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Graduate opportunities

We’re looking for bold, ambitious graduates who can help us push boundaries with our incredible technology and solve problems for retail partners all over the globe. It doesn’t matter what background you have (we’ve recruited people with 160 different degrees from 87 different universities over the years). What counts is your hunger to learn, explore, innovate and make an impact on our customers, our business and the wider world.

We are now open for our Business Management, Software Engineering and Engineering schemes and further schemes will open over the coming months.

We're looking for graduates from all disciplines and backgrounds to join us across the business. Joining one of our graduate programmes will give you a taste of what it's like to work across different teams and departments to learn where your passion lies.

Graduates should be bursting with energy, drive, and initiative, ready to tackle challenges and strive to make a difference.

What's it like being an Ocado Group graduate? Hear from some of our existing graduates below about their experiences.

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We are now open for our Business Management, Software Engineering and Engineering schemes and further schemes will open over the coming months.

Being a graduate at Ocado Group you will get:
  • Responsibility and autonomy from day one

  • A strong and supportive graduate network

  • Structured mentoring and buddy system

  • Opportunities to learn and grow with the business and progress your career

  • Scheme-dependant additional qualifications on offer

  • A permanent role with an established FTSE100 company

  • A chance to shape your own journey through the business while on your graduate programme 

  • Competitive salary and benefits package

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.

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Our graduate programmes

Business management - OPEN

Get a broad insight taking on projects across our business, rotating around functions such as Group Operations, Logistics, Platform Implementation, Technology, and Solutions. You'll be involved in managing small to medium-sized projects in various areas

Software engineering - OPEN

Work with complex software systems to improve our world-leading grocery platform. You will work in teams across the Ocado Technology division, gaining knowledge and insight into the vast number of challenges we solve every day.

Engineering - OPEN

Apply your knowledge to a range of projects: design, automation, buildings technology and more. You'll have opportunities from the development of new technologies to working with global manufacturers or installing and commissioning one of our new sites.

Analytics - COMING SOON

Be part of a team that harnesses the power of data to deliver real-world results. In this Programme will also explore and improve projects using a breadth of research and customer data.

Finance - COMING SOON

The Ocado finance graduate programme is designed to support you in becoming a finance leader of tomorrow. Over the course of the three year programme you will have the opportunity to grow your understanding of finance through exposure to the key areas.

UX - COMING SOON

Get involved in designing, testing and implementing the user interfaces and systems that power Ocado.com as well as colleague facing systems. Over four six-month placements, you’ll work in UX teams, gaining knowledge and insight into UX Research and Design

People - COMING SOON

Our People Graduates play a fundamental part in influencing, developing and putting into action our People strategy, and this programme will expose you to how we recruit, train, develop, engage and manage colleagues across our business.

Our application process

Ready to start building a career at the cutting edge of retail technology? Here’s what you need to do next.

Where could your career take you?

Sep 2018 - Operations Management Graduate
"I started out with no idea what to expect and was pleasantly surprised how much I love the team, environment and role."
Sep 2019 - Area Manager
"When I was offered the opportunity to roll off the graduate scheme early into this role, I knew it was the path for me."
Feb 2020 - Operations Manager
"Within six months, I progressed into an Operations Manager role, working at our Erith site in London."
Naomi, Operations Manager
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Sep 2017 - General Management Graduate – Operations
"The general management scheme allowed me to try different roles I never would have thought of, but I enjoyed every single one of them."
Mar 2018 - General Management Graduate – Corporate Responsibility
"I found my true passion in my very last placement on the scheme and have never looked back."
Sep 2018 - Sustainability Project Manager
"For the last three-and-a-half years since rolling off the scheme, I’ve been doing a job I love and believe in."
Eloise, Sustainability Project Manager
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Sep 2008 - General Management Graduate
"When I joined the graduate scheme, it was a bit different from today! One thing that was the same, though, was Ocado’s growth – and with that came plenty of opportunities to contribute."
Feb 2014 - International Development Manager
"After a few different roles, I was given an opportunity to work on something completely different – helping to set up the business known today as Ocado Solutions."
Aug 2020 - Head of Partnerships – Europe
"I’ve progressed through various roles with Ocado Solutions and currently look after our European partnerships, focusing on how we support their growth online."
Ben, Head of Partnerships – Europe
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We’re looking for bold, ambitious graduates who can help us push boundaries with our incredible technology and solve problems for retail partners all over the globe. If you are innovative, results-driven and embrace every opportunity to develop, the Ocado Group Graduate Programme could be a great fit for you! Search and apply here for our Graduate Opportunities.

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