Mechanical Design Intern

Last updated 15 days ago
Location:Hertfordshire
Job Type:Full Time

“Ocado Technology is on a mission to transform the future of grocery retail through sustained technology innovation.”

Ocado Technology is putting the world’s retailers online using advanced artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, the cloud and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, as well as the unique ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ which is being implemented by ambitious retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond.

With everything from websites to highly automated warehouses that we design in-house, our employees are skilled specialists with expertise across a wide range of technologies, working on cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the future of our society.

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, 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.

We champion a value-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to help create a collaborative working environment with inspiring projects that our people love.

Core values of Trust, Autonomy, Craftsmanship, Collaboration and Learn Fast help drive our innovative culture.

Are you looking for somewhere to grow the knowledge and skills you’ve gained throughout your degree? Then 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...

  • Bring a fresh outlook on smaller business projects that require attention
  • Apply own knowledge and experience to existing Ocado Tech projects
  • 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 Engineering/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 and cutting edge 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

Varying placements available (Summer, 6 month, 12 month) please state your preference in your application.

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 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 retail staff discounts.

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs 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, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note: If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one.

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity above gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or union participation. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally.