Diversity at Coles

Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.

We have a clear focus on Women in Business which is very inspiring. We also have indigenous programs in place, giving indigenous Australian's fantastic opportunities.
Graduate, Melbourne
From what I have seen it's very diverse and everyone is treated equally.
Graduate, Melbourne
Coles are very committed to diversity. They really support individuals to speak to their line managers if there are problems.
Graduate, Melbourne
There are great maternity leave programs and I feel like there's respect of having a work-life balance if you have a family.
Graduate, Melbourne
There is a real focus on diversity and flexibility at the moment.
Graduate, Hawthorn East
We have targets set for women in leadership roles and a great indigenous team who are making great head way with recruiting more indigenous people in our stores. We also have a great mix of ethnic backgrounds within the team and we have excellent parental leave schemes and parent support groups.
Graduate, Melbourne
Amazing - lots of diversity here. Maternity leave is great too - on site child care during school holidays.
Graduate, Melbourne

What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?

There are programs to increase our numbers of indigenous Australians in the workplace which I understand is in high growth.
Graduate, Melbourne
Coles offers applicants from less privileged backgrounds a safe and reliable place to gain employment. The work is relatively unskilled and Coles offers training and support for every duty in the shop.
Midlevel, Devonport. TASMANIA
The company does not discriminate against any background, but will offer and create opportunities in many areas for different types of people to get involved.
Graduate, Melbourne
Our organisation is involved in many charities and programs - such as one which trains and hires indigenous Australians in order to increase diversity and help those from less privileged situations.
Graduate, Melbourne