AI and Robotics



Are you the AI and Robotics Undergraduate of the Year?

We’re searching UK universities to find our AI & Robotics Undergraduate of the Year. We are looking for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are passionate about emerging technologies.

To enter you need to:

  • be an undergraduate student at a university in the UK
  • be in your penultimate at university or be studying a post-graduate degree
  • be studying a STEM related degree with relevant modules
  • have the right to work in the UK after graduation.


What could you win?

The lucky winner will win a 12 week paid Summer Internship plus the chance to have a 121 career conversation with a senior member of the Technology Leadership team.


What makes an award winner?

The winner of the AI & Robotics Undergraduate of the Year Award will have well-rounded technical experience and a keen desire to solve complex tech challenges. If you’ve got a technical background and a passion for applying AI or robotics to real-world problems, then we’d love to hear from you.

As serial innovators across robotics, AI, machine learning and beyond, we champion a values-led culture where experimentation and learning are front and centre. We’d love applicants to show us their appetite for problem-solving through testing, learning and continuously improving.


Ocado Group and the AI and Robotics Undergraduate of the Year Award

We are proud to be supporting the Undergraduate of the Year Award category for students with a passion for AI and Robotics technologies.

By participating in our award you will gain real life assessment centre experience and, if you reach the finalist stage, have the opportunity to meet with our technology teams.

Ocado Group’s Technology Division builds and supports Ocado’s pioneering, automated technology platform: the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) - an end-to-end suite of ecommerce, fulfilment, and logistics solutions for smart online grocery businesses.

Our teams develop cutting-edge technology across robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science to enable the world’s most forward-thinking retailers to offer grocery online with the best customer experiences and unmatched economic returns.

Our winner will have the opportunity to join one of our internship schemes where you will have the chance to enhance your technical skills in a real working environment. The internship schemes at Ocado Technology cover a wide range of solutions; from the hardware products we design and build, to the software that powers our highly automated warehouses.

Find out more about our internship opportunities here:

More about Ocado Group

Ocado Group is a technology-led global software and robotics platform business providing a unique end-to-end solution for online grocery around the world. We have been at the forefront of the online grocery market for more than 20 years, building and evolving the world's largest exclusively online grocery retailer, Ocado Retail.

Now we're helping our partners around the world to maximise their potential with our technological know-how and unparalleled IP.

More about our leading Robotics Division

Our roboticists develop cutting-edge robotics and automation systems to power our end-to-end grocery logistics platform.

By bringing together expertise across software, hardware, electronics, machine learning, computer vision, simulation, mechatronics and data science, our teams research, design, and develop robotics solutions which go beyond the state-of-the-art.

From the thousands of bots swarming on giant storage grids, orchestrated in real time, to our robotic arms that can pick and pack groceries without any prior knowledge of what the items are, innovation is at the heart of what we do. Our breakthroughs enable us to solve the complex demands of online grocery – and have potential applications far beyond.

Our robotics teams work on a wide range of projects, including:

  • Designing the world's lightest and most efficient grocery fulfilment bot
  • Delivering a state-of-the-art robotic picking and packing solution making smart decisions on the fly
  • Developing supervised autonomy for remote robot recovery
  • and many more…
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    How do I win?


    Register your details online.


    Online tests

    Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 9am on Tuesday 30 January 2024

    If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 28 February 2024


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    Receive an email inviting you to sit an online personality questionnaire (OPQ) designed exclusively by our partner SHL.


    If you pass the online tests and make it to the next stage your application will be reviewed by Ocado.

    This may involve an assessment centre.

    Grand final

    The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 26 April 2024, where the award winners will be announced.

    Review application