Welcome to the Ocado Retail Graduate Scheme
We’re Ocado Retail. We’re the people powering Ocado.com, the UK’s fastest-growing grocer, and Ocado Zoom, our almost-as-fast-growing, same-day grocery service.
As the world’s biggest and best online-only grocer, we work tirelessly to bring more of what matters to our customers: unbeatable range, fair value and effortless convenience.
Our business is a joint venture between Marks & Spencer Group and Ocado Group. It’s a successful combination of award-winning customer service and unrivalled customer data; world-leading technology and logistics from Ocado Group, and unrivalled product development from M&S. We’re the largest online only grocery in the world, and we’ve got huge plans to grow even bigger in the next few years.
We’re an exceptional and mighty bunch of colleagues who are inspired by our three awesome values: Always be curious, Bring your best self and Challenge what’s possible. We’re growing fast, and we’re looking for like-minded people to join us for the next step of this incredible journey.
Our graduate scheme will give you a broad understanding of the whole business, but is divided into six distinct streams covering our key functions in Buying, Marketing, Commercial, Finance, Operations and Insight to ensure you will finish the scheme with the skills needed to move into a full time role.
The streams come together for an induction into the whole business at the start of the scheme, as well as regular learning and development sessions (and of course the odd social event!). We ask that you only apply to one scheme.
Across all the streams we look to give you responsibility from day one as we believe the best way to learn is by doing, though of course we’ll be here to support you the whole way. So if you are looking for an exciting first-step into retail at a fast growing business, this is the scheme for you.
Ocado’s marketing is not about subjectivity and gut feel, it’s about deep insight into what inspires our customers and what are the ways we can satisfy their needs and wants. It’s about lateral thinking and doing more with less, finding subtle improvements and opportunities that lie in new and established channels and media.
From TV and Digital to Social, PR and Email, we think there’s always a way to do things better. We look for simplicity, we apply targeting and personalisation and strive to say the right thing at the right time in the right way to every individual customer.
Each individual in our team has their own distinct responsibility and we all have a large degree of autonomy, which makes working here so great. We scope up commercially viable projects, create marketing and testing plans, brief creatives, measure KPIs,track performance and learn. Our work is constantly developing, fast paced, and driven by customer understanding and data.
The Marketing Graduate Scheme
What we are looking for:
What you’ll be doing:
What We Will Be Giving You:
As part of your on-boarding you will meet your support team; this consists of your Department Coach/Mentor, Business Coach/Mentor and HR Business Partner – they will support with the facilitation of successful learning outcomes along with general day to day support and guidance
Wel will be supporting your development and will be making sure during your 18 months you gain skills in complex problem solving, judgement and decision making, cognitive flexibility and critical & customer-centric thinking while becoming an Excel expert as well as a advanced skills in Google Marketing Platforms, Facebook Business Manager & writing and creating briefs.
What You Need To Apply:
Where you’ll be working
Our head office is in Hatfield, Hertfordshire where we expect all colleagues to be based for at least three days per week. There’s free parking on site and we’re less than 10 miles from the M25, an easy drive from North London, Watford, St Albans and Luton amongst other towns. There’s also a free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield station which is just 20 minutes from central London.
Our Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We aim for diversity within our workforce. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds, including disabled candidates, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, LGBTQ+ as well as non-binary candidates, and those with experience of mental health problems.
We always want our colleagues to bring their best selves to work and we commit to helping them be at their best. Inclusion & Diversity is about respecting and celebrating differences and embracing the view that differences can be a strength, whether that be our employees, customers, suppliers and the environment we operate in.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Ocado Retail Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employers are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status
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The expected start date for this programme will be early September 2022 – all applicants must be available for a September 2022 start date and willing to enroll into the full scheme duration
Application Closing Date: Wednesday 10th November