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Operations 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. 

Ocado Logistics are responsible for storing, picking, dispatching and delivering over a million products a day to customers. To ensure that you are successful in your future role with us, you will be exposed to four different rotations as part of your scheme. These placements will include time managing teams at our operational sites across the UK. You will also undertake a placement in one of our central divisions, such as Excellence, Planning or People. This well rounded experience will develop your skills and will give you the tools to become a future leader in the Ocado Group.

This graduate programme is like no other. From the start you will take accountability for large teams of people and the challenges that our pioneering and highly automated sites throw at you. Towards the end of the two year development programme you will reach the level of skill where you will be taking on more and more responsibility within a site. It will challenge you! It is a tough environment, our operation is live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you will need to be flexible to work shift patterns that would include both day and night shifts and weekends. However, the opportunity to be part of the challenge of meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations in our very unique operating model is guaranteed to be an exciting one! You will develop skills which will propel you into a multitude of different career opportunities following your programme.

To help you adapt to our graduate programme and business, this structured development programme combines practical and theoretical management skills. You will be given the opportunity to enrol on an apprenticeship in leadership or project management as part of your scheme, and you will be supported throughout your placements with personal targets and development plans. In addition to this you will benefit from excellent Ocado Graduate training, complemented by highly specialist operational training. We will support you through the programme towards a full management position with the expectation that you will progress through the organisation to more senior management or more specialised roles in double quick time.

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

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.

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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More about this vacancy

South East
Number of vacancies: 
6 to 10
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?: