Graduate Program

Good things start here, especially when it comes to your career. Our Store Support Centre (corporate office) and Operations (Stores & Distribution Centre) Graduate Programs are key to how we develop and inspire our future leaders. Across the two-year program graduates will develop the core and specialist skills they need to kick start their career at Coles.

Whether you’re based in store, on site or at Store Support Centre (corporate office), as a Coles graduate you will be challenged from day one, have real responsibilities and build your network across the business. You’ll be coached and guided by leaders from across Coles – readying you for an accelerated career.

As soon as you step onto the program, you will play a vital role in how we deliver our strategy and fulfil our purpose to sustainably feed all Australians to help them lead healthier, happier lives.

We’re looking for graduates who are curious and want to embrace innovation and change, while inspiring customers in everything they do.

Are you ready to start good things here?

How the program is delivered

At Coles, a bright future awaits those who want to achieve big things and discover their career potential. We want to inspire you and extend your capabilities to deliver beyond what you imagine is possible.

We will support your passion and graduate journey with experiences and opportunities, with each rotation expanding and growing your knowledge.

A business of our size provides endless opportunities and you will have the opportunity to carve out a path that is right for you.

Explore the different functions available on the Coles Graduate Program and see how our graduates work together to get products into the hands of the 21 million customers who shop with us each week.

Learn more about Coles Graduates

We are currently reviewing our Emerging Talent programs and the experience offered to graduates at Coles. We’re really excited about what the future of work looks like for team members who join as graduates, and will soon be in a position to provide an update on the evolution of the program. Check back here soon.

Who can apply?

You need to meet a few criteria to be eligible:

  • You’ll be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency at the time of application​.
  • You’re in your final year of your degree or diploma
  • For our Store Support program, you’ll have completed a bachelor's degree before commencing the program
  • For our Operations program you’ll have completed a diploma before commencing the program

The process

  1. APPLY: Submit your resume, personal details and respond to a few simple eligibility questions.
  2. TESTING: Complete online testing, including a short psychometric assessment.
  3. VIDEO INTERVIEW: Participate in an online video interview so we can get to know you better.
  4. ASSESSMENT CENTRE: Collaborate with a group of graduate applicants in our Assessment Centre so we can see how you work as part of a team.
  5. JOIN THE PROGRAM: We’ll let you know if you’re successful and you’ll receive a formal offer to join this program.

Key dates

Applications for our 2021 Graduate Programs are now closed.

Application dates for our next Graduate Program (commencing February 2022) are:

  • Applications open: Mid-February 2021​
  • Applications close: Early April 2021​

You can also register your details with us using the link below and we'll connect with you when applications open for our next program.

Register your interest in our Graduate Programs

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