Ocado Graduate Programmes
Start-up attitude in an established company
We are looking for graduates to join our fast-growing, dynamic and innovative company. We require graduates bursting with energy, drive and initiative who are striving to make a difference. We will empower you from day 1, and give you the autonomy and responsibility you need to solve problems for yourself. That’s why two years of experience at Ocado easily equate to four years elsewhere. You’ll be given genuine development opportunities and continued support, giving you the building blocks for a successful career here at Ocado. As a result, our graduates feel empowered...along with the other 12,000 employees in our bold and brilliant business.
The Ocado Story
Ocado is the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer, and a completely independent business, listed on the FTSE 250 index of the London Stock Exchange in 2010. Every day our brilliant teams devise innovative solutions that help us to give our customers exactly what they ordered – and more. We win countless consumer awards for our incredible, customer-centric business.
However, whilst we are best known for our UK grocery delivery service, that's just the bit people see above the surface. Our beating heart is a vast, unique fulfilment and logistics machine powered by research and technology. We have built, and are now refining, the world’s most advanced end-to-end online shopping and delivery solution. Not only will this advanced solution power our own online business, it will also power other businesses around the world. We completed our first commercial deal – with UK grocery retailer Morrisons – in 2013 and have recently signed our first international deal.
Across retail, where and how people shop is changing. Online is recognised as the fastest growing channel in grocery, and people expect us to be at the forefront of this revolution. We certainly are.
Our Graduate Programmes
Engineering: Put your engineering degree to use to support the delivery of projects across our ever-changing and dynamic engineering world. During this 18 month programme you will experience a wide range of areas, including Product Development, Automation Engineering, Building Technology and Central Engineering Operations.
Engineering Operations: With your keen interest for engineering operations, be one of the first graduates to work hands-on with our newly installed Ocado-own unique automated solutions on this 18 month programme.
Finance: Due to a huge range of cross-business experience and support with your accredited CIMA studies, this 3 year programme is designed to make you a finance leader of tomorrow. You will experience a variety of areas, including weekly reporting, retail, operations, technology and financial reporting.
General Management: Put your leadership skills to use in this 2 year rotational programme, which offers you experiences across a wide range of business areas, including Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations, HR and General Merchandise. You will be hands-on within the business, leading teams and inspiring others.
HR: With your keen interest in HR this 18 month programme offers a variety of placements within corporate, operations and regional HR teams. You will experience projects involving analysis, HR policies and employee development, encompassing areas such as training and development, recruitment and reward and employee relations.
Logistics Projects and Design: This 2 year programme is an opportunity for you to gain an insight into our unique business model and be part of Ocado’s future. You will work within the team responsible for delivering new warehouses (CFCs), upgrading current ones, developing new automation, and other initiatives.
Operations Management: Our highly automated, fast-paced fulfilment centres are unlike anything you will have ever seen before and this 2 year programme sees you immersed in their operational management. You will be responsible for a team of 30 operatives, taking on all the challenges our warehouses (CFCs) provide.
Retail: This 2 year programme is designed to guide you to become an expert in e-commerce. You will experience a variety of placements, including both analytical and creative projects, across areas such as marketing, own brand product development, insight, trading, merchandising and supply chain.
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