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Got questions? Find answers.

Find out more about what's involved in landing a Store Support Graduate position at Coles - we want to help you find a career you will love!

If you haven’t already, make sure you check out more info About the program, the Teams you could join and the Real stories from our graduates before you apply!


Key Dates

Key dates for you to make note of!

  • February 2017 - Applications open for our August 2017 and February 2018 intakes
  • March 2017 - The Big Meet - all over Australia!
  • April 2017 - Applications close April 14 for our August 2017 and February 2018 intakes
  • May 2017 - Assessment centres held throughout Australia!



The program

  • 2 intakes each year, with Graduates starting in early February and early August.
  • Across the two year program, Graduates will rotate through different teams across two different functions.
  • Based at our Melbourne Store Support Centre, in Hawthorn East, Victoria.
  • Salary is market leading and fixed for the two years you are on the program.


There are a few criteria you need to meet to be eligible for the program:

  • You must have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree.
  • You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency at the time of application.




Make sure you understand the role you are applying for and remember that the Store Support Centre program is based in Melbourne. This means if you are interstate and successfully gain a place on our program, you'll be required to move to Melbourne. We do not provide financial assistance for your relocation but we'll definitely be able to connect you with other graduates who have relocated for their hints and tips!

How to apply...

Applications must be submitted online via Applications are open for the Store Support Centre streams twice a year - February to April (August and February intakes) and June to August(February and August intakes).

It's a simple 3 step process for candidates...

  • Online Application (some personal details, your CV and a few simple questions)
  • Assessment Centre (this is held at our Store Support Centre in Melbourne)
  • Meet and Greet

Assessment Centre

  • Be yourself!
  • Be prepared to have discussions and talk in front of small groups - if you get nervous, practice!
  • It's not about 'winning', so focus on teamwork.
  • It's not how much you say, it's what you say that counts.

Meet and Greet

  • The 'meet and greet' session is for candidates who are successful through previous recruitment stages.
  • This is an informal discussion between representatives from across the business and YOU!
  • It is a two-way conversation, not a formal interview.
  • We'll spend 30 minutes getting to know you and you can get to know us!

Find out more about Coles

Find out more about our business, our goals and our values at


Let us help you find a career you will love!

Not quite what you’re after?
Why not check out our Operations Graduate program?