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Let us help you find a career you will love!

We're stoked you're here! We've gathered all the important information about our program for you in one place, from program structure and where you could work, through to the support network you'll have and where your career at Coles could take you. Once you're done here, make sure you check out the Teams you could join, Real stories from our graduates and of course our Events, Key Dates & FAQs page!


Program Overview

Customers are at the heart of what we do at the Store Support Centre (SSC).  Our SSC Graduate Program is a two year program developing talented Graduates into the next generation of business leaders. Across the duration of your program you will be given real work which comes with real challenges and responsibilities as we welcome your fresh ideas and innovative to attitude to help make Coles a little better every day.

The program has been designed to give you hands on experience rotating through a number of placements in a function or business area of your choice. If after one year you want to broaden your experience or are still unsure of which function your passion lies within – you’ll have the opportunity to switch to a different function for year 2!


There are 17 business streams to choose from, check out the teams you could join and example rotations here.


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Set up for success

You’ll spend your first week as a graduate at Coles getting to know our business. Our Graduate Program Induction includes two weeks of intensive professional learning and development sessions ranging from understanding self and business communication fundamentals to internal consulting, business partnering and project management. You’ll also spend some time getting to know our customers in store, because no matter which team you’ll be working with, it’s critical in setting you up for success.

At the beginning of your second year, you’ll go through the next level of intensive training to give you the tools, hints and tips to accelerate your development and set you up for success.

Whilst the material we cover across these intensives is really important, we also make sure it’s fun along the way!


Real responsibility

Across both years of the program, you’ll spend most of your time working on real deliverables with clear ownership and accountability. In addition to this, you’ll work on projects in cross-functional teams and in year two, present a business case to our Board of Directors on a real business challenge. But there’s no better way to understand what our graduates do while in rotation than hearing from them yourself, so take a look at what they’ve got to share about their experience here.


Support network

 We want to support you every step of the way in your Graduate program! As a Graduate you’ll have a wide support network, team members across the business both at junior and senior levels who are there to help and guide you – and make sure you have the best Graduate experience.

Your support network will include the following:



Your career after the graduate program

At the end of your two years on the graduate program, because you’ll have spent time in various areas of the business, you’ll have the opportunity to land a role in a number of areas across Coles! Throughout your program, you’ll be connected with many people across the organisation who will help you explore what this might look like for you and help you choose a job you love!

We’ll do everything we can to support you during the two years, giving you everything you need to land the role you want, so it’s over to you to make the most of the program – to really stretch and challenge yourself! Check out some of the stories from our current and previous graduates discussing their graduate journey here!

Let us help you find a career you will love!

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