Warehouse Operative

in Purfleet, East of England

Ocado are preparing to open Ocado new, high-tech warehouse in Bicester and Ocado are excited to offer recruitment opportunities for Warehouse Operatives who want to be a part of Ocado future.

This isn’t just an ordinary warehouse

Ocado use innovative and state-of-the-art technology, and joining Ocado as a Warehouse Operative means you’ll be working for the world’s largest and fastest-growing online grocery retailer in a safe, clean, fast-paced, warehouse environment.

Ocado first employees will play a critical role in getting the site ready to operate. This means initially you will be a general warehouse operative working in Ocado Inbound team; unpacking, inspecting, and scanning Ocado storage totes ahead of taking deliveries, and receiving and decanting goods into the totes.

Want to make a real difference to the lives of Ocado customers every day? Great! Here’s what you need to know.

Salary: £10.75 up to £16.23 per hour with Ocado premiums and overtime rate

Per Annum: £20,124 (calculated on a basic 40 hour working week not including premiums)

  • Starting rate – £10.75 per hour
  • Night shift premium (between the hours of 10pm and 6am) – plus £2.00 per hour
  • Freezer premium for all hours worked – plus £0.80 per hour
  • Overtime paid at basic x 1.25

Training: Some of your training may be at Ocado Andover site. A free shuttle bus will be provided and you will be paid for this travel time as the journey will fall within your shift.


Ocado people are at the heart of Ocado business, without them Ocado wouldn’t be able to deliver Ocado award-winning service to millions of customers across the country each day. So it’s important to Ocado that along with safe working environments Ocado offer a competitive salary and fantastic benefits. Some of Ocado most popular benefits are:

  • Access to the company shop with goods on average 50% off retail price
  • A wide range of discounts at various retailers and food outlets including 15% off online shopping at Ocado
  • The ability to share in Ocado success through free shares and a range of share plans
  • Tools & support for your health and wellbeing
  • Option to purchase additional holiday
  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)

From July, you’ll have the opportunity to be able to choose which of Ocado core Warehouse Operative roles you wish to do long term. All areas are four days per week on a roster basis and will include weekends.

Inbound: Receiving goods from suppliers and decanting the products into totes. Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.

Days Shift – 06:00 to 17:00 | Nights Shift – 19:00 to 06:00
Pick and Pack: Picking and packing customer orders into totes. Ocado want you to delight Ocado customers so high standards and great care are essential.

Days Shift – 05:00 to 15:00 | Nights Shift – 19:00 to 05:00
Despatch: Loading individual totes (weighing up to 18kg) into frames which are then loaded into the delivery vans. You’ll also sort and organise the totes when they come back to site, dealing with any returns, helping with the in-house tote wash machine and sorting stock for Ocado shop or the charities Ocado support.

Days Shift – 07:00 to 17:00 | Nights Shift – 21:00 to 07:00
Freezer: Picking and packing the frozen items for customer orders into totes. Ocado want you to delight Ocado customers so high standards and great care are essential. Full freezer gear is provided as you will be working in temperatures up to -25℃

Days Shift – 05:00 to 15:00 | Nights Shift – 19:00 to 05:00

Things to consider:

  • Ocado have both ambient and chill (0 to 5℃) sections in Ocado warehouse and you will be expected to work in both.
  • Ocado roles require you to be on your feet and mobile at all times as well as carrying out repetitive tasks and potentially lifting up to 25kg weights.
  • You will be required to handle both meat and alcohol products.
  • Ocado will provide you with great training and the correct Personal Protective Equipment.

Other Details

  1. Job Type Full Time
  2. Map Location Essex Purfleet RM15 4EW
  3. Category Warehouse & Manufacturing
  4. Posted 1 month ago