Ocado partnered with Academy, to increase the diversity of their tech teams, attract top talent from non-traditional backgrounds, and offer a pathway into tech for employees with the potential and drive to change careers. The first delivery of Recode Your Career, designed to select and train high-potential Software Engineers, is in progress across the UK, Spain, and Poland.

See how we’re unlocking potential at Ocado

Over 500 candidates applied, to participate in the first delivery of Recode Your Career, uncovering pockets of hidden tech talent inside and outside the business. 

Through traditional pathways into Ocado Technology, this talent pool would have remained undiscovered and untapped.

Some of the final candidates selected have been with the company for 10+ years, while others are joining Ocado for the opportunity to retrain, bringing valuable expertise from the world of FMCG, education, and consulting.

In the words of one Recoder: “Opportunities like this are the reason I joined Ocado – this means I get to stay where I love working, but continue to improve myself.”