Changing the way the world shops requires great people
We are better than a supermarket. We started out with the mission "to revolutionise the way people shop forever; by giving them a uniquely innovative and greener alternative to traditional grocery shopping." This continues to be at the core of our ethos. We built our online grocery business from scratch and centred it entirely on our customers’ needs. While our competitors kept on picking their online orders from their supermarket shelves, we built a dedicated, climate-controlled warehouse to give us better stock control, range, quality and freshness than our competitors. As a result no-one else offers what we offer. We continue to push on, developing the world’s most advanced end-to-end online shopping and delivery solutions with leading innovation, technology and engineering at its heart.
Because of that single minded goal, we’ve grown from a small entrepreneurial start up to a multinational business employing more than 11,000 people, united together in the pursuit of our goal of delivering around 250,000 grocery orders a week to customers across the UK. Every year our reach grows further, in 2010 we floated on the London Stock Exchange and in 2013 we completed our first commercial deal with Morrisons. As an Ocado employee you make this happen. Designing, developing and delivering innovative ideas that enable us to be voted the Best Online Supermarket three times. Our fresh thinking; our insatiable curiosity; our pioneering attitude and our people, combined with a strong survival instinct, have made Ocado unparalleled. We burst onto the retail scene in 2000 and since then have been a major disruptor in the market. Be part of something special, something unique – something challenging and, ultimately, something that is changing the way the world shops forever.
South East Hatfield, Brookmans Park
Retail (Head Office) Graduate Scheme at Ocado
The first interview was over the telephone. It lasted for approximately 20 minutes, and was carried out by one of the members of the recruitment team. The tone of the interview was relaxed and friendly. I was asked a series of set questions, asking
Operations Planner at Ocado
The first stage of my interview was a numeric and verbal test. This was done under timed exam conditions in one of Ocado's meeting rooms at Ocados headquarters in Hatfield. I wrote the test with three other candidates and we were monitored by the
Operations Management Graduate Programme at Ocado
My initial telephone interview was with a member of the recruitment team, this lasted around 15 minutes - this covered what I knew about Ocado, my CV and why I applied for the role, I was immediately invited to a Assessment Centre in around 10 days