Engineering Graduate Programme

Job Details:

tart Date: September 2023
Duration of Programme: 
2 years
Contract Type: 
Closing dates for applications

Applications will close on the 19th October. Successful candidates will be expected to attend an assessment centre on either 9th November or 1st December. We will reopen applications again shortly after for further assessment centres early next year, apply early to avoid disappointment!
An accredited Engineering degree or international equivalent.

Location: Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). We also operate in a hybrid way of working, so there will be a mix of remote working and time in the office depending on the placement and business needs.

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!

About Us

Ocado Group is an innovative technology business with a strong retail heritage. We are innovators, we are creators, and we are problem solvers. We partner with some of the world’s largest grocers and provide them with the technology and infrastructure to enable them to deliver the best online shopping experience for their customers. You can find more about the Ocado Group story here.
We are looking for engineering graduates to join our diverse and dynamic engineering graduate programme.

The Engineering Graduate Programme:

  • 2 year programme consisting of 4 exciting and varied placements across teams that develop deliver and support our automated engineering systems for today and tomorrow
  • You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself with like minded engineers who are working on live business and real engineering challenges
  • From developing and testing new technologies and solutions, to getting hands-on with our bots, to data analysis on products and components, our engineering graduate scheme will give you an enriching and well rounded experience of engineering at Ocado Group
  • This programme helps graduates learn where their capabilities, passions and ambitions lie within engineering. Giving you a springboard for your future career

Not all engineering graduate placements are based at our head offices though! We also allow engineering graduates to work at our warehouses on implementation, construction and commissioning, and running our engineering operations. There are also chances to work with our global manufacturers and on client sites worldwide.

The engineering graduate scheme is flexible to your interests and skills, giving some graduates the opportunity to specialise in specific engineering crafts or stay as a generalist engineer in their second year.In this role you will develop and refine essential engineering, leadership and personal skills whilst gaining valuable experience across a broad range of areas. Your development will be supported throughout your placements with the use of personal targets and development plans set by your managers. You will be expected to complete various additional training modules to complement your development and engineering and personal career to help you thrive and realise your best potential.

We are looking for people with an engineering background. This could come from your degree area, a placement year or hands-on experience. We welcome engineers from a wide range of engineering disciplines and look forward to receiving your application. We are innovators, we are creators and we are problem solvers. We are Ocado Group Grads, are you?

To find out more about the Engineering Programme click here to listen to our gradchat podcast.

Application process

Our application process consists of four stages that allow you to showcase your abilities in different environments.
1. Online Application
-Initial screening process
2. Online Tests
-Measures cognitive abilities, attitudes, personality and knowledge
3. Video Interview
Assesses motivations and suitability to work for Ocado Group
4. Assessment Centres
-Involves 2 group activities, a presentation and a 1-2-1 interview


Listed below are some of the most popular benefits that our employees enjoy.

  • 15% discount and free delivery for all employees at
  • Hybrid working – where the roles allow it, our teams work together in the office, two to three coordinated days a week
  • 25 days annual leave (plus optional to buy more)
  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere in the world’ policy
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station
  • Generous pension and share schemes
  • Private medical insurance
  • Variety of discounts with other retailers

Right to Work

We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. Whilst we are able to offer visa sponsorship, please note that we are only able to cover the company-specific costs. For all employment offers made for UK roles, it is expected that you will be based in the UK in commutable distance, ready for your first day of work, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Equal Opportunities

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 or belief, age, or disability or union membership status. Find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at Ocado here.

Be Bold, Be Unique, Be Brilliant, Be You


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 groundbreaking 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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Job ID: JR-2165-4138

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Hatfield

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