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Engineering Graduate Scheme

Salary notes: 
Competitive
Job/scheme locations: 
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Closing date: 
Open/ongoing

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 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 an ever changing and dynamic engineering division called Ocado Engineering. Graduates on this two year programme will support the delivery of projects across a wide range of areas including Product Development, Automation Engineering, Building Technology and Central Engineering Operations. With continuous support, graduates will spend two years 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 Engineering will look to retain 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 highly Automated Machines
  • Working as part of a team responsible for a large part of the Automation Engineering system, supporting roll out to new sites through standardisation and providing expertise on site
  • Design Engineering, developing and reviewing drawings and working on standards and reports
  • Developing new methods for gathering necessary failure cause data and looking at root cause analysis
  • Development Projects Engineering, working as part of the team designing next generation machines
  • Reliability Engineering through data analysis and hands on testing

In this role you will develop and refine essential engineering and management skills whilst gaining valuable experience across the wide range of areas discussed. Your development will be supported throughout your placements by fantastic teams and the use of personal targets and development plans set by your managers. You will be expected to complete Health & Safety and Engineering & Management training courses alongside an array of additional training opportunities available to graduates at Ocado from negotiation training courses to presentation skills workshops.

Ideally 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?

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The Ocado Group Story

The Ocado Group is unique. We are best known for our work creating the world’s number one online-only grocery retailer, Ocado.com - we have spent the last 19 years learning, investing and innovating; developing the world’s most advanced end-to-end online shopping and fulfillment operation powered by our research and technology. Recent years have seen us sign deals with grocery businesses around the world - Morrisons in the UK, Kroger in the US and Coles in Australia amongst others - which will see them utilise our advanced platform to provide an amazing online shopping experience to their customers.
We’re an established business with a startup mentality. We pride ourselves on our ability to implement solutions faster than our competitors can create them themselves, and to continue operating our world-class platform at the cutting edge, we need colleagues who are as driven as we are. Our hard work and our values make us who we are: we’re in it together, we are proud of what we do and we know we can be even better. We need bright, analytical, tenacious, inquisitive, communicative people who can create positive outcomes in a challenging, fast-paced environment and who are looking to join a truly innovative, fast-growing, FTSE 100 business.

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Right to Work

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom for the duration of the programme. We are unable to sponsor visas for overseas applicants for this programme.

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Working at Ocado Group

Graduates are an important part of teams across the Ocado Group and play an important role in developing and growing our business. Applications for our schemes are welcome from graduates of every discipline and each application will be judged on its merits. Candidates will take part in a screening process involving online testing, a video interview and an assessment centre.
Our schemes vary in length but all graduates are recruited on a permanent contract of 40 hours per week. We expect our graduates to be willing to be mobile as part of their schemes. We aim to be as flexible and accommodating as possible and we welcome your questions and queries.

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Our Application Process

Applications to our schemes open on Monday 23rd September and should be made through the Ocado.jobs 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. Following online applications, candidates may be invited to complete a series of online tests and a video assessment. Applicants who successfully complete these will be invited to attend an assessment centre at our Ocado central office in Hatfield. Assessment centres will be held in November and February and successful candidates will be invited to begin their roles from 7th September 2020.

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More about this vacancy

Region: 
South East
Number of vacancies: 
6 to 10
Benefits: 
Gym membership/subsidy, Life assurance, Pension scheme (with company contribution), Private healthcare, Share options, Season ticket loan
Days' holiday: 
23 days

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Degree requirements: 
Not applicable
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: 
No
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