Type of Organisation
Coles opened its first store in Collingwood, Melbourne in 1914, and over the
course of the last century has evolved into an iconic portfolio of leading retail
brands providing customers with everyday products including fresh food, groceries,
household goods, liquor, fuel and financial services via our store network and
In an ever-changing competitive landscape, Coles remains committed to its vision
to become the most trusted retailer in Australia and grow long-term shareholder
value. Becoming the most trusted retailer in Australia means we are reliable and
responsible, and delivering on our purpose to ‘sustainably help all Australians lead healthier, happier lives’.
This is why we exist. We have an important role to play to sustainably help all Australians. From food waste to a sustainable food chain, we want to be sure we're here for another century, creating jobs, supporting our suppliers and making a positive difference in our local communities and to the 21 million customers who shop with us each week.
The Coles Graduate program offers two accelerated, high-touch leadership development programs, giving graduates the opportunity to own and drive high-profile projects as they gain functional expertise across multiple rotations.
Whether working in stores or sites as part of the Operations Program, or in one of the many different functions on the Store Support Centre (Corporate) Program based in Melbourne, from day one team members in graduate roles will see the outcomes of their work make a meaningful impact on the lives of millions of Australians.
Locations where there are vacancies for graduates
The Coles Store Support Centre Graduate Program (Corporate) based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. The Coles Operation Graduate Program is based in stores and sites nationally.
Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply
Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents only
Roles available for Graduates
During our programs, graduates will develop the core and specialist skills they need to kick start their career at Coles, with rotations in different areas of the business expanding and growing your knowledge. The Coles Store Support Centre (Corporate) Program offers opportunities across 20 different business functions: Agri Business, Commercial, Central Operations, Coles Liquor, Corporate Affairs, eCommerce, Engineering & Manufacturing, Emerging Business, Export, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Own Brand, People & Culture, Procurement, Property, Safety , Supply Chain, Sustainability and Technology.
Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply
Store Support Centre (Corporate) Graduate program requires a minimum of an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree in any discipline and Operations program required a minimum of any tertiary qualification in any discipline.