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UX Graduate Scheme

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

Ocado Technology, powering the future of retail through sustained disruptive technology innovation...”

Ocado Technology is putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We develop innovative software and systems that power, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer as well as the global ‘Ocado Smart Platform’. With everything from websites to fully autonomous warehouse that we design in-house, our employees need to be specialists in a wide range of technologies to help drive our business - we’re looking for the next generation of UX specialists and future leaders!

Our Technology UX Graduate scheme suits high achievers with creative analytical minds, who are keen to grow their visual awareness, UX skills and technical aptitude to help design accessible, user centred solutions that meet commercial goals and deliver an amazing user experience.

We’re a very diverse group of people, with over 30 UXers (and counting) coming from all horizons with different perspectives, and we run regular community meetings to showcase our work and learn from others. There will be plenty of opportunities to work on a variety of projects with other designers, researchers, product managers and engineering teams.

We champion a value-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to help create a collaborative working environment that our people love. Core Principles of Trust, Autonomy, Craftsmanship, Collaboration and Learn Fast help drive our innovative culture.

We’re all about innovation and refusing to accept the status quo, so if you’re keen to push the limits of your learning – and our technology – we want to hear from you!


You’re about to leave university with a lot of skills, a lot of knowledge, and a lot of options. What are you going to do with it all? Our graduate rotation scheme is designed to give you first-hand experience of all aspects of UX. Want to know where you’ll thrive the most? Here’s your chance to learn.

Over four six-month placements, you’ll work in UX teams across the Ocado Technology division, gaining knowledge and insight into UX Research and UX Design.

Here are some of the UX Design and Research placements you could be working in on the scheme:

  • E-Commerce & Shopping platform - Putting yourself in the shoes of online grocery shoppers to help design the future of online grocery retail working on native mobile and tablet apps as well as web responsive interfaces
  • Warehouse / Customer Fulfilment Centre Systems - help design the systems being used to ship thousands of grocery items every day. The team build interfaces for a variety of devices and use cases, focusing on the relation between physical tasks and digital interfaces
  • Logistics and Delivery systems - planning the journey of goods from the point of origin to the point of consumption and everything in between is a critical part of running the end-to-end operation. The team provide our retailers with innovative logistic planning and stock management tools and interfaces that run the logistics and supply chain operations of the platform.
  • Central UX Research team - Getting involved in a variety of UX Research activities to improve understanding of both grocery shoppers and internal system users. You’ll be able to get hands on with UX Research and help our UX Design, Product and Engineering teams understand the problems that need solving as well as get hands with our design system

What we look for

You have or are expecting a 2:1 or 1st class degree, BSc, BA, Masters or equivalent in User Experience Design, Human Computer Interaction Design, Visual Design, Psychology, Computer Science, Graphic Design, Product Design, Digital Media or similar. You’ll also need to demonstrate a passion for a career in UX.

Recruitment Process

The process will involve some initial online tests and a short video interview. If you pass those then an assessment day will follow. The assessment day will include 2 group exercises and a presentation on some UX homework that we’ll provide before the day. It’s not as scary as it sounds though! We’ve designed the process to be able to get to know you and to see what you’re capable of.

We expect the scheme to start on the 7th September 2020.

What we can offer you

Within our flexible work environment we can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and share schemes. Benefits include a generous pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan, free shuttle bus from Hatfield train station and, of course, healthy Ocado staff discounts (and free delivery) across our Webshops including Groceries and Fetch.

We also have monthly technology division socials, sports clubs such as badminton, running and table tennis (and much more), not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events such as discussion sessions, conference briefs and external guest speakers.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Ocado is an equal opportunity employer.

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More about this vacancy

South East
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 requirements: 
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: 
Degree subjects accepted: 
Computer science & IT, Psychology