We connect for a better future


Vodafone is a British multinational company, with our headquarters based in Newbury, England. Founded in the 1982, Vodafone UK network proudly launched in 1985 by making the very first mobile call on a UK network from Parliament square to Surrey.

By December 1992 Vodafone sent the world’s first ever SMS text message, which read ‘Merry Christmas’ and since then Vodafone have become one of the world’s leading technology communication companies with many firsts in our history to date.

The UK market has 12,000 employees, who support our 18 million customers and 625+ million customers globally to connect for a better future.

Our purpose is to “connect for a better future” and our expertise and scale gives us a unique opportunity to drive positive change for society. Our networks keep family, friends, businesses and governments connected and – as COVID-19 has clearly demonstrated – we play a vital role in keeping economies running and the functioning of critical sectors like education and healthcare.

We are optimistic about how technology and connectivity can enhance the future and improve people’s lives. Through our business, we aim to build a digital society that enhances socio-economic progress, embraces everyone and does not come at the cost of our planet.
We support diversity and inclusion through our maternity and parental leave policies, empowering women through connectivity and improving access to education and digital skills for women, girls, and society at large. We are respectful of all individuals, irrespective of race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, belief, culture or religion.

Vodafone is also taking significant steps to reduce our impact on our planet by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2025, purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025, and reusing, reselling or recycling 100% of our redundant network equipment.


Our Purpose

We are a communications technology company connecting over 334 million people, and organisations of all sizes, to the digital society. We are optimistic about how technology and connectivity can enhance the future and improve people’s lives. Through our business, we aim to build a digital society that enhances socio-economic progress, embraces everyone and does not come at the cost of our planet.


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Digital Society

We believe in a connected digital society, where data flows at speed, connecting people, communities and things to the internet like never before. Gigabit networks, IoT and mobile financial services enable incredible innovation and technologies to be developed to help make our lives easier, healthier, smarter and more fulfilling.

Gigabit network

Connecting over 250 million people 
to our next-generation network by 2025

IoT solutions

Connecting over 150 million vehicles
to IoT by 2025

Mobile money

Connecting over 50 million people and their families to mobile money services by 2025


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Inclusion for all

We believe that the opportunities and promise of a better digital future should be accessible to all and are committed to ensuring that the more vulnerable are not left behind on the journey towards that future. Through our technology, we will work to bridge the divides that exist and help people to contribute equally and fully to society.

Connecting women
Connecting an additional 20 million women in Africa and Turkey to mobile by 2025

Best employer
Becoming the world's best employer for women by 2025

Vodafone Foundation
Improving the lives of 400 million people through our foundation programmes by 2025


Supporting young people
Supporting 10 million young people to access digital skills, learning and employment opportunities by 2022


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Planet

We believe that urgent and sustained action is required to address climate change and that business success should not come at a cost to the environment. Through our commitment to halve our environmental impact, we will help to ensure a sustainable future for all. Our focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy supply and network waste will help us to mitigate the growth of our business and our customers’ increasing demand for data.

Greenhouse gas reduction
Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2025 against a 2017 baseline

Renewable energy
Purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025
 

Recycling
Reusing, reselling or recycling 100% of our redundant network equipment


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Operating Responsibly

Just as important as our commitment to delivering positive social outcomes is our determination to ensure we act responsibly and with integrity wherever we operate: what we do matters but so does how we work. We strive to ensure we always act lawfully, ethically and with integrity wherever we operate. Our strong commitment to corporate transparency is evidenced through our programmes which address the areas that are the focus of intense public debate.


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Life at Vodafone

Vodafone leaders recognised on 2021 EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model List!

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The Vodafone leaders were recognised by EMpower for helping to give diversity a higher profile within their organisation. For example, Kathy, also Chair of Vodafone’s Multicultural Inclusion Network, joined Anne to run a series of open ‘lunch-and-learn’ sessions in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd. ‘Let’s talk about race’ aimed to give leaders a better understanding of the challenges that ethnic minority colleagues face today and how to overcome them. Vishal Dixit, who became the Network’s executive sponsor in 2019, is as passionate about addressing these inequalities. In the past year alone, membership has increased by 400%. Together, the group set about improving inclusivity across the organisation. Read More

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Kathy Quashie, Vishal Dixit and Anne Sheehan named on 2021 EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists!

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Vodafone & Indeed helping women find work in tech

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Last week, we partnered with Indeed to host a Facebook Live event uncovering the benefits and potential for women having a career in technology as well as the practical steps required to get started. If you missed it, don't worry! We recorded the session so you can catch-up in your own time.  Tech is the driving force behind many of today’s innovations. New markets and opportunities are constantly arising and tech can be considered a very portable career. Here at Vodafone, we've always built tech with people in mind. Our products and services impact the lives of millions around the world, and they've helped us become who we are today—a global technology communications leader. Vodafone is such a vibrant place to be. Not only do we get to work on exciting and challenging projects, we also have an amazing team and a supportive community that are helping us lead the way with our digital plans. Jane Lovett – Senior Manager, Automation & Analytics Want to be a part of our innovative journey and have the opportunity to work with the latest cutting-edge technology? Join Vodafone!     Search Tech Jobs

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Want to be a part of our innovative journey and have the opportunity to work with the latest cutting-edge technology? Join Vodafone!

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Vodafone’s global policy offers 16 weeks paid parental leave to all employees

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4/12/2021

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“Diversity and inclusion are core to our beliefs and purpose at Vodafone. We are proud to support all families by allowing every parent to have more time with their children, without worrying about the impact on their finances or careers”, Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read said. Which is music to the ears of individuals such as Chris Parkinson, a Senior Government Affairs Manager here at Vodafone UK. Chris is expecting his second child this summer and the new equal parental policy will leave he will be able to take more paternity leave. Chris shared, “The new policy will allow me to support my wife and both of our children for far longer. She will be able to re-start her business more quickly. And I will be able to bond with the new baby and continue to bond with our eldest. It will also allow me to take a more equal role in caring responsibilities when we first become new parents”. Join Vodafone today and have the opportunity to be part of something amazing #TogetherWeCan. To read the full article, click the button below. Search Jobs   Read Full Article

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Father and employee, Chris Parkinson, says Vodafone’s equal parenting policy makes him feel proud.

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Job seekers receive much-needed boost

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4/9/2021

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The £10 voice and data plan, normally worth £35, was first announced on 9 November 2020. It will be available via VOXI Pay As You Go to anyone who has lost their job as a result of the pandemic in the UK. The offer lasts until 31 September 2021. Existing customers who have already taken up the offer will have the deal extended automatically to 31 October 2021.Building on the enthusiastic reception the offer received in the UK, Vodafone is now looking to lend a helping hand to job seekers in its other markets, too. As well as discounts and promotions, this might mean ‘zero-rating’ access to job sites in countries without unlimited plans, for example, so that data usage isn’t an added worry when searching for a job.Job seekers can also learn new skills for free through e-learning platforms like Udemy, which boasts more than 600 courses on technology and professional skills. And they can also use Future Jobs Finder, a self-assessment tool which helps people explore a digital career path based on their skills and interests.Join Vodafone today and have the opportunity to be part of something amazing #TogetherWeCan. To read the full article, click the button below. Search Jobs   Read Full Article

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Vodafone extends cut-price voice and data plan for UK job seekers as part of a number of new support packages launching across Europe, Turkey, Egypt and South Africa.

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