2017 Graduate Programmes
We are the world’s largest dedicated online grocery supermarket, and a completely independent business, listed in the FTSE 250 index of the London Stock Exchange.
Launching in 2000 with just 3 employees, we now employ over 11,000 people and deliver 226,000 orders a week on average. We're best known for our UK grocery delivery service, but that's just the bit people see above the surface. Our beating heart is a vast, unique fulfilment and logistics machine powered by largely our research and technology. Every day, our brilliant teams devise innovative solutions that help us to give our customers exactly what they ordered – and more. We are an international business, with teams in Poland, Spain and Bulgaria dedicated to technological development and innovation.
We win countless consumer awards for our incredible, customer-centric business. Our range is now the largest of any UK supermarket. But that's just the start. Our reach grows each year: we listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2010, and completed our first commercial deal – with UK grocery retailer Morrisons – in 2013.
Across retail, where and how people shop is changing. Online is recognised as the fastest-growing channel in grocery, and people expect us to be at the forefront of this revolution. We certainly are.
Retail - you will experience a variety of placements, including both analytical and creative projects. You will have the opportunity to experience areas of retail such as marketing, own brand product development, insight, trading, merchandising and supply chain.
Operations Management - you will be immersed into the heart of the business, responsible for a team of 30 operatives and taking on all the challenges our warehouse (CFC) provides. You will gain knowledge and experience of all CFC operations in order to build your career within the business.
Logistics Development - this programme will allow you to see the different stages of the creation of a new CFC, conduct practical work to improve processes and procedures, develop your understanding of Ocado’s future and gain a well-rounded view of live projects within the department.
HR - you will experience a broad range of placements encompassing areas including employee relations, engagement, training and development, recruitment and reward, with the opportunity to experience projects involving analysis, HR policies and employee development.
General Management - you will have the opportunity to undertake four rotations in a wide range of areas including Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations, HR and General Merchandise. You will be hands-on within the business, leading teams and inspiring others.
Finance - throughout these 3 years you will experience a variety of areas including weekly reporting, retail, operations, technology and financial reporting. We will fund your CIMA studies and give you all the support you need to accelerate your career.
Engineering - in this role you will support the delivery of projects across our operations, provide technical support and expertise, and experience a wide range of areas including design, automation engineering and buildings technology.
- Have, or be expecting, a 2:1 degree in any discipline, although some programmes require more specialised degrees
- Strong A-levels with BBB or equivalent
- More information about specific responsibilities and requirements for each scheme can be found on the Ocado careers website
Benefits: Pension, 15 % Staff discount, Life assurance (3 x basic annual salary), AXA PPP Healthcare, free transportation from Central London and Hatfield Station to the offices + many more.
It is also important you have the right to work in the UK for the full duration of the programme.
The expected start date for these programmes will be Monday 4th September 2017.