Woolworths Limited
  • Transport & logistics

Who we are

You’ll recognise the name from our supermarkets, but did you know we’re one of Australia’s ten biggest companies and the country’s second largest employer?  We’re now looking for our next generation of leaders. That’s what our graduate program is focused on.

There aren’t many graduate employers that can offer you the genuine opportunity of leading a $50 billion dollar business employing 200,000 people, like we can.

As Australia’s largest retailer we serve over 28 million customers every week through our stores and multiple online platforms.  Our brands include Big W, Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Masters, Home, Timber & Hardware, and Ezibuy as well as Woolworths supermarkets.  We’re also Australia’s biggest property developer and are currently undergoing one of the biggest technology and logistics transformations in the country.

Explore the variety of leadership opportunities we can provide.

 

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Who we are

You’ll recognise the name from our supermarkets, but did you know we’re one of Australia’s ten biggest companies and the country’s second largest employer?  We’re now looking for our next generation of leaders. That’s what our graduate program is focused on.

There aren’t many graduate employers that can offer you the genuine opportunity of leading a $50 billion dollar business employing 200,000 people, like we can.

As Australia’s largest retailer we serve over 28 million customers every week through our stores and multiple online platforms.  Our brands include Big W, Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Masters, Home, Timber & Hardware, and Ezibuy as well as Woolworths supermarkets.  We’re also Australia’s biggest property developer and are currently undergoing one of the biggest technology and logistics transformations in the country.

Explore the variety of leadership opportunities we can provide.

 

Graduate program

At Woolworths, we believe that leadership is born from personal confidence.  That it’s your failures as well as your successes that will shape you into an effective leader.  It’s why our graduates enjoy significant and meaningful management responsibilities, along with executive guidance.

Following your orientation, you’ll take up your first rotation.  You’ll also join a small, cross-functional task force with other graduates to undertake different projects related to leadership. This will include research, conducting executive interviews and pitching responses to case studies.  Your focus here is to develop a range of leadership-related skills such as emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, business decision-making skills and team dynamics.  

Periodically, you’ll join with all other graduates in leadership development workshops to present your findings, share your experiences and participate in structured learning sessions featuring many of our Executive team.  Together with your on-the-job responsibilities and direct-manager guidance, this is a structured experiential journey.

Following one of our thirteen graduate streams, you’ll develop sound expertise in an area directly related to your professional ambitions.  Within this stream, you will rotate to a new department or project every three, six or twelve months (depending on the graduate stream you join).  

Both your managers and graduate coordinator will support you through your rotations, but it’s up to you to make the decisions on how you develop your career. Actively networking and putting your hand up for projects and opportunities that particularly interest you are strongly encouraged.

 

Career paths

While stores are the most visible part of our business, a significant behind the scenes management and business operations network ensures we are able to serve our millions of customers each and every day.  With twelve streams to choose from, there are many career directions you can take, but you won’t be locked into one stream for your whole career. Explore the options here.

Business Leadership Australia

3-year program, available only to Australian residents

Open to any degree.  Bachelor of Business, Commerce & Management preferred

 

Business Consulting

2-year program

Open to any degree.  Bachelor of Business, Commerce & Management preferred

 

Finance

3-year program

Bachelor of Business/Commerce, major in Accounting or Finance

 

Marketing

2-year program

Bachelor of Business, major in Marketing.  Bachelor of Management, Marketing or Digital Marketing

 

Digital e-Commerce

2-year program

Bachelor of Business/Commerce, Online Marketing, e-Commerce

 

Big Data

2-year program

Bachelor of Business/Commerce or Actuarial

 

IT

2-year program

Bachelor of Business/Commerce (computing or IT focus), Engineering (Computing or IT focus), Science (computing or IT focus), Design (computing or IT focus)

 

HR

2-year program

Bachelor of Business/Commerce (with a major in HR/ER preferred), Psychology

 

Logistics

3-year program

Bachelor of Business/Commerce (logistics or supply chain major preferred but not essential), Engineering or Operations Management

 

Property

2-year program

Bachelor of Business (major in Property preferred but not essential), Law, Property Management or Construction Management

 

Product Development and Quality Assurance

2-year program

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics, Science (Food and Technology), Food Science, Food & Nutrition, Applied Chemistry & Biological Science

 

Procurement

2-year program

Bachelor of Business/Commerce, open to any major

 

Apply

Applications for our 2016 graduate programs have now closed.  Visit our website for more information and to express your interest in our 2017 programs.

 

 

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