General Management Graduate Scheme
We are looking for 70 graduates across 10 schemes to join our fast paced, dynamic and innovative company. Ocado has been growing rapidly and through this we are giving real responsibility and autonomy to our graduates. Graduates will not just fill spaces, but we will give you genuine development opportunities to become future leaders and rise quickly through the company to help shape the future of Ocado.
What we want from our General Management candidates
Are you a confident individual ready to adapt to different situations? Can you build relationships to connect teams to reach an end goal? We are looking for future leaders and managers that can be put in any rotation and improve themselves and the project they have chosen.
The General Management Scheme
This 2 year programme will involve four rotations across a wide range of areas including Supply Chain, Logistics, Operational Management, Finance, General Merchandise and Human Resources. This rotational programme provides a fantastic opportunity for you to drive your own development based on your interests and passion. You will work on many business specific projects and spend time learning about the intricacies of our unique business model.
Potential Placements include:
This 24 month scheme is split over 4 x 6 month schemes. You will have the opportunity to work in the different ‘zones’ of Ocado. They consist of Central, Operations and Projects. If any of the specific placements excite you, you should research them in more detail as most have their own graduate scheme. After your two years, you are offered a contract with one of the teams you feel you felt you connected with best and can offer real value to the company.
Central – This 6 month scheme is usually a specialised area, amongst your choices are Legal, Finance, Graduate Recruitment, HR and Analysts. You work in a smaller team and take on an assigned project.
Operations – This is your opportunity to be really hands on for 6 months. With the majority of options here being directly involved in the CFC’s, you will develop your leadership skills as you are put in charge of 30-40 and become a manager at one of our warehouses. There is the potential for shift work in some of the choices, but the benefits of that include 4 days on, 4 days off!
Projects – This is a particularly exciting rotation, you are put in charge of a project that you can make your own and strive towards an end goal that you set from the start. This rotation can be involved in areas such as Logistics Projects, Ocado Solutions and Logistics Design.
Learning & Development
The greatest learning & development opportunity that this programme provides is through engagement with a large variety of rotations. It is an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in 4 completely different areas of our business and therefore learn from, and with, a variety of different people. You will be supported throughout your placements by fantastic teams and with personal targets and development plans set by your managers. In addition to all of this, there is the opportunity to gain a Level 5 management qualification with ILM.
What we want from you
- A 2:1 in any degree, providing you believe it has given you the skills to take analytical, creative and detailed approaches to work
- Grades ABB in your A Levels (or equivalent)
- The ability to adapt to new situations, work cultures, teams and deadlines quickly and deliver every day
- To set yourself high goals, GM graduates are the future leaders of Ocado and we will not accept second best
- Ocado pension scheme with company contributions of up to 7%
- Private medical insurance
- Free Ocado shares awarded each year
- 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 with three years' service
- Staff discount on the Ocado website and it’s sites Fetch, Fabled and Sizzle
- Discounts at Cineworld, Buyagift, Prezzo, Chimichanga, Vodafone and many more!
Right to Work
You must have the right to work in the UK for the full duration of the programme (24 months), be flexible to travel whilst on a placement and be fluent in English.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.
The expected start date for this programme will be early September.