We are looking for individuals who are full of energy, drive and initiative and who are striving to make a difference to join our fast growing, dynamic and innovative company. 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.
This two year programme within the Logistics Development team is an opportunity for you to gain an insight into our unique business model and be part of Ocado’s future. The team is responsible for delivering new warehouses (which we call "Customer Fulfilment Centres" or "CFCs"), upgrading current ones, developing new automation and other initiatives associated with the future direction of the company. Be it nationally or internationally, you will gain exposure to development projects and interact with key stakeholders across the business.
This scheme consists of rotations across a number of development areas including Automation Development, Live CFC Site Projects, Product & Concept Evolution, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Realisation, Functional Testing and CFC Implementation. You will be a project manager with real responsibility delivering vital projects on time, in budget and to spec. This will give you a broad view of business development within Ocado including: developing our in house proprietary fulfilment equipment, project managing the building of new CFCs, continuous improvement and expansion of existing CFCs and sourcing and developing property and new business initiatives. This scheme is based across our Hatfield (Central Office) and Welwyn Garden City sites but could involve a placement of up to six months in one of our newest CFCs and/or travel to our international clients’ sites.
Your role will include working hands on within the Logistics Development teams, conducting practical work to improve processes and procedures and generating new ideas. You will be project managing small to medium sized projects across various business areas, and getting involved in business strategy, business cases and planning. Most importantly you will be learning about all aspects of the business and gain the experience and knowledge required to build your career.
The rotational nature of our graduate schemes make them brilliant learning & development opportunities as experience is gained across teams and areas of the business. In addition, there will also be an array of learning & development opportunities available to all graduates here at Ocado from negotiation training courses to presentation skills workshops. As part of this scheme, you will additionally be offered the opportunity to enrol on a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Project Management.
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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.
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 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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