and rewarded in all areas of my work.
The professional products division has a strong emphasis on business innovation to continually enhance and develop the salon industry. Within my role I have gained exposure and experience to all aspects of the business including assisting with product and launch strategies, business analytics, launch execution and communications.
With a passionate, supportive and innovative team, every day I am continually encouraged to express new ideas and have input into building the brand. Within three months I had developed a digital stagey to transform the L’Oréal Professionnel social media platforms to gain stronger social exposure and build relationships with both consumers and our salon clients.
Every day at L’Oréal is a learning opportunity and this is what excites me the most. In an incredibly fast paced working environment I have been able to identify my strengths and gain professional development to improve areas where I have been challenged.
As a future Management trainee in 2016, I look forward to progressing within the company and experiencing new roles, coming across new challenges and building business strategies in diverse and passionate teams.
If you are passionate about the beauty industry, determined and continually inspired I encourage you to apply for the L’Oreal internship program as this is what dreams are made of!
What you need to know:
We seek graduates with the following skills and qualities:
- Genuine interest to work for a global organization
- Passion, innovation and forward thinking
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
We recruit graduates from all disciplines, but we particularly welcome graduates of:
- Supply Chain and Logistics
- At minimum, a three year university degree
- Australian citizenship or Permanent Residency (at the time of application)
All positions are located at our Head Office on St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Some positions (such as Supply Chain, Logistics and Finance) may require you to travel to our Dandenong South location.
We look forward to receiving your application!