Graduate scheme


We are looking for engineering 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. Ocado Group is at the forefront innovation with automation robotics in customer fulfilment and engineering is at the heart of what we do. We will empower you from day one, and give you the autonomy and responsibility you need to solve problems for yourself. We are looking for graduates that can keep up with us and are ready to help shape the future of Ocado. You will 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 15,000 employees in our bold and brilliant business.

Ocado is underpinned by amazing technology and engineering can be found in many teams.  The Ocado Engineering Graduate scheme is a two year programme with a focus on our automation systems and solutions. You will work across multiple divisions within Ocado Group. You will have opportunities ranging from the development of new technologies and solutions, design, testing, continuous improvement, product application to our client sites around the world, working with global manufacturers or installing and commissioning one of our new sites. With continuous support, graduates will spend two years on live business and engineering challenges fully embedded in teams refining skills, gaining valuable experience and learning where their capabilities, passion and ambitions lie. For graduates who want to be part of our exciting future, Ocado Group will look to retain engineering talent and provide graduates with career progression which matches their aspirations.

Some of your responsibilities could involve:

  • Working at our warehouses (which we call "Customer Fulfilment Centres" or "CFCs") on the implementation, construction and testing of our solutions including our highly Automated Machines.
  • Being a product expert and providing specialist expertise for one of our many product streams from the start of the construction project through to site handover.
  • Being part of our Design Engineering team, developing and reviewing drawings as well as working on standards and reports having a direct impact for our warehouses around the world.
  • Working as a key part of our Reliability Engineering team, developing new and innovative methods for gathering necessary failure cause data and using this to conduct root cause analysis for our products and components.
  • Working within our Development Design Engineering and working on designing the next generation of machines that power our warehouses.

In this role you will develop and refine essential engineering and leadership and personal skills whilst gaining valuable experience across a wide range of areas. Your development will be supported throughout your placements in fantastic and diverse teams and the use of personal targets and development plans set by your managers. You will be expected to complete various additional training modules to complement your development and engineering and personal career to help you thrive and realise your best potential

We are looking for people with an engineering background, this could come from your degree area, a placement year or hands-on experience. We welcome engineers from a wide range of disciplines and look forward to receiving your application.

We are innovators, we are creators and we are problem solvers. We are Ocado Group Grads, are you?

We offer flexibility on your location

Wherever possible, we offer the option to work from almost any location* for up to 30 calendar days a year, giving our teams the flexibility to be closer to family, expand their horizons, or simply have a change of scenery.

Balance and wellbeing are important to us, and taking a break is key. We also want everyone to use all of their annual leave. That’s why we offer you the possibility of attaching up to two weeks of annual leave to your work-from-anywhere, giving you the chance of extending your stay in your chosen destination.

*Conditions apply to where you can work from

We have a hybrid workplace

We embrace a hybrid working pattern because we know flexibility is crucial for our people.

Where the roles allow it, our teams work together in the office, two to three coordinated days a week. The focus is to relate, interact, and collaborate.

For the rest of the week, there is the option to work remotely.

Our application process

Applications to our schemes open on 4th October 2021 and should be made through the Ocado group website. Due to high volumes of applications our vacancy close dates are subject to change and our suggestion would be to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Following online applications, candidates may be invited to complete a series of online tests along with a video assessment.

Applicants who successfully complete these will be invited to attend a Virtual Assessment Centre which is being held on the 22nd November 2021.

 The Virtual Assessment Centre will include two group exercises along with a  personalised presentation. It’s not as scary as it sounds though! We’ve designed the process to be able to get to know you and to see what you’re capable of. As mentioned the assessment centre for this role will be held on 22nd November 2021 successful candidates will be invited to begin their roles in September 2022.

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Hatfield and Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs).



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