Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Dordon, Warwickshire; Wimbledon; Ruislip; Hatfield
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Via Stalls And Markets Or Other
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 April 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Online retailer Ocado has announced a major new recruitment drive. 1000 jobs are to be created at various sites in the Midlands and the South East.  800 of the jobs will be for 'personal shoppers' at the Dordon site in Warwickshire to receive, pack and load customers' orders. 100 vacancies are at the new hub at Ruislip and there are 80 positions for customer service team members at the Wimbledon site. There are also 100 positions for software engineers, tech professionals and technicians to be based at the Hatfield site. The timeline for the expansion plans is not yet available.


  • 7 April 2014: Retail times


Eurofound (2014), Ocado, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 76948, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76948.