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Ocado Careers

UX Graduate Programme 2024

Wrocław, Poland

Push the limits of your learning and design the future of online grocery

Working at Ocado Technology means being part of a team filled with innovators, change-drivers, and positive individuals from around the world. Our journey started with a mission to revolutionize grocery shopping, and now, over two decades later, we continue to shape industries through serial disruptive innovation and technology, creating new ways of doing things... and we're just getting started!

 

Want to boost your skills with our UX Grad Programme?

We are looking for top UX graduates and professionals changing their career path to UX for our global UX Graduate Programme. Over two years, with four six-month rotations across different teams and departments, you'll gain hands-on experience in various aspects of UX without relocating. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to work on a variety of projects with other designers, researchers, product managers and engineering teams. You’ll participate in regular community meetings to showcase your work and learn from others. 

 

What is in it for you?

  • Start of the programme - September 2024
  • Competitive salary - 8000 PLN gross monthly (fix-term contract for 2 years). 
  • Hybrid model -  remote and in-office working with some business trips and the possibility to work from almost any location (for up to 30 calendar days a year)
  • Great benefits - company share programs, Life insurance, private health care, multisport card, lunch programs and English classes
  • Mentorship -  support from senior experts to help you develop professionally.
  • Great people - a highly skilled team who is always ready to help, collaborate and share knowledge 
  • Career boost -  the possibility of a permanent contract as a UX Designer/Researcher role after finishing the programme 
  • Fun - passion clubs, team building events, annual celebrations,  knowledge sharing with the international Ocado UX community of over 80 designers & researchers

 

Future tasks that will boost your career:

  • Working closely with Product teams to validate designs with end-users & produce clear UX recommendations. 
  • Analysing quantitative and qualitative data to understand insights into user behaviour
  • Using all available research methods to improve understanding of all groups of our users
  • Learning customer journey flows, empathy maps and personas to understand end to end services, different actors and primary user scenarios & needs
  • Working with other UX Designers (more than 70) and Product teams to explore multiple approaches to a problem and embrace iteration to improve designs in line with team deadlines
  • Creating prototypes using the Design System to translate ideas into interactions and to demonstrate ideas. 
  • Learning about the main areas of Ocado's end-to-end product, like Logistic and Supply Chain, Warehouse, Automation and Control (aka bots), and Ecommerce. 
  • Getting to know how the UX Ops team supports our big crowd of UXers on a daily basis. 
  • Experimenting together with your future colleagues from the same programme in the UK. 

 

You will be a perfect fit if you: 

  • Are an analytical, tenacious and inquisitive person who can create positive outcomes in a challenging, fast-paced environment and who is looking to join a truly innovative, fast-growing, FTSE 100 business
  • Have a degree, BSc, BA, Masters or equivalent in: User Experience Design, Human-Computer Interaction Design, Cognitive Science, Visual Design, Psychology, Computer Science, Graphic Design, Product Design, Digital Media, Sociology, Architecture, post-graduate UX diploma or similar.  Or if you are a professional changing your career path to the UX (and you have a portfolio of UX projects).
  • Have a creative mind and are keen to grow visual awareness, UX skills and technical aptitude to help design accessible, user-centered solutions that meet commercial goals and deliver an amazing user experience
  • Have great communication skills in English and Polish on B2 level minimum.
  • You are based in Kraków or Wrocław or willing to relocate if you get into the programme.
  • Are ready to work full-time for at least the next  24 months (with benefits and statutory holidays on a fixed-term contract).
  • Are open to some business trips during the year (mainly to the UK).

 

IMPORTANT
The program is dedicated only to university graduates (at least bachelor's degree). If you are a student and you are sure that you will receive your diploma before starting the internship (September 2024) - do this task. Unfortunately, if you pass the recruitment process with success but don’t graduate by the end of August 2024, we will not be able to hire you.

 

What does the program look like through the eyes of one of the participants?

We spoke to Martina Rabczuk about her career journey from UX graduate to Associate UX Designer at Ocado Technology Poland and how our global UX Programme supported her in that journey. Read and apply ;) 

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RECRUITMENT PROCESS

 

Recruitment steps:

  1. STEP ONE:
    • Apply by clicking the button at the bottom of this page
    • Complete a personal questionnaire and submit your CV
    • Include a link to a video addressing the 2 challenges described below (required) and a project portfolio (optional).

  2. STEP TWO: selected candidates will be invited to an online assessment day during which you will be solving group and individual tasks to evaluate your soft skills and craft competencies.  


Details about the video:

Questions:

  1. What do you think the biggest pain point is in the online grocery shopping world and how would you fix it?
  2. What is your motivation to be a UX Grad in Ocado Technology?

The desired outcome of the video:

  • Please create a short video (maximum 3 minutes long) with your response to both questions above.
  • The video has to be created in English.
  • The main actor in your clip needs to be you!
  • Everything else we leave to your imagination. The sky’s the limit!!
  • Your final material can be placed in any cloud service you prefer, please send us only the link and remember to give us the right permissions to watch it.

 

Next steps:

  1. We’ll inform you about the results of your application (from step one) - till 14.06.2024.
  2. We’ll invite selected people to the assessment day (remote, in English) - 27.06.2024
  3. Welcome on board (starting day) - 2.09.2024!


Create a future in UX by applying till 31.05.2024!

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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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