Ocado Group is hiring a

Software Engineering Internship (12 Month Placement)

Hatfield, United Kingdom

“Ocado Technology, powering the future of retail through sustained disruptive technology innovation...”

Ocado Technology is the revolutionary blend of a technology business, a retailer and a disruptive innovator. Born at the cusp of five disruptive technologies - AI, Robotics, Cloud, Big Data, and IoT - the Ocado Smart Platform brings together fully automated warehouses operated by swarm robotics, sophisticated forecasting and routing software, tailored recommendations powered by machine-learning, and much more.

Our unique culture has been a fundamental enabler to our success. We have retained most of our start-up spark and passion. We are quirky, unconventional and rule breaking. We are unafraid to tackle previously untouched problems. We love a challenge. In fact, nothing gets our creative juices flowing more than being told that something is impossible.

If you’re looking for somewhere to grow the knowledge and skills you’ve gained throughout your degree, you’re looking in the right place. Our internships are designed to give you first-hand experience of the technologies that we work with, this will include software engineering as well as getting hands on with database administration, wireless technologies or even bot systems to name but a few!- the possibilities are endless. Want to know where you’ll thrive the most? Here’s your chance to learn.

Our ideal candidate will...

  • Be really strong in AI, Machine Learning or Robotics 
  • Bring a fresh outlook on niche business projects that require attention
  • Apply own knowledge to existing Ocado Tech projects
  • Focus on delivering quality work in your time here
  • Approach the project collaboratively
  • Work with and experience different tech stacks to develop skills
  • Embrace Ocado Tech culture
  • Gain valuable experience in a new area of Technology

Not only are we looking for talented, ‘outside the box’ thinkers, we’re also looking for people who reflect our values – people who can learn fast through experimenting; who are autonomous through taking ownership and driving innovation; we want people who will collaborate and work well in high-performing teams. We value trust, honesty, and craftsmanship.

We take on 1st year students to PHD graduates. You should...

  • Have a passion for quality coding & technology
  • Be working towards a relevant degree 
  • Have strong A Level results (A-C)
  • Be a logical thinker
  • Embody a collaborative approach to projects
  • Not be afraid to think outside of the box

We’re all about innovation and refusing to accept the status quo, so if you’re keen to push the limits of your learning – and our technology – we want to hear from you!

To find out more about Intern placements, or about working at Ocado Technology,  please visit our website: www.ocadotechnology.com

Please note that this position is predominantly based in Hatfield but we do also have offices in Welwyn Garden City and in London so candidates will need to be prepared to travel to any site if required. 

What we offer you...

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on our your well-being. Within our flexible environment we can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and share schemes. Benefits include pension scheme, train season ticket loan (interest free), free shuttle bus from Hatfield train station and of course, healthy Ocado staff discounts across Ocado.com and Fetch

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs such as badminton, running and table tennis, not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events such as discussion sessions, conference briefs and external guest speakers. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Ocado is an equal opportunity employer. 

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.