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Ready to shape the future?

Technology is changing the face of retail every day. And we’re looking for those who are ready for this challenge - individuals who can think outside the box and are passionate about technology. If you want to help influence the world we live in through technology, then this role is for you.

What you’ll learn and experience

You will work on technology that... 

  • is experienced by more than half of all Australians every week in-store and online
  • makes our 200,000+ team members more productive every day
  • automates our stores, online delivery, and warehouses with technology
  • leverages analytics to drive insights into everything we do
  • continues to push the boundaries with innovative technology being used to solve real world problems

You’ll also have the opportunity to join our team as we continue our agile transformation journey.

What’s possible with Woolworths Group Technology

Woolworths Group is Australia’s largest retailer. Within a business with such great scale, our people can really make a huge impact in their roles. When you join Woolworths Group Technology, you’re joining one of the largest technology teams in Australia. Join us as a graduate to gain hands on IT experience and make a real difference in our stores, supply chain operations, and support offices.

Requirements

This is a 2-year program, based in Sydney. 

Please note that these roles are only open to candidates that have full, unrestricted Australian work rights.

Key education

Bachelor of Information Technology, Computing, Computer Science, Information Systems or Business, Commerce, Engineering, Science or Design with a major in IT. In addition to the generalist Technology Graduate Program, we are also able to offer a Cyber Security specialist program for graduates with a Cyber Security related degree.

Next steps

Applications for our 2024 Program are now closed.  However, please submit your application and we will be in touch if any additional spots on our program open up.  We're also keen to receive applications from anyone interested in future Programs.  Submit an Expression of Interest.

Applications for the 2024 program are now closed

Our IT Grads perspective

Gabrielle Raymundo - Cyber Security Specialist Program 2020 Grad​

What I valued most about the graduate experience was being able to actively shape my program to my interests and development goals. Before joining the graduate program, I was undecided about my future career path and made it a personal goal to challenge myself to explore the different possibilities within the business, specifically in Cyber Security.  Having the opportunity to cocreate my graduate program with my Grad Manager allowed me to gain exposure to the different parts of the business, expand my technical and interpersonal skills, and connect with an extremely supportive network.  During my rotations in the Cyber Security team, I was able to push myself outside my comfort zone and ended up developing skills in data analysis, user experience, and security incident response, which wouldn’t be possible without the flexibility of the program

Working in a large business such as Woolworths Group means that the technology is always evolving, and in turn, Cyber Security does the same. Experiencing the different teams in Cyber Security helped me gain exposure to the emerging technologies in our ecosystem, build a holistic view of the different functions in Technology, and understand where I could bring value to the business.

At the end of my program, I was motivated to pursue a role in the security operations centre, an option I would’ve never thought possible before starting the Woolworths graduate program. Through the broad range of rotations I’ve had throughout my program, I was able to diversify my skillset, giving me the confidence and clarity to choose an exciting career path.  From the plethora of training resources to the supportive mentors I’ve worked with, I’m grateful for all the opportunities as well as the connections I’ve made along the way. I would definitely recommend choosing the Woolworths Group Technology Graduate Program to anyone starting their career as it is an exciting place to immerse yourself in a variety of technology roles, experience a supportive and purpose-led work culture, and shape your own career path.

Nathan Mangion - Technology Graduate Program 2021 Grad

Woolworths Group is a retailer that strives to exceed customer expectations and enhance in-store experiences through the use of technology. If you're passionate about enhancing customer experiences and turning your ideas into reality, the Woolworths Group Technology Graduate Program is the perfect opportunity for you. As a part of this program, I have had the chance to work with industry-leading teams and advance my early career development, while also creating a successful technology career plan that prioritises the ongoing empowerment of customers and communities. When I finished university, I knew I wanted to work in the technology industry, but I wasn't sure which technology stream was best suited to me. Woolworths Group's flexible two-year rotational program has allowed me to work with diverse teams and technology areas/roles, enabling me to gain a better understanding of what interests me as a future technology professional. Through the graduate program, I have been able to find my passion for project delivery, rolling off the grad program as an IT project manager. The Woolworths grad program helped me to gain the necessary experience, exposure and confidence required to transition into my desired career path.

