My first job

Good things start here, especially if this is your first job.

Becoming a team member with Coles Group is a fun and rewarding experience. You’ll gain lots of practical skills and make new friends. Earn your own money and build your self-confidence in a safe and welcoming team environment.

The good stuff ...

Get paid to grow your career in customer service, learn a trade like becoming an apprentice baker and even train as a future retail leader. With so many opportunities to build a great career at Coles Group, when you start here you could go anywhere!

You can tell us when you can work and we’ll roster your shifts around your availability, so you won’t have to miss study or important moments with your family. You’ll have a discount card for Coles Group stores and other partner retailers.

Learn about more of the good things at Coles Group

What we’re looking for

We are looking for positive people who will contribute to the inclusive culture we’ve built at Coles Group. You don’t need to have any experience, but if you have the following qualities you’ll make a great addition to our team:

Enthusiasm and willingness: We love it when people are willing to pitch in and step up when required. If you’re motivated to go over and above for our customers and energise others around you, it will be a huge advantage.

Great attitude: Positivity goes a long way and a great attitude is one of your best assets. We want to see you working hard, engaging with our customers, contributing to your team and enjoying your job.

Amazing customer service: If you love the idea of helping our customers and creating joyful moments in their day then you’re the type of person we want in our team. You’re friendly, helpful, keen to make people’s lives easier… and you do it all with a smile.

Safety-focused: This is very important because it’s everyone’s responsibility to make sure we all go home safe and well. You’ll actively listen and participate in all our safety training initiatives and always keep safety front of mind.

Reliability: We’re looking for reliable and trustworthy people. You’ll always make an effort to be on time and honour your commitments. If you notice something wrong you won’t be afraid to call it out, so we can fix it and make sure that we’re the best we can be.

Cleanliness: Not only do you pride yourself on your personal appearance, but you also value keeping your work area clean and presentable at all times.


What are the minimum age requirements?

What we’re looking for?
Generally, you will need to be at least 15 years of age to apply for employment with Coles. For some brands, such as Liquor and Coles Express, you will need to be at least 18 years of age. 

What age can my child start working?
Each state and territory in Australia has its own requirements regarding the minimum age of employment and the conditions that apply. As a national employer, Coles will generally only accept applications from prospective team members who are aged 15 years and older for our supermarkets and online business. 

Click here to learn about minimum age requirements by state and territory.

In some cases, we’ll need your written permission to allow your child to start with us or other documentation in support. If so, the store you’ve applied with will make it easy and guide you through the steps.

For Coles Services - we will generally only accept applications from prospective team members who are aged 16 years and older.
For Liquor, Coles Express and distribution jobs - applicants will need to be at least 18 years of age.

Interview and resume tips

Prepare for your interviews and put together a resume that will get you noticed. You may be invited to a video Interview, which is not too different to a face to face interview. Think about how you would like to present yourself and examples you’d like to share with us.

Click here for interview and resume tips

Information for parents and carers

Things you might like to know about part-time and casual jobs, our recruitment process and your child’s work schedule. Click here for parent and carer information

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