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How big consumer brands can attract engineering talent

How big consumer brands can attract engineering talent

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Listen to more of Matt’s thoughts on effective recruitment in the tech sector on the latest Behind the Headlines podcast. Everything is tech. Tech is everything. I’ve been at Ocado for 15 years. We’re a retailer and a technology company. The two go hand-in-hand, although it’s safe to say that perceptions of our business are […]

The ROI of public speaking

The ROI of public speaking

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‘Public speaking is not for me’ – we often hear this from our colleagues. A fraction of them say ‘maybe one day’, however this day usually never comes. Having just delivered my first keynote speech at a cross-government conference for product managers, I decided to review the cost and benefit (aka return on investment – […]

Why you should work in… Supply Chain Systems

Why you should work in… Supply Chain Systems

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You know when you get your internet shopping delivered and it doesn’t have a key product, and even worse, it has been substituted for an item that you will never use? Well that is what can happen when Supply Chain Systems go wrong. Do you know why Ocado has industry leading levels of order accuracy […]

Why we’ve just opened our first Bulgarian office

Why we’ve just opened our first Bulgarian office

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Ocado Technology employs over 650 software engineers in the UK and Poland. We are intending to continue to grow that number significantly in both Poland and the UK in 2016. Our need for talented software developers is driven, in part, by our ambitious project to rewrite, from scratch, our end-to-end software platform to run in […]

What my parents think I do – an experiment in recruitment

What my parents think I do – an experiment in recruitment

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What would you say to a video from our employees about why they love their job? Something like, ‘well, they have to say that’ probably. We wanted to show off why our employees are so special and what they love about their jobs – i.e why you should want to work with them – in […]

Why you should work in… Algorithm Development

Why you should work in… Algorithm Development

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My team researches, implements and analyses new automation mechanisms. We sit within the Simulation and Visualisation area and our focus is mainly on the company’s huge CFCs (Customer Fulfilment Centres – warehouses). Essentially, we create simulations that we then use as sandboxes to test out different control algorithms. This could be anything from really innovative […]

Work experience at Ocado – the inside view

Work experience at Ocado – the inside view

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New to tech? You’ve heard the experiences of our interns and apprentices before on this blog. Now for someone who hasn’t even started his career yet. Secondary school student, Tiger, did his work experience here recently. In a Q&A with Tiger and one of his mentors, Diego, we found out what it was like and […]

No degree? No problem. Meet our award-winning apprentice.

No degree? No problem. Meet our award-winning apprentice.

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Getting a head start in technology can be hard work if you haven’t followed the traditional uni route, but it’s far from impossible. We interviewed Ocado Technology apprentice Ryan Scales to see how and why he did things differently. As winner of Apprentice of the Year, he should know a thing or two… Q You […]

My journey from intern to engineer at Ocado Technology

My journey from intern to engineer at Ocado Technology

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A little bit of background about myself: I’m Ryan and I’m a graduate fresh from Imperial College London. This is the story of how I moved from intern to full-time at Ocado Technology. If you’re looking for placements or first jobs, I hope you’ll find it useful. The preparation and interviews I came across Ocado […]

Get ahead in tech with advice from five Ocado Technology experts

Get ahead in tech with advice from five Ocado Technology experts

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Could 2015 be an important year for your career? We asked five Ocado Technology experts – from guys at the top to rising stars – for the careers advice they live by or would pass on. Whether you’re choosing your first move or wondering where to turn next, here are some sage words to help […]

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