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Am I eligible to apply for the 2021 MECCA Brands Graduate Program?
We hope so!
If you can answer 'yes' to each of the following questions, we'd love to receive your application:
If your answers are a resounding 'yes', then we would love to see your application!
Do I need to hold any particular degree to be able to apply?
No particular degree is needed, so long as you hold at least a University Bachelor’s degree. Applications for our
2021 Graduate Program are open to Graduates who:
If you find that the 2021 Graduate Program isn’t quite the opportunity for you, we would otherwise encourage you to
look from time-to-time at the “Current Opportunities”
How do I calculate my Average Weighted Mark (WAM)?
Most Universities provide their students with a final mark out of 100 (the Subject Mark), for each subject completed
by the student (the Completed Subjects). You can then generate your WAM using the following formula:
WAM = (Sum of the Subject Marks) / (Number of Completed Subjects)
If your University only provides you with a Grade Point Average (GPA) and not a WAM, please contact your University
and ask if they can kindly convert your GPA into a WAM.
Do I need to be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident to apply?
Yes. MECCA Brands is only able to offer positions to Graduates that are Australian or New Zealand Citizens or
We are so sorry if this rules you out from our Graduate program. We love our MECCA Beauties from all over the world
and we value different perspectives in our Graduate program. But the thing is, at the moment we are so lucky to
receive so many applications from strong, talented and qualified applicants who are Australian or New Zealand
Citizens, or Australian Permanent Residents, that we are not able to offer Graduate positions outside of these
Do I need previous experience with MECCA Brands?
Our purpose at MECCA Brands is to enable our customers to look and feel their best. Our stores are our beating heart.
There's no better way to understand our purpose, meet our MECCA-mazing customers and learn about our exceptional and
exclusive products, than by spending time in one of our vibrant stores as an in-store Host.
We therefore will only accept Graduates who are either:
Can I apply if I don’t live in Melbourne?
Yes! We would love to bring your interstate / international experiences to Melbourne and fill our Support Centre with
talent from all corners of Australia and New Zealand.
However please be aware that if you progress through our application process, you will need to be available to attend
our one-day Graduate Recruitment Forum in Melbourne in early or mid April 2020 (the precise date will be
communicated to successful candidates). And if you are invited to join our Graduate program, you will need to be
prepared to move to Melbourne for the two-year duration of the Graduate program, starting in late January 2021.
Where is MECCA Brands' Support Centre located and how many people work in it?
Our Support Centre is located in two neighbouring, beautifully converted industrial spaces in Richmond, just east of
the Melbourne CBD.
There are currently around 380 team members working in our Support Centre and this number seems to keep growing every
What is the culture in MECCA Brands' Support Centre?
In one word, open. We are open to ideas, open to boldness, open to trying new things, open to working across teams…
and, fittingly, our Support Centre is completely open plan (you can take a peek at our Support Centre on Vogue Australia’s site)!
We are driven. One of our values is to do whatever it takes.
We don’t sit still. We are always evolving, improving, innovating, and cooking up the next big thing in beauty.
We work collaboratively. We hustle. We are fair. We practice generosity. We celebrate successes. And we have fun.
Are there internship or work experience opportunities available in MECCA Brands' support centre?
At this stage, we don’t offer an internship or work experience program in our Support Centre.
But we are always growing and evolving here at MECCA, and we never say never!
What are the opening and closing dates for applications for the 2021 MECCA Brands Graduate Program?
Applications for the 2021 MECCA Brands Graduate Program open on Monday 10 February 2020 at 10:00 am (AEDT), and close
on Monday 9 March 2020 at 11:59 pm (AEDT).
Our tip - if you can, click submit on your application before the closing day. Sometimes candidates experience
difficulties with their internet connections, or have a question about how to complete the application, and
unfortunately we may not have enough time to help you and answer your question on the day that applications close.
How do I apply for the 2021 MECCA Brands Graduate Program?
To apply, from Monday 10 February 2020 to Monday 9 March 2020 at 11:59pm, click here.
