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Countdown - Woolworths NZ

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At Countdown our purpose is to make Kiwi’s lives a little better every day. Our focus is on delivering good prices, good acts, and good food for our customers whilst growing our business. Our ways of working ensure we are always improving by working end-to-end as one team, encouraging freedom within a framework, and keeping things simple.    

Based in our support office, the Culture & People function is made up of a number of different teams that support more than 18,000 team members at Countdown. Your 18-month programme will include rotations in core areas of Culture & People such as employment relations, recruitment, business partnering (operations, logistics, and support), organisational development, learning and development, change, and the wider business. This will give you an understanding of how the business works together end-to-end, and the important role the Culture & People function plays in Countdown’s success. The final 6-months will be your specialisation period and on completion of your graduate programme, you will move into a permanent role that will support your continued development both personally and professionally.
Rotating through all areas will give you the perfect chance to discover where your passion lies! You will also have the opportunity to complete projects, identify areas of improvements, and attend development workshops.

To be successful as a Culture & People graduate we expect you will..

  • Be able to build relationships with a variety of individuals 
  • Have the courage to offer creative insights and execute change 
  • Be able to prioritise and manage a combination of reactive and future-focused tasks 
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Be a practical problem solver 
  • Have the ability to challenge the status quo and articulate your point of view 
  • Have strong negotiation skills 
As a Culture & People graduate, you will have the opportunity to support and develop over 18,000 employees and help make their lives a little better every day - are you up for the challenge?


Caitlin Shannon, Culture & People Grad“Being exposed to such a range of different experiences, projects and development opportunities throughout all teams within the Culture & People function was truly one of the best experiences I could have asked for after university!” |