Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
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

1,798 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
5 October 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
25 December 2015


Online supermarket retailer Ocado has announced plans to create nearly 1,800 new jobs. The majority of the roles are reported to be for delivery drivers, though it is understood that there are vacancies for a wide variety of roles across the business. There has been recent speculation that Ocado is set to sign deals with US and French counterparts and plans to expand the business through licensing its technology to supermarkets in these countries. However, the latest recruitment drive is not related to this deal, but is the result of increasing demand in the domestic market.


  • 5 October 2015: The Telegraph
  • 7 October 2015: International Supermarket News


Eurofound (2015), Ocado, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 85158, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85158.