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General Management Graduate Scheme

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

We are looking for future leaders and managers to join our fast growing, dynamic and innovative company. Graduates on this scheme have been, and will continue to be, a central part of our continuous expansion and success; driving change, inspiring others, leading teams and generating new ideas. 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 Group. You will be given genuine development opportunities and continued support, giving you the building blocks for a successful career here. As a result, our graduates feel empowered, along with the other 15,000 employees of our bold and brilliant business.

This two year programme will involve four rotations across three categories: our Business Central functions, our Operation and in Projects, these could include helping to design and implement our new CFCs (Customer Fulfilment Centres - our automated warehouses), working in our warehouse operation as a team manager or taking on a project within our technology team - the options are truly endless. 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.

Your responsibilities will vary dependent on placement but generally in this programme you will be working hands on within the business, conducting practical work to improve processes and procedures and generating new ideas. You will be involved in project managing small to medium sized projects in various business areas. Most importantly you will learn about all aspects of the business in order to appreciate what makes us a leader in the fast paced, ever changing technology world.

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 four 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 also an array of learning & development opportunities available to all graduates here at Ocado, for example a negotiation training course and a presentation skills workshop. You will also be given the opportunity to enrol on a Level 5 Apprenticeship programme in either Project Management or Leadership and Management.

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


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, - 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.


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.


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.


Our Application Process

Applications to our schemes open on Monday 23rd September and should be made through the 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

South East
Number of vacancies: 
11 to 20
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?: