MECCA Brands Graduate Program

The MECCA Graduate Program

Is your future with us?

The MECCA Brands Graduate Program is a 2-year program that will accelerate your career! Throughout your unique Graduate program journey, you will have the opportunity to make an impact in our fast growing business, supported by our commitment to your growth as a future leader. We look for highly driven, curious and innovative Graduates who aren’t afraid to dream big, get their hands dirty and challenge the status quo. Whatever your academic background, you will find opportunities within our Graduate program to drive change, experience multiple areas, innovate, and grow with MECCA!

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The highlights

The highlights

Based in our Support Centre office in Melbourne, our 2-year Graduate program will accelerate your career. Your Graduate journey will include 6-month rotations in up to 4 different departments. Not only will you be exposed to a curated mix of creative and business-oriented projects, you will have the opportunity to be involved in transformational initiatives with exposure to some of the latest technologies in the market, digital innovation, and experiential marketing like you’ve never seen before. We’ll provide you with access to an engaging and supportive team environment, game-changing leaders, and extensive training and mentorships to support your growth with MECCA.  By the time your journey as a Graduate is coming to an end, you’ll be primed to stay on, continue to grow and drive change.


Choose your future

Surrounded by Kanban project boards, next-gen tech training stations, MECCALAND memorabilia, and colourful meeting rooms – it’s safe to say that we’re not your typical corporate job. During the Graduate program, you could be…

  • Designing our next generation of stores
  • Developing new products
  • Working on new brand launches
  • Creating our next digital campaign
  • Developing our next modules of leadership training
  • Solving an inventory problem across a network of over 100 stores spread across Australia and New Zealand
  • Integrating and implementing new software throughout MECCA stores, the Support Centre or our warehouse
  • Preparing a business case for a major investment
  • Conceiving our next eCommerce feature
  • Contributing to transformational projects to set us up for future growth
Rotations in creative and business-oriented departments
First class training and development, in an environment where boldness and innovation are valued

First class training & development

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 program, including:

  • Pairing you with a coach and buddy to mentor, guide and support you
  • Workshops between rotations, with cross-functional Graduate team projects
  • Regular presentations by inspiring speakers from all around the world
  • Leadership, brand and core skills training

All this in a non-conformist and evolving environment where ideas and innovation are valued from all team members.


Be a part of Australia’s #4 Best Place to Work

Okay, let’s get real. As a Graduate, you’re going to be spending around 40 hours each week at work. So why not make those 40 hours as inspiring, rewarding and fun as possible? That’s exactly what we try to do each and every day here at MECCA. We add joy, hustle, celebration and fun into everyday life in our Support Centre. And we’re so thrilled that we were officially crowned as the #4 Best Place to Work across all of Australia, making us the only retailer in the top 5 and placing us in the list for the sixth consecutive year!

Be a part of Australia’s #2 Best Place to Work
The benefits!

The benefits!

Okay, we hear you - get to the good stuff! As one of our Graduates, you will receive:

  • 40% discount on all products sold in our stores
  • A quarterly product allowance earned by spending time in our stores, in our distribution centre and at special events
  • The opportunity to be involved in experiential marketing like no other. Think, MECCALAND!
  • Invitations to lunches with amazing speakers like Peggy O’Neal, Jane Tewson, Dr Dennis Gross, Emmanuel Jal, Dr Tererai Trent and Kristina Karlsson
  • Consideration for our Jo Horgan values award program, which celebrates 3 lucky winners each year who are treated to a career enriching overseas development trip
  • Access to mindfulness classes and group fitness sessions with our balance partners so you can eat more chocolate (read point below!)
  • Regular social events, food trucks, ice-cream stalls and coffee carts (#melbourne)

The nitty gritty

Key dates for the 2022 program

  • 1 March 2021 at 10:00 am AEDT – Applications opens
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  • 12 April 2021 at 11:59 pm AEDT – Applications close
  • If you are selected, complete our online interview and activities
  • May 2021 – If you make it to the next round, participate in our Graduate Recruitment Forum in Melbourne
  • Mid to late May 2021 – Offers made and finalised
  • Summer of 2021/2022 – Graduates without previous experience in a MECCA store will join us from October 2021 as a Summer Store Host and spend the summer learning about our amazing customers and exclusive products
  • Late January/early February 2022 – Your whole Graduate cohort will start at our Support Centre in Richmond, Melbourne, with a dedicated induction program, followed by rotations through up to 4 of our departments over the course of 2 years

The recruitment process

Four stage process

  • Stage 1 - Apply online. Applications open on Monday 1 March 2021 at 10:00 am, and close on Monday 12 April 2021 at 11:59 pm (AEDT Melbourne time). Be sure to click submit before the 11:59 pm cut-off, and don’t miss out!
  • Stage 2 - Online activities. If you are selected, complete a short video interview and some online activities.
  • Stage 3 - Graduate Recruitment Forum. If you make it to the next round, participate in our Graduate Recruitment Forum in May 2021 - the precise date will be communicated to successful applicants.
  • Stage 4 - Offers. We will make and finalise offers in mid to late May 2021.

About you

We’re looking for highly driven, curious, and innovative Graduates who aren’t afraid to think differently, get their hands dirty and change the game!

If that sounds like you, and you can answer ‘yes’ to each of the following questions, we’d love to receive your application:

  • Are you (or by the end of this year, will you be) a university Graduate from the class of 2019, 2020 or 2021?
  • Do you have a weighted average mark of 65 or more?
  • Are you based in Melbourne or are you willing to meet us in Melbourne for any recruitment related activities and re-locate to Melbourne for the Graduate program?
  • Are you an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or do you hold an Australian Permanent Residency?
  • Do you have previous or current experience working as a Store Host in one of our MECCA stores? If not, are you available from October 2021 to work as a Summer Store Host over the summer of 2021/2022 in your local MECCA Brands store, to learn about our amazing customers and exclusive products?
  • Are you passionate about going places with your career, rotating through up to 4 teams in our Support Centre and becoming a future leader of MECCA Brands?


Any questions? Chances are you will find the answers to your questions, plus some helpful tips and tricks for your application, in our FAQs.