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Let us feed your ambition with a career at Coles!

Our Operations Graduate Program, based in our stores and sites across the nation, will accelerate your career to become one of our next senior operational leaders. The program will develop your people and commercial leadership skills and provide you with plenty of support so that you can turn big ideas into memorable customer experiences.


There are 3 streams in the Operations Graduate program, Supermarket Operations, Coles Express Operations and Distribution Centre Operations! Read below for more information on each of these programs.

Once you're done here, make sure you check out the Operations Support Network and of course our Events, Key Dates & FAQs page! 

Customers are at the heart of everything we do, and with 21 million customers a week; we do a lot here at Coles Group. Feed your career ambition by joining one of 21 different business functions, each doing good things, every day.






Supermarket Operations

Our Supermarket Operations Graduate Program is a fast paced program setting you up to become a Senior Store Leader, which is just the start of your leadership journey at Coles! Beyond this role you have the potential to lead a region, market or even a state, or move into a range of roles in different business areas.

Year one of the program is all about customers and fresh food! You will spend time working as a team member and then leader in our fresh, grocery and service departments, as well as taking part in activities such as real customer listening sessions, supplier visits and much more! This is all critical in helping to understand how to deliver the best experience for our customers and driving change and success in your departments. 


Year two is all about people and commercial leadership. You'll be supported in building these skills through professional training and development sessions but most importantly, through continued hands on experience. You will be leading larger teams and have responsibility for much larger departments, and will end up landing a Senior Operational Leadership position!

The Supermarkets Operations Graduate Program is offered nation wide.


Coles Express Operations

The Coles Express Operations Graduate Program is an accelerated leadership development program where you will be challenged, supported and coached to develop into an exceptional leader within the fast paced world of convenience retailing. Our Coles Express sites service hundreds of customers a day with fuel and convenience products (coffees, classic and gourmet hot pies and frozen cokes to name a few!). As a Coles Express Graduate, you will gain extensive operational skills and knowledge by working with senior business leaders such as our Retail Area Managers, Regional HR Managers, State Managers and Central Operations team.


During the two year program you will learn everything you need to know to land as a Coles Express Retail Area Manager! If you want to work for a big business that has a small business feel, Coles Express is the place for you!




Opportunities are available in VIC, NSW, QLD and WA


Distribution Centre Operations

The Coles DC Graduate Program places you at the heart of our supply chain, ensuring thousands of products get to customers across the nation every single day. From picking to planning and inventory management, our DC Graduates not only get the operational skills they need to be great managers in our DCs, but also all the experiences needed to become brilliant people leaders of big teams that put our stores and customers first.

At the end of this two year program, you will be on track to landing a Senior Operational Leadership position. The DC graduate program is offered nation wide




Fast track your career with our award winning program!

Not quite what you’re after?
Why not check out our Store Support Centre Graduate program?