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Apprentice Software Engineer (6 Months Fixed Term Contract)

Athens, Greece

Ocado Technology is changing the way the world shops using advanced Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Big Data, Cloud and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power, as well as the unique ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ which is being implemented by ambitious retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond.

Ocado - Greece (acquisition)

Our R&D department is in Athens, Greece, where a team of brilliant engineers is developing disruptive material handling systems for the online grocery industry and other retail verticals. We pioneer innovative order fulfilment solutions and last-mile delivery business models tailored for retailers and supply chain-intensive sectors. Our mission is to assist them in overcoming the challenges inherent in modernising their systems and processes to effectively address complex industry issues. Some of the most innovative retailers globally have already partnered with us, and we are delivering products and services for them.

If you are excited about the cross-section where machines meet humans, about the future of work, retail and supply chains, and want to help transform the European logistics industry via Greek technologies, we are interested in getting to know you. Work in a fast-moving technology environment. Study for a qualification. Start building a successful career. You can do it all as an Ocado apprentice programs. Joining one of our early professional programs will give you a taste of what it's like to work across different teams and departments. For the period of 6 months, You'll be provided with the building blocks for a successful career, alongside continued support and development opportunities as you learn where your passion lies. 

How you'll spend your days...

During your internship on Software Engineer role, you'll be responsible for participating effectively in all stages of the robotics systems development life cycle, collaborating closely with the wider department across GR, USA and UK.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Building advanced applications related to robotics
  • Developing code in accordance with the system design and coding standards
  • Reviewing code
  • Writing unit tests
  • Maintaining, monitor and improve existing services

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Learning fast & being a strong team player
  • Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar degree (or university attendance)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills both in Greek and English
  • Willingness and ability to continue learning and assimilating new technologies
  • Knowledge of C++ or python
  • Familiarity with OOP
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Familiarity with git


  • Strong ability and self-motivation to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways as part of a team or independently where necessary
  • Desire and energy to work in an intellectually demanding, fast‐paced environment
  • Flexible and able to rapidly adapt to change
  • Excellent communication skills and a team first mentality
  • Commitment and high engagement towards the values and mission of the company
  • High self-esteem and high-achieving personality
  • Sociable personality with good interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to perform efficiently under pressure


Our employee benefits are designed for you. We care about people and we've ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and:

  • A hybrid working policy that sees you in the office typically 40% of your time.
  • 30 days 'working from anywhere' policy
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Meal tickets
  • Wellbeing support through Apps such as Unmind and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to participate in share schemes

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.



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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