Commercial Graduate Programme Surrey 2024

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Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!

Colgate-Palmolive is looking for you

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages our values of Caring, Inclusivity & Courageousness, which has contributed to our enduring success.

In between those smiles our Commercial Graduate Programme is designed to develop you as a high performing individual who will compete to become a future Colgate-Palmolive leader, driving sustainable business growth in highly competitive markets and help us to build a future you can smile about.

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be! We have a fantastic opportunity for two curious and passionate Graduates to join our Northern Europe Hub Team. Could this be you?

As a Commercial Graduate you will participate in a structured rotation programme across our Consumer Experience & Customer Development functions to gain a commercial understanding of our business. You will also contribute to cross functional projects across Finance & Customer Service & Logistics, under the mentorship of experienced professionals, to address real-world business challenges and drive innovation. Alongside working with some of our largest customers in the UK such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco & Asda.


  • Students that have recently graduated in 2023, or are due to graduate in 2024
  • Strong analytical and problem solving
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • A proactive, adaptable and, results-oriented mindset
  • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • A genuine interest in pursuing a career in a commercial environment

What we offer

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Exposure to a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Networking and mentorship from industry experts
  • A chance to make a real impact on our business

Application process

  • SHL test
  • Application screening
  • Assessment day

It is likely that you have read this far because you are interested, so we invite you to apply?

About us

Our commitment to sustainability

With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion

Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

Equal opportunity employer

Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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