 

Jessica Yu - Technology Program 2022 Grad

Coming out of university, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in my career and was curious about what the world had to offer. One of the key factors when choosing a program was having the opportunity to explore different options and positions to find what suited me best. Being a Woolworths Group Technology Graduate allowed me to rotate periodically between a wide variety of teams and get a taste of different roles within the company. It is incredibly flexible and you get the chance to work on many projects Woolworths Group has to offer.

You’re never alone on the journey and throughout the program you get to network and engage with a range of people from Business Analysts to Solutions Architects, and even the CIO himself. You’ll meet some amazing experts who will become part of your support network.

It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work for Australia’s largest supermarket retailer and to see what goes into making Woolworths Group the company it is today.

Shape the Future of Finance
If you are completing your studies in 2023, we are looking for the next generation of leaders to join our team and play a role in actively shaping the transformation of finance. Here, you’ll have exposure across all of Finance, and build a skill set that will put you ahead of the curve at Woolworths Group. 
 
What you’ll learn and experience
In this 2 year program, you will rotate across our Corporate Finance functions, our commercial and operational business unit teams and be exposures to our Finance Shared Services team that operate out of Adelaide and Hobart. The role is primarily based in our Norwest Head Office. 

When does it start?
Our Graduate Program will commence in January 2024.
 
What’s possible with Woolworths Group Finance?
As one of our Finance Graduates, you will experience first hand the running of a large commercial business that has a significant presence in Australia. You will get relevant professional training and complete rotation specific learning objectives that will develop your commercial and business acumen.
 
What we are looking for?
Candidates will need to have completed Bachelor of Business (major in Accounting) or Commerce (major in Accounting) or combined equivalent degrees. We are especially looking for candidates who work in our stores or are referred by current team members, but this is not a requirement. Candidates not in Sydney are welcome to apply but may need to relocate if successful. 

We are looking for team members who are passionate about retail and innovation, with a customer first mindset and thrive in a fast paced team environment. As we move to an agile way of working, you will need to bring your self-awareness, resilience and the ability to learn and apply new information quickly. 

Graduate applications for the 2024 intake are NOW CLOSED. Our recruitment team will be in contact with next steps.

 

Thought leaders wanted

Our innovative and high performance in-house Legal team supports every part of the Woolworths business. We are passionate about retail; and deliver thought-leadership and professional, candid legal advice across diverse areas of expertise including Corporate and Commercial, Property, IP, Competition and Regulatory Matters, Public Liability, M&A, Digital, Data and Privacy and Employment law with teams in both Australia and NZ.

When does it start?
Our Graduate Program will commence in January 2024.

What you’ll learn and experience

As one of the largest in-house retail legal teams, you will work alongside our highly experienced General Counsels and Lawyers who advise on some of the most interesting and complex legal issues in Corporate Australia.

We have also entered into an exciting association with Ashurst, a leading international law firm. Through this association we will provide opportunities for reverse secondments and participation in shared professional development programs as part of the extended Ashurst Graduate cohort.

What’s possible with Woolworths Group Legal

  • Develop fundamental legal, commercial and business partnering skills as part of our collegiate dynamic in-house legal team.

  • Experience rotations through our business facing and specialist legal teams.

Requirements

  • This is a 2-year fixed term role, based at our Sydney offices.

  • Bachelor of Laws with a passion for retail.

Graduate applications for the 2024 intake are NOW CLOSED. Our recruitment team will be in contact with next steps.

 

Our Legal Grads perspective

Joyce Yang - Legal Graduate

I chose the Woolworths graduate program because I wanted interesting and varied experience within my area of interest, corporate and commercial law. I cannot commend the graduate program enough - so far, it has exceeded my expectations and provided me with exposure to legal issues more fascinating and challenging than I could have imagined. Joining the graduate program has been a unique and valuable opportunity to dive head first into the law and explore how it applies in every possible context, while being supported by a large team of lawyers with extensive top-tier and in-house experience. No two days are the same - I am working on a supplier contract one day, a dispute the next day, then one of the biggest demergers in Australian corporate history the day after. For me, the most exciting aspect of the graduate program is that the work I'm involved in is hands-on and I'm encouraged to think outside the box to solve real problems - there's nothing more rewarding than contributing to tangible solutions for the business and our customers.

Woolworths has also been incredibly supportive of my growth as a young legal professional, including by partnering with Ashurst to guide me through my Practical Legal Training, and providing me with an opportunity to rotate through a top-tier law firm. I'm grateful to work for a company that believes in its graduates and invests in equipping us with the technical and soft skills that will set us up for success.

Lisa Huang - Legal Graduate

What initially drew me to work at Woolworths was the unique opportunity to work in-house across diverse legal areas and to be able to develop and apply my skills in a tangible way. From the start, Woolworths has delivered on this and more - providing challenges, opportunities and work that I couldn't have expected. 

I've been fortunate to work across diverse business and legal areas including competition, trade, supply chain, general merchandise and digital and data alongside not just brilliant and technically capable lawyers, but also friendly and caring colleagues. 

I'm grateful for the opportunities and amazing environment I've been able to experience through the Woolworths graduate program and would encourage anybody looking to develop their legal career in an interesting and unique way to consider applying.

Property at Woolworths

Did you know that Woolworths Group currently owns a fleet of over 3,500 stores and distribution centres? Our Property Team, provides strategy and management for purchasing, developing, and maintaining our commercial property portfolio which is one of the biggest in corporate Australia. This scale brings an unparalleled opportunity to kick start a rewarding career whatever your field of study.

 

What does the Grad role offer to you?

Your 2-year grad role includes rotations in Property Development (retail and non retail), Property Management, Asset Management and Network Planning.

At the end of the two years, you will have gained clarity on the direction you'd like to take in your career and with this knowledge and experience have an opportunity to step into a permanent full time role based in Sydney.

 

What will you learn and experience?

  • You'll be involved in delivering the best property network for our customers
  • You'll have an opportunity to work on a diverse range of high priority developments from feasibility to delivery
  • You'll learn from a team of experienced property professionals
  • You'll develop fundamental property, commercial and business partnering skills

 

What to expect during the recruitment process?
 
  • Graduate applications for the 2024 intake are NOW CLOSED.
  • After the initial screening process of all applications, progressing candidates will be contacted by our Talent Acquisition Team by early April to complete a short online assessment.
  • Selected candidates will be invited to submit a video recording sharing answers to a number of questions.
  • In the following steps, progressing candidates will meet representatives of our team in a virtual and in person interview.
  • Employment starts in January 2024

 

Requirements

  • Passion and curiosity about property
  • Bachelor's degree completed in the last two years or by the end of 2023 - We have seen great success with candidates from various fields of study, property specific qualifications are not required

 

Our Property Grads Perspective

Peta Byram - Property Grad Program 2019

The Woolworths Graduate Program has been an amazing experience! Working with and being mentored by leading property professionals opened my eyes to the vast careers in property and developed my skills in real life situations. As part of the program, I was given the opportunity to work on a live development project and see first hand the change we can make in a community. Being part of this centre’s transformation was an incredibly proud moment of mine as a Woolworths graduate. 

Jonathon Mathews - Property Grad Program 2019

The Woolworths Graduate program changed my life! I have had the opportunity to work across four different teams throughout my rotations which has helped me gain a deeper insight into the intricacies of the business and develop my skills as a property professional. Having now rotated off the graduate program into an Assistant Development Manager Role, I feel competent and confident to manage projects at all stages of the developments we undertake.

Working with experienced and passionate professionals throughout the program who genuinely valued your career development, skills and opinions was a fantastic experience. They really allow graduates to take on as much responsibility as they want to help build your knowledge base to ensure you are competent at the conclusion of the program. It was incredible to be challenged to move beyond my comfort zone and learn how to manage a project from start to finish. 

Woolworths is so much more than a company that sells groceries, it is dedicated to supporting the community in times of need, as well as encouraging and fostering young team members and graduates to become the best version of themselves. Having seen the way Woolworths stepped up to the plate in the recent Australian Bush Fires and Pandemic, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride to work for such a community focused business.