Intern & placement opportunities
Looking to hone your technical skills in a fast-moving, innovative work environment? Welcome to Ocado Technology. Our teams are world leaders in automation and robotics solutions powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning.
As an intern, you’ll be working right at the heart of it, with opportunities to shape everything from the hardware products we design and build to the software that powers our highly automated warehouses.
Where you can join us
Electrical / Electronics
Mechanical / Mechatronics
Our Internships include ten weeks, six months, and one year placements in both Software and Hardware Engineering. Our Talent Community is the best way to hear about key opening dates, hints & tips, and behind the scene insights of life starting out at Ocado Group.
What we offer
Hone your skills as part of a passionate technology team.
We’ll assign you to live projects in need of a solution.
Potential to progress
Many of our engineers started their journey with us as interns.
Our application process
Our Internship application process is designed to find out about the projects you have worked on and what you are interested in learning more about, as well as, an opportunity for you to find out more about Ocado and what it is like to work for us.
From application, your CV will be reviewed by our recruitment team to assess your suitability for the role. We’re really looking for people with a true passion for technology, for designing and building the latest suite of products and contributing to a real life tech company. Hands on experience isn’t really necessary at this stage, so be bright, be bold, be you!
You will be invited to complete an online Test relevant to your chosen craft. This test is designed to assess your basic problem solving skills plus gauge your current technical ability and will be sent to you to complete in your own time, which should take around 60 minutes to complete.
This is a slightly more in depth interview where you will get to meet at least 2 of our current engineers, who’s job it will be to assess your technical knowledge in your chosen field. They will also want to find out about the projects you have previously worked on and discover more about what drives you in this field. This is an opportunity to share the areas you are really passionate about and would love to be able to work on in the future.
The final stage of your Internship application is the Values Assessment. This is a two way opportunity, for you to get a feel for Ocado’s culture and for the interviewer to find out how closely your attitude and ways of working align with our culture.
Meet our former interns
“During my internship I gained invaluable experience working in an innovative and exciting environment. I enjoyed it so much I decided to come back for more!”
Adam, Software Engineer
“My internship in the Simulation team allowed me to work on perfecting the digital twin of Ocado's hive-based warehouse system as well as some of the control algorithms which drive the bots around 24/7.”
Georgi, Software Engineer
“Over the course of two internships I was able to work on a broad range of projects covering areas from web development to mechatronics. I now work on exciting speculative projects in the 10x Team.”
Adam, Software Engineer