Colgate-Palmolive South Africa Emerging Leaders Commercial Graduate Programme 2024

Job Summary

Applicatiojs are now open for the Colgate-Palmolive South Africa Commercial Graduate Programme 2024.

Closing date: On-going

Location: Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Purpose

With this program, Colgate-Palmolive South Africa provides early in career graduates the opportunity to start their development & growth journey in our commercial functions – Customer Development, Customer Service & Logistics, and Marketing.

Careers at Colgate-Palmolive

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.

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.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

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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!

About the Colgate-Palmolive South Africa Commercial Graduate Programme 2024

Successful candidates will gain learning experience via job rotations and project assignments.  Upon successful completion of the 24-month program, the Commercial Trainee can be offered a permanent role in the company based on performance and business needs.

As a part of our commercial team, you can help Colgate-Palmolive delight our consumers and customers every day by taking winning actions for brands, contributing to category growth, and building stronger consumer engagement for mutual growth.


  • Minimum B.Com Honours degree in
    • Strategic Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Business Management
    • Logisitics Mangement
    • Other related BCom Honours studies
    • Additional Digital/Analytics courses completed will be an added advantage

  • 0 – 2  years of working experience
    • Must not have completed more than 1 internship/graduate program previously

Skills and Competencies

  • Possess analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Numerate with good attention to detail
  • Result-focused with strong leadership, and able to work well in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong implementation/team building /collaboration and  project management skills
  • Ability to work well under time pressure
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How to Apply

Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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