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Logistics Concept Design Graduate Scheme

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

Our Logistics Concept Designers are some of the most well-connected people in our business. Working with our global partners and every area of our organisation as well as to ensure our fulfilment centres really deliver.

As well as logistics and design graduates, this programme is perfect for engineers, mathematicians, physicians, biologists and artists, who have all gone on to thrive in this business area.

Working as part of the “ New Customer Fulfilment Centres Design Team ”, you will complete rotations around key areas of the business and help develop the Concept design for Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) for the future.

With deals to build our CFCs across America, France, Canada and more in the UK, you will be part of the team making this happen, designing new facilities to meet our partners’ unique needs.

To help you get the best and broadest understanding and network across the business, your programme is split into two parts.

  1. 9 months of rotations around key departments.
  2. 9 months in the Design Team where you will actively

The first nine months of the scheme are spent rotating around a number of key departments to help you develop the business knowledge, core skills and professional network. You will rotate across the business including; CFC Operations, Service Delivery, Supply Chain, Business Planning, Automation Development, New CFCs Project Implementation and Operational Excellence.

Based within our Hatfield Central office, you will be exposed to various projects at different stages of completion, designing solutions independently, and collaboratively, using SketchUp to bring your ideas to life. In doing so you will be combining the innovations from Ocado Technology and Engineering to design the most effective CFCs.

This role will see you creatively work on the best way to integrate the essential elements of our CFCs to meet the requirements of our partner businesses. This is a design focussed logistics role, but it is not necessary to have studied a specific degree course to be successful. We want creative, original, enthusiastic graduates for this design-led role who are team players, can think innovatively, are willing to try new things and would rather try and fail than not try at all.

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 fulfilment 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.

Equal Opportunities

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity above gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or union participation. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally.

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

Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5
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?: