Start-up attitude in an established company - We are looking for graduates to join our fast-growing, dynamic and innovative company. We require graduates bursting with energy, drive and initiative who are striving to make a difference. We will empower you from day 1, and give you the autonomy and responsibility you need to solve problems for yourself. That’s why two years of experience at Ocado easily equate to four years elsewhere. You’ll be given genuine development opportunities and continued support, giving you the building blocks for a successful career here at Ocado. As a result, our graduates feel empowered...along with the other 12,000 employees in our bold and brilliant business.
This 2 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.
Within this programme there are two schemes on offer, both are 2 years in duration and both provide you with a well-rounded view of live projects that exist within the department.
1) The first scheme is based with the New CFCs Design Team. This team develop the operational design of new CFCs and the fulfilment solutions and processes that take place within it. The programme consists of 6 months being attached to key departments across the business including CFC Operations, Service Delivery, Supply Chain, Business Planning, New CFCs Implementation and Operational Excellence to develop both business knowledge and core skills. This is followed by 18 months in the Design Team actively contributing to the design of future Ocado or client CFCs and the operational processes for these sites utilising our cutting edge fulfilment solutions. This scheme is based in Hatfield (Head Office) although some travel will be required.
2) The second scheme consists of rotations across a number of development departments including New Product Development, New CFC Implementation, Logistics Development Projects and Property and Network Development. You’ll 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 in Hatfield (Head Office) but will involve a placement of up to 6 months in one of our newest CFCs.
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.
Learning & Development
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 skill workshops.
The Ocado Story
Ocado is the world’s largest online-only, delivery-based grocery retailer. Our objective is to provide our customers with the best shopping experience for service, range and price. To achieve this, we have built a number of Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs): highly automated warehouses incorporating the latest automation, robotics and control systems. Building the CFCs and the automated systems powering them and overseeing their efficient operation is Ocado Engineering and Logistics Development – a skilled and dedicated team of engineers specialized in mechanical, electronic, design for manufacture, safety, civil, controls or automotive engineering.
Ocado Engineering works on extremely competitive commercial timescales. We pride ourselves on taking two years to deliver what our competitors can only dream of doing in ten. We work with the top consultancies and design houses in the UK and beyond– and our desire to achieve exacting standards and push the boundaries of innovation means we’re expanding our own capabilities too. We completed our first commercial deal – with UK grocery retailer Morrisons – in 2013 and have recently signed our first International deal.
If you’re excited by the idea of being part of a supportive team working in a fast paced creative environment, where you’re empowered to solve technical challenges, this is for you. If your ambitions are as great as ours, come and be part of the team. Be the next wave of innovators and engineers defining the future of online retail logistics at Ocado Engineering.