Our application process has been designed to explore whether you have the aptitude, motivation, and commitment to excel in a career in tech. It will involve the following:
Application: We’re launching people from all disciplines into high-impact careers in technology. The application is your first step toward joining the Ocado Tech Academy. We ask for your CV and for you to submit answers to the following questions:
- Why technology? What have you done to date that evidences your interest in technology?
- What have you done to develop yourself professionally and personally over the last year?
Aptitude Test: An interactive project suitable to those with no coding background and achievable in an afternoon. This helps us understand how quickly you can pick up new skills and apply them.
Interview: Meet members of our faculty in a 45-minute video interview designed to uncover your unique strengths and potential. You’ll get to hear about our vision for the Ocado Tech Academy, ask us questions, and tell us your story.
Blockata Challenge: A block based coding challenge, in which you have 2 hours to work your way through different levels of questions. This tests your problem solving and logical thinking skills.
Academy Nano: An invite-only virtual learning experience taking place over one full day. Academy Nano is a free, immersive training in the fundamentals of software development. You’ll learn to write code and build a real-world interactive web app that you can share with others. Here, we’ll make our final evaluation on whether our programme is the right fit for you.
Offer: Selected participants of Academy Nano will receive an offer to join our programme. This is a transformative moment with the potential to set you on a new trajectory full of opportunity. We’ll confirm the start date of your training and ask you to formally accept your offer. This is the start of your journey to joining Ocado in a tech role.
Prepare: A pre-work course designed to ensure everybody starts full-time training with the same foundational knowledge. Prepare starts on set dates throughout the year; you will be informed of your start date when you receive your offer.