We firmly believe that education through professional training helps people gain access to a better future. Driven by our commitment to professional development within the beauty industry, each year, more than 14, 000 professional hairdressers receive training in New Zealand, and 618 specialist Beauty Advisors who represent our brands at beauty counters throughout New Zealand.
L’Oréal actively recruits tertiary graduates every year, many of whom go on to have a long and successful career with us in New Zealand, as well as opportunities abroad within the wider group.
Our Graduate program is the foundation for building our future leaders. It is challenging and fast-paced with the opportunity to get hands-on experience of the inner workings of a successful, market-leading FMCG company, as you collaborate with and learn from some of the most passionate, creative and intelligent people you’ll ever meet.
Your rotations may take you across our varied areas of business, including but not limited to: Marketing, Digital, E-commerce, Sales, Category Management, Merchandising, Supply Chain and Finance. Is there a better way for a motivated and entrepreneurial Graduate to experience L’Oréal in full? We don’t think so!
Some of our previous Graduates are now launching new brands. Some of them are spearheading process improvement projects that will be implemented company-wide. Some of them are now senior managers within the business managing their own dynamic teams. And some of our previous graduates are now high-flying expats working across the world!
One thing they all have in common is that they were able to make a profound impact on the business. We take great pride in our Graduates and as such, we invest heavily in their training, support and development.
Here are some of the key features of our program:
- Three to four rotational six-month assignments across different business divisions and functions.
- Experience project-based work under the guidance of internal top talent.
- Structured learning and development program.
- HR support and mentoring from our top internal talent.
- Opportunities to work across different departments, and with industry leading agencies and external clients.
- The opportunity to fast track your career.
Our graduate roles are part of a rotation program where you will experience working in each of the divisions; consumer products, professional products and luxury.
When working in the CPD team, graduates will work alongside the sales, marketing and category teams. No two days will be the same, with task ranging from being part of in store stock takes and merchandising, to brand launches with media and influencers, and assisting with new store openings
Our professional team serves the vibrant New Zealand hairdressing industry with inspirational events and impactful education initiatives. A day in the life of a graduate in this team may include field visits to hair salons, supporting the launch of new products to media and influencers, and being part of NZ Fashion Week or the Vodafone Music awards.
Yves Saint Laurent, Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Diesel, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren are just some of the luxury brands in the Groups diverse portfolio. Working with this team, graduates may experience merchandising and store openings, working in-store with beauty advisor and event specialists, launching new products to media and influencers and assisting at major calendar events
Meet Daina, one of our senior managers, formerly a graduate:
"When thinking about where I would like to start my career, it was important to choose a company with a strong reputation, amazing brands, opportunities for development and a supportive culture. I can honestly say that getting a graduate role at L’Oréal was like landing my ultimate dream job right off the bat.
Starting at L’Oréal was a significant change from university, but offered a fast-paced and exciting environment where I was able to learn and grow at an accelerated pace, and could really feel proud of the outcomes I was achieving.
The graduate role is not without its challenges however, this is outweighed by the positives, which are an amazing culture, beautiful brands and the opportunity to grow and develop your business acumen. The beauty industry today is evolving and the changes are rapid - like we have never seen before, and the learnings you will gain by seeing how a global company adapts, changes and creates strategies to continue to grow will develop you for your future.
L’Oréal has a strong social culture, and work-life balance is of importance. Something great about a company like this is that it attracts like-minded talent and your peers will be amongst the best!
Highlights of my time at L’Oréal include launching entirely new brands into the market, working with charities in our community that the company supports & being able to learn entirely different retailer dynamics by working across luxury brands, salon brands and finally mass-market brands.
Time has flown by and it is now 7 years since my first day at L’Oréal. I think my length of service speaks to the values of the company."
With invaluable experience on offer, L’Oréal New Zealand is an attractive place to start your career.
Find out who we are looking for and how to apply