Inspiring teens at the Festival of Engineering

Inspiring teens at the Festival of Engineering

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On the 9th November a small team of Ocado Engineers headed down to Xtrac Ltd to take part in the Festival of Engineering – a brilliant initiative to inspire secondary school children into engineering.[…]

Ocado Go4SET Hub - a roaring success

Ocado Go4SET Hub - a roaring success

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This week marked the close of the Go4SET Hub, a phenomenal initiative that gave students the chance to truly experience life as an engineer. Ocado Engineering and the Ocado Foundation partnered with the EDT, inspiring students to pursue STEM subjects, develop skills, and heighten their appreciation of environmental issues. […]

Ocado Engineering awarded prestigious Highly Protected Risk award

Ocado Engineering awarded prestigious Highly Protected Risk award

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Ocado Engineering is announcing it has been given the the prestigious FM Global Highly Protected Risk (HPR) award for the sprinkler system at its Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Andover. A HPR designation means a facility meets the highest industry standards for property protection against fire. […]

STEM careers: inspiring the next generation

STEM careers: inspiring the next generation

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Engineering is hugely important to the UK economy. Between March 2015 and March 2016, engineering enterprises in the UK generated 23.2% (£1.23 trillion) of the UK total turnover[…]

An aluminium railway in the sky - engineering like you’ve never seen before

An aluminium railway in the sky - engineering like you’ve never seen before

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In December 2016, Ocado opened a brand new Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Andover, Hampshire. This next generation warehouse was designed as part of the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP); a modular, scalable software and hardware platform designed to power all aspects of a grocery e-commerce business[…]

Ocado Engineering leads an inspiring Engineering Masterclass

Ocado Engineering leads an inspiring Engineering Masterclass

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This year Ocado Engineering is very excited to be a partner of the Year of Engineering, a year-long initiative that aims to challenge the outdated perceptions of the engineering profession, and get more young people to consider a career in engineering. Throughout 2018, Ocado Engineering will be engaging with young people interested to learn more […]

Professional registration: unlocking the journey through IMechE

Professional registration: unlocking the journey through IMechE

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In this article, we explain the benefits of applying to become professionally registered with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Several members of the Product Development team at Ocado Engineering recently completed the process of becoming professionally registered with IMechE. IMechE is one of the oldest engineering institutions in the UK, founded in 1847, with […]

Ocado Engineering welcomes Year of Engineering minister and Rawlett School to Dordon CFC

Ocado Engineering welcomes Year of Engineering minister and Rawlett School to Dordon CFC

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Earlier this month, we were delighted to host the Year of Engineering minister Nusrat Ghani MP and a group of students from the Rawlett School in Tamworth (Staffordshire, England) for an exclusive tour of the automated systems and engineering solutions powering our Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Dordon. First opened in February 2013, Dordon CFC2 […]

How we redeveloped a key automation system in a 24/7 operation

How we redeveloped a key automation system in a 24/7 operation

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At the end of 2016 my team was brought in to manage an engineering project at our Hatfield Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC). Our CFCs are huge, automated warehouses where we pick and pack hundreds of thousands of customer orders every week. We first started pilot deliveries from Hatfield CFC1 back in 2001, and today it […]

Ocado Engineering has been shortlisted for prestigious national award

Ocado Engineering has been shortlisted for prestigious national award

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Earlier this year, I was very fortunate to visit one of our state-of-the-art Ocado Smart Platform Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) in Andover, Hampshire. I decided to take a camera with me to try and capture the complexity of these systems in a single shot for the prestigious EEF photography competition, which aimed to highlight exciting […]

Three reasons to opt for modular buildings

Three reasons to opt for modular buildings

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As Ocado has grown as a business, many areas have seen upgrades to existing facilities. This year the Buildings Technology team, who look after the Ocado property, undertook a project to upgrade the facilities for our Service Delivery staff in Hatfield. The Service Delivery team includes the helpful Customer Service Team Members (or CSTMs) who […]

Ocado Engineering joins Year of Engineering campaign

Ocado Engineering joins Year of Engineering campaign

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On November 16th, the Allenby Primary School in Ealing, London welcomed leading engineering companies from the UK and prominent HM Government representatives to celebrate the announcement of the Year of Engineering, an exciting campaign which aims to give young people direct and inspiring experiences of the world of engineering throughout 2018. The launch event was […]

Six things you need to know about Ocado’s new head office

Six things you need to know about Ocado’s new head office

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Ocado is continuing to grow and change, and while we are used to opening spokes and warehouses, moving to a new head office represented another exciting chapter in the history of Ocado. 1. The number of head office staff has increased tenfold Ocado first moved to Hatfield in 2004 and twelve years later the size […]

Six skills any potential Ocado Engineer needs

Six skills any potential Ocado Engineer needs

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Ocado’s success is built on delivering fantastic customer service. In order to achieve this, the company has hired brilliant people who through pure effort, determination and a desire to learn and improve have created a positive culture that still remains to this day and is represented by our core values. Over the last 15 years, […]

The Prince’s Trust visits Ocado Engineering

The Prince’s Trust visits Ocado Engineering

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Earlier in August, Ocado Engineering was delighted to welcome a group of visitors from the Prince’s Trust for an insightful view into the world of engineering at Ocado. The Prince’s Trust believes every young person should have the chance to succeed. They help 11 to 30 years-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to […]

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