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Coles

4.5
  • #6 in Retail, sales and consumer goods
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Coles 2019 Graduate Program

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth

Coles offers an extensive support network for each Graduate to assist them in creating a challenging and successful career.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job
Salary
$70,000 - $74,999

Application dates

Applications Open
30 Aug 2018
Applications Close
30 Sep 2018

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Diploma
Graduation Results
50 - 64% WAM (Pass)
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Materials Engineering
I
Computer Graphics & Animation
Data Science
B
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Human Resources
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
M
Dentistry & Dental Science
Nutrition & Dietetics
Medicine & Medical Science
Nursing & Midwifery
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Public Health
Psychology & Counselling
Exercise & Sports Science
C
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Communication & Media Studies
Music & Performing Arts
H
Classics
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Archaeology & History
Humanities (all other)
Philosophy
Politics & Policy Studies
Social Science (all other)
Theology & Comparative Religion
Psychology & Counselling
Social Work & Sociology
L
Law
Legal Studies
P
Architecture & Interior Design
Building & Construction
Property, Land & Real Estate
S
Agricultural Science & Management
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
T
General Education Studies

Store Support Centre (SSC) Graduate Program – Melbourne based

The SSC Graduate Program is a Melbourne based, 2 year generalist program. Across the duration of your program you will be exposed to real challenges and responsibilities, and be invited to express your innovative ideas to help Coles be a little better every day.
The program offers you four team rotations across 17 business streams. At the end of the first year, you will have the opportunity to rotate into a different stream, or remain in the same stream for the full 2 years.

There are options to suit every degree! Graduates are set up for success with the support of an extensive support network, and you will complete the two year program with a breadth and depth of experience.

You can check out the full list of teams you could join and example rotations on our website.

The People and Culture Function – Opportunities available in VIC & NSW

We are excited to extend our Store Support Centre program interstate in our People and Culture function. The People and Culture Graduate program is now available in two different streams; Operations and Store Support Centre (SSC).

Our Operations stream will include partnering with the leadership team to manage, deliver and drive strategic People and Culture initiatives for our sites and stores. The role will involve an ability to work with Regional, Store and Department Managers to deliver people related targets and manage a broad range of people risks. The successful candidates will have the ability to effectively and efficiently make decisions at pace in a field based environment. Our operations stream is available in VIC, NSW, QLD &WA, but we currently only have vacancies in VIC & NSW.

The SSC stream is only available in VIC and offers graduates the opportunity to work in both generalist and specialist rotations. Our generalist business partnering rotations offer the ability to work with teams within the SSC to manage, deliver and drive strategic People and Culture initiatives. Our specialist P&C rotations offer the chance to work in our Centres of Excellence such as the Advisory Services team or the Learning & Development team. The SSC stream also offers Graduates the opportunity to complete a rotation out in the field across our three brands, Supermarkets, Liquor and Express to support our Regional, Store and Department Managers delivering strategic people objectives that help drive the right change in our business.

Operations Graduate Program –QLD, NSW, VIC, and WA

Our Operations Graduate program is a unique fast paced two year development program accelerating graduates into our next generation of senior operational leaders. You will develop your people and commercial leadership skills as well as enjoying plenty of support to turn big ideas into memorable customer experiences.

We currently have vacancies in our Distribution Centre and Coles Express steams.

Check out our website for more information on each of the programs

What makes our programs unique?

Professional learning and development- Provided through Induction, delivery of intensive professional learning and development sessions continuously throughout the program, workshops, and presentations to leaders in the business.

Creative and dynamic work environment- ownership of real projects, encouragement to challenge the traditional way of doing things, rotations throughout Graduate Program, cross functional huddle groups.

Learn from great leaders- Coles offers an extensive support network for each Graduate to assist them in creating a challenging and successful career.

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Although it’s called a ‘grad program’, I believe you’re really being given the opportunity to have four different roles, all of which require different skills and knowledge.

Anthony Tripodo

  • Graduate stories
Although it’s called a ‘grad program’, I believe you’re really being given the opportunity to have four different roles, all of which require different skills and knowledge.

Anthony Tripodo

  • Graduate stories
It’s fun running a business that turns over $25 million a year with 32,000 customers a week.

John Milne

  • Graduate stories
It’s fun running a business that turns over $25 million a year with 32,000 customers a week.

John Milne

  • Graduate stories
Although it’s called a ‘grad program’, I believe you’re really being given the opportunity to have four different roles, all of which require different skills and knowledge.

Anthony Tripodo

  • Graduate stories
Although it’s called a ‘grad program’, I believe you’re really being given the opportunity to have four different roles, all of which require different skills and knowledge.

Anthony Tripodo

  • Graduate stories
It’s fun running a business that turns over $25 million a year with 32,000 customers a week.

John Milne

  • Graduate stories
It’s fun running a business that turns over $25 million a year with 32,000 customers a week.

John Milne