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Trainee Engineering Technician

Erith, UK

 About us

Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a Trainee Engineering Technician to join our dedicated team at our state-of-the-art Erith CFC. The CFC boasts world-leading technology and fulfils thousands of customer orders each week.

Our Trainee Engineering Technicians are our next generation of aspiring engineers. You will play an integral role in supporting the operation, reacting to any engineering faults, undertaking reactive and planned maintenance, as well as supporting improvement projects. There are great development opportunities for colleagues who want to progress their career in Engineering.

You will work a shift pattern to support our 24/7 operation, consisting of 12 hour shifts across days, nights and weekends. 

About you

If you are looking for your first step in a career in Engineering, this role is for you! Ideally, you will either have completed an apprenticeship, a Level 2/HNC/NVQ Engineering qualification, or relevant hands-on experience. You might already have some experience of working in an automated environment, but we will provide full training. You are comfortable working safely at height, and you are happy to work to a 24 hour shift pattern.

What do I get in return?

Private healthcare; Car salary sacrifice and Cycle to Work schemes ; A range of amazing benefits, including Free Shares and Life Assurance; 15% off your shopping ; Company shop offering discounts of up to 70% on groceries from leading brands and major retailers; Exclusive travel, retail and leisure discounts nationwide ; 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) ; Enhanced Pension scheme, matching employee contributions up to 7% of salary; Employee Assistance Programme

Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.


About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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