No need to prepare an application letter. Simply answer some questions, attach your CV and academic transcript, and
submit. A handful of the questions ask for a slightly longer form written answer, and we are very curious to see
your response and what you have to say, so we encourage you to take your time completing the application.
Can I save my application as I go, and then submit it later?
Yes. If you are applying internally, please use the ‘Save For Later’ button. If you are applying via the main
application, each time you click ‘Next’ your application will automatically save. You can come back to your saved
job application at any point before Monday 9 March 2020 at 11:59 pm (AEDT), by clicking back on the position
application, and selecting ‘Continue Application’.
When can I expect to hear from MECCA after submitting my application for the 2020 MECCA Brands Graduate Program?
We aim to respond to all applicants by the end of March 2020.
What is involved in the recruitment process?
What types of assessment activities can I expect at the Graduate Recruitment Forum?
The Graduate Recruitment Forum is a great way for us to get to know each other.
Come along prepared to ask us all and any questions you have about life at MECCA Brands and the Graduate program. And
ready to participate in some scenario-based discussions and interviews with the MECCA Brands team.
Do I have to attend the Graduate Recruitment Forum in-person?
Due to the nature of the activities at the Graduate Recruitment Forum, we ask all invited applicants to attend the
Forum in person in Melbourne.
When does the 2021 MECCA Brands Graduate Program start?
For Graduates with current or past experience as an in-store Host in a MECCA Brands store, the program starts in our
Support Centre in late January / early February 2021 (we'll confirm the precise date with successful applicants).
For Graduates without in-store MECCA experience, you will receive in-store training in October 2020 and join us as a
Summer Store Host over the 2020/2021 summer.
I am available to start the Graduate program this year. Does MECCA Brands accept mid-year intakes or other early
starters in its 2021 Graduate program?
No, unfortunately. All our 2021 Graduates will start in our Support Centre in late January/February 2021. We decided
to make sure all our 2021 Graduates start at the same time because it will ensure that all our Graduates start the
program with a supportive cohort and progress through the great training and projects we offer during the program at
the same pace.
How many rotations does a Graduate undertake and for how long?
Our Graduates will complete up to four rotations in different departments, each approximately six months long.
The rotations provide our Graduates with an all-access pass to a variety of departments within our Support Centre. It
is an exclusive opportunity to expose yourself to a variety of work and practical experience within the Support
Centre, and to launch your career as one of our future game changers. The rotations will allow you to explore which
areas of the business you are most passionate about and would like to find a permanent role in.
At each stage you will receive support from your coach, your department manager and a buddy.
Is a Graduate offer with MECCA Brands for a particular department?
No. You will be offered a position as a MECCA Brands Graduate, not specifically to any department. We’ll then work
closely with you to understand your career goals and aspirations, and allocate you to teams and opportunities that
will help you develop and grow (subject to the needs of the Support Centre).
Can I expect to receive ongoing training during the Graduate program?
Yes! The first week of our Graduate program is dedicated to formal learning and development, to equip you with the
skills to excel at MECCA Brands right from the start.
We also provide you with a wide range of continual support and training throughout the Graduate program, including:
What departments could I be working in?
We encourage you to create your own "pick 'n mix" version of our Graduate program to get your career off to a flying
You can choose from the following departments:
What kind of projects can I expect to work on during the Graduate program?
Our Graduates form integral parts of our various teams, and will be involved in innovative projects from day one.
Here at MECCA Brands, the types of projects you can expect to work on (depending on your department) could be:
On what basis will I be employed as a Graduate?
All positions in the 2021 MECCA Brands Graduate Program are full-time salaried positions and will be two-year fixed
term contracts commencing in early late January/early February 2021.
What kind of opportunities are available at the end of the Graduate program?
That's really a question for you to answer during the Graduate program - and we will be here supporting you
throughout the process to get you there. There will be a range of opportunities open to you as you come to the end
of the Graduate program to take your career to the next level in MECCA, be it in our Support Centre, in-store or in
our Distribution Centre.
I still have a question, how can I contact you?
Please feel free to contact us with any other questions about the MECCA Graduate program at firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure to follow our @LifeAtMECCAInstagram
account, and on LinkedIn, for updates.