Start one step ahead, with a Vodafone Apprenticeship


Apprenticeships aren’t what they used to be. The days of limited opportunities, being surrounded by people who look nothing like you and having to hear the kind of jokes that were barely funny in the 80s are long gone.

It’s your generation that will own the future, and from our perspective, we love to see it. It’s why you won’t have to wait to make an impact with us. As a global tech leader, we connect millions of people and make all kinds of innovations possible – from helping the Internet of Things become a reality, to making the UK’s first ever 5G holographic call.

You could have A-Levels or GCSEs, or you might be interested in Advanced, Higher or Degree level apprenticeships. Whatever your plans, an Apprenticeship at Vodafone is your platform to start one step ahead. A hands-on education, real-world qualifications, industry experts there to guide you, a workplace where you’ll feel welcome, and a proper job with a proper salary to match. Apprenticeships aren’t what they used to be. At Vodafone, they’re so much more. All you have to do, is start.

Thinking of applying? ConnectR is our online platform where you can access all the resources you need. From information about the application process, to our current grads, apprentices and interns who are on hand to answer all your burning questions. ConnectR is the perfect way to get to know.


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While we have now closed for applications to our 2021 Apprenticeship programmes, you can still find out more below about the apprenticeship programmes that we offer! 

Our Apprenticeships


Network Engineer (Level 6)

At heart, you’re an innovator. You love new technology, you’re excited by change and you can apply creativity, energy and determination to any problem.  Want to get involve in major communications installations, support the engineering and delivery of voice and data services, or help to monitor the entire network?  This four-year apprenticeship will give you everything you need to do something special with your career. 


On the programme: (3-year programme) £21,500 salary.

Vodafone Network Engineers deliver our world-leading global network at the cutting edge - adapting and evolving with changes to new technologies to give our customers the very best digital experience. Whether you’re involved in major communications installations, supporting the engineering and delivery of voice and data services, or helping to monitor the entire network, you’ll be at the heart of keeping people connected across the world.  

With a combination of digital and classroom-based learning, you’ll take modules in Network Design & Troubleshooting, IP-Based Network Switching Systems, Cyber Security and Unified Communications, and more.  You’ll gain hands on experience and develop into a Network Engineering expert who can plan, design, build and test networks, identify security risks and troubleshoot problems.  

At the end of the three years, you’ll have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions, specialising in Network Engineering. 


What you'll need:

  • To be 18 years old or over as of 1 September 2021 
  • GCSE English & Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)  
  • 2 A Levels including ICT or Maths, gained by September 2021 (or equivalent qualifications in similar subjects) 
  • To be eligible to work in the UK and not in full-time education  
  • To have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more 

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject).

We have now closed for applications for the 2021 Network Engineering (Level 6) Apprenticeship.


Software Engineer (Level 6)

Want to help us realise our vision of the digital future? With a combination of digital and classroom-based learning, you’ll take modules in Systems Development, Solution Architecture, Planning & Implementing Dev Ops, Designing & Developing Products for the Internet of Things, and more. And you’ll develop into a Software Engineering expert who can create new solutions using the latest software development languages, produce and test high quality code, develop user stories and create robust software designs.


On the programme: (3-year programme) £21,500 salary.

Software engineering is driving