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DuluxGroup

4.0
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

About DuluxGroup

  • Construction & Property Services
  • Retail, Sales & Consumer Goods

With a rich history spanning over 100 years, we are the home of some of Australia and New Zealand’s most recognised and iconic brands, including Dulux, Selleys, Yates, B&D, and Cabot’s, to name a few. 

Our brands have been woven into the fabric of the communities in which we operate, helping our consumers to imagine and create better places and spaces in which to live and work. 
We employ a team of more than 4,000 people around the world, in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, China, the United Kingdom and France.

The DuluxGroup Difference

Here’s a sneak peek into what we offer our employees.

Learning and career development

We want our people to unleash their imaginations and imagine “what if?”. We support this through a range of targeted learning and development programs, as well as by offering genuine career pathways across our broad and diverse range of businesses and brands.

Caring for our communities and the environment

We encourage our people to play a role in their communities, including by offering a paid “Supporting Our Communities” action day each year. An embedded focus on safety and sustainability also drives us to deliver on our vision of "A Future Without Harm.”

Flexible Work

We understand that a “one size fits all” approach doesn’t work, and are committed to providing a flexible work environment that enables our people to manage their work, family and lifestyle responsibilities in their own unique way. It is part of what we do and who we are.

Our Values & Behaviours

We are united by a shared set of unique Values and Behaviours that underpin our high-performance culture and guide the way that we deliver our core purpose. Our values are:

  • Be consumer driven, customer focused
  • Unleash your imagination
  • Value people, work safely and respect the environment
  • Run the business as your own

Other Perks

  • Access our market-leading range of products at a discounted rate
  • The Employee Assistance Program is a free, voluntary and strictly confidential service for employees and their immediate families, which is available to support them through any personal or work matters that they might experience
  • Feel valued through our numerous Employee Reward and Recognition programs
  • Competitive remuneration packages and additional employee benefits, including an array of corporate partnerships and discounts
  • For parents, we offer a Parental Leave package of 12 weeks paid leave for the primary career

Recruitment Process

DuluxGroup’s Graduate Development Program has an annual intake. For this year our process will commence in August.

Those from all disciplines are welcome to apply. However, you’ll have an advantage if you’ve got a degree in accounting, chemistry, engineering, marketing, commerce or IT. Being able to provide evidence of interpersonal communication and leadership skills, an innovative and creative mindset and ambition will also count in your favour.  

The process begins with an online application, which involves uploading a CV and cover letter. DuluxGroup’s standard recruitment stages are: online application; telephone interview; first-round interview; psychometric testing; work sample and presentation, second-round interview; reference checks; pre-employment medical and formal offer.

If your application is successful, you’ll undertake a tailored three-year Graduate Development program. Previous graduates have worked in areas such as engineering, finance, HR, IT, marketing, sales, supply chain and R&D. You can expect to work across business units, locations and functions relevant to your qualification and career aspirations.

You will participate in two development workshops every year and get plenty of opportunities to interact with senior management. You’ll be “exposed to a wide variety of challenging opportunities” given DuluxGroup operates “a large number of sites with different operating methods and challenges”. You’ll develop both your technical expertise and interpersonal skills and may be in a line-management role by your final year in the program.

Remuneration & Career Growth

As a DuluxGroup Graduate, you will be offered many opportunities across your three-year program. You may work across different functions, business units and sites. Twice a year you will come together to participate in development workshops, where you will learn:

  • Commercial skills
  • Project management
  • Effective communication and negotiation techniques
  • Presentation skills and much more

These are focused on building professional skills and leadership capabilities to help you build your career as a leader in our growing business, while also giving you exposure to networking opportunities with senior leaders. The role is demanding, challenging and rewarding.

Can you imagine anything better?

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.0
Overall score based on 12 reviews
They Score Best in…
9
Work Hours
8.3
Culture
8.1
Training
7.9
Corporate Social Responsibility
9
Work Hours
8.3
Culture
8.1
Training
7.9
Corporate Social Responsibility
What Graduates Say About Them
  • People and work culture: DuluxGroup is home to some of the best people to work with. The work culture is really friendly and supportive. Given this was my first job straight out of uni, I felt welcomed when I joined the company, made friends and fit right in soon after.
  • Job security: DuluxGroup really looks after its employees. This was especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic when the company really supported its employees through uncertainty.
  • Ability to move across the business: As many well-known brands and business functions fall under the DuluxGroup umbrella, the business is very open to employees moving across the different brands and functions to further their professional development.
  • Flexibility: Maintaining work-life balance at DuluxGroup is not a problem at all. The company offers flexible hours and managers are supportive if people's priorities shift requiring flexible working arrangements.
  • Learning: The graduate program its one the best learning opportunities that I have experienced. More importantly I had an opportunity to meet people from other SBUs and learn more about DuluxGroup.
  • As a grad, some work and tasks can seem insubstantial.
  • There are many departments, which sometimes leads to a delay in decision-making.
  • Still developing its own ability/standards around some technical areas.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • NSW, Victoria, Queensland, & South Australia
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Calling all recent graduates to kick start their career in Research and Development You will help develop new and/or improve our high quality products!

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Little things make a large difference in this role, e.g. making a visit to a customer and gaining some insight on their use of competitor products while also supporting their needs and listening to them.

Tyler Cattle

  • Graduate stories
Little things make a large difference in this role, e.g. making a visit to a customer and gaining some insight on their use of competitor products while also supporting their needs and listening to them.

Tyler Cattle

  • Graduate stories
My main responsibilities are conducting research to investigate the technologies currently available and trying to make them work in the context of coatings. 

Daniel Fioretti

  • Graduate stories
My main responsibilities are conducting research to investigate the technologies currently available and trying to make them work in the context of coatings. 

Daniel Fioretti

  • Graduate stories
Little things make a large difference in this role, e.g. making a visit to a customer and gaining some insight on their use of competitor products while also supporting their needs and listening to them.

Tyler Cattle

  • Graduate stories
Little things make a large difference in this role, e.g. making a visit to a customer and gaining some insight on their use of competitor products while also supporting their needs and listening to them.

Tyler Cattle

  • Graduate stories
My main responsibilities are conducting research to investigate the technologies currently available and trying to make them work in the context of coatings. 

Daniel Fioretti

  • Graduate stories
My main responsibilities are conducting research to investigate the technologies currently available and trying to make them work in the context of coatings. 

Daniel Fioretti


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Tori Clutton

Tori Clutton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) from Deakin University in 2012 and is now working as an Assistant Brand Manager - Cabot’s at DuluxGroup.
  • Day in the life

Tori Clutton

Tori Clutton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) from Deakin University in 2012 and is now working as an Assistant Brand Manager - Cabot’s at DuluxGroup.
  • Day in the life

Bonnie Jenkinson

Bonnie Jenkinson studied a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at RMIT University, graduating in 2015.
  • Day in the life

Bonnie Jenkinson

Bonnie Jenkinson studied a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at RMIT University, graduating in 2015.
  • Day in the life

Tori Clutton

Tori Clutton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) from Deakin University in 2012 and is now working as an Assistant Brand Manager - Cabot’s at DuluxGroup.
  • Day in the life

Tori Clutton

Tori Clutton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) from Deakin University in 2012 and is now working as an Assistant Brand Manager - Cabot’s at DuluxGroup.
  • Day in the life

Bonnie Jenkinson

Bonnie Jenkinson studied a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at RMIT University, graduating in 2015.
  • Day in the life

Bonnie Jenkinson

Bonnie Jenkinson studied a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at RMIT University, graduating in 2015.

Advice


How to secure a role in the DuluxGroup graduate program

One of Australia’s global success stories, DuluxGroup have dominated the premium paint market since 1918, when they first introduced their decorative products to Australian and New Zealand homes.

How to secure a role in the DuluxGroup graduate program

One of Australia’s global success stories, DuluxGroup have dominated the premium paint market since 1918, when they first introduced their decorative products to Australian and New Zealand homes.