Do you want to learn more about finance in a large multinational technology company? Do you enjoy analysing and interpreting data, business partnering and working with senior stakeholders? Do you want to progress with a career in finance and gain professional qualifications?
The Ocado finance graduate programme is designed to support you in becoming a finance leader of tomorrow. Over the course of the three year programme you will have the opportunity to grow your understanding of finance through exposure to the key areas of a fast-paced, dynamic finance department as you complete placements around the team. The series of one year placements will be across a variety of areas in the Ocado finance team including: Operations, Central, Technology and Group Finance.
As a guide, your graduate programme could look like:
- 1st year – Your time to build in-depth knowledge of Ocado, the finance team and its systems. Typical finance placements are in Ocado Logistics, CFC Implementation Projects and Group Finance. You will also work on projects to help further build your knowledge at Ocado, working with senior members of the finance team.
- 2nd year – You will develop your finance skills further by rotating into a different finance team such as Financial Reporting, Financial Controls, Platform Implementation or Central Finance. Your second year role will allow you to showcase and apply the skills you have learnt from your first year at Ocado. The roles are designed to further support and enhance your accounting, reporting, analysis and business partnering skills.
- 3rd year – A typical role will be supporting Technology, Solutions or Ocado Logistics, working closely with senior stakeholders within finance and with various departments across Ocado. The third year placements are designed to stretch you that little bit further, whilst applying the knowledge you gained in your previous rotations to the business.
Ocado will support and sponsor your finance qualification for either ACCA or CIMA, ensuring you gain the skills you need to accelerate your career at Ocado. In addition, there will also be an array of learning & development opportunities available to all graduates, from negotiation training courses to presentation skills workshops. You’ll have sufficient study time for you to succeed in your exams in addition to your holiday allowance. All graduates are given a buddy/mentor to help support and guide them during the Ocado graduate scheme.
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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 19th 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 19th November 2021 successful candidates will be invited to begin their roles in September 2022.