Learning and Development

Coles is where good things grow and we invest in your future. We know that good things start with our people and so we create a culture of growth where everyone can thrive. No matter where you start within our diverse business, we’ll support you to reach your full potential and make sure your working experience at Coles Group sets you up for future career success. We offer a wide variety of career development programs and job-specific training, from trade skills to digital capability and leadership.

Learning and development opportunities

Our learning hub has hundreds of offers to develop your technical capabilities, sharpen your professional or leadership skills, and propel your career forward. We offer fully funded short course scholarships every year through Coursera to help you cultivate the most in-demand technology and business skills and receive university accreditations.

Pathways to retail leadership

We support Supermarket, Supply Chain, Liquor and Coles Express team members achieve their leadership aspirations through our ‘Retail Leaders’ talent pathway. Participants develop towards their new role through a blend of hands-on coaching, online activities, a leadership workshop, and key tasks and assessments where they put their learnings into practice on the job.


We’re committed to developing deep functional expertise through our Academies. We have core and advanced modules that leverage the best of internal knowledge combined with external global best practice – such as our partnership with Monash University in the Business Unit Academy.

Internal secondments

Our internal secondments allow you to temporarily work in a different team, brand or function. It’s the on the job equivalent of an exchange program and an excellent learning opportunity. Unlike traditional study, you’ll put your new knowledge to use immediately in a hands-on way.

Are you a recent graduate?

Our graduate programs nurture the next generation of retail leaders and provide personalised learning and development opportunities to set your career in motion.

Learn more about our Graduate Program

Our team members tell us it’s the people they get to work with, our shared purpose and the sense of community at Coles Group that makes it such a special place to work.

Learn more about Life at Coles Group

Our team members are a diverse bunch and we authentically celebrate this at Coles Group.

Learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion programs

Not only is Coles Group a great place to work, there’s excellent rewards and benefits too.

Rewards and benefits

Find your next role at Coles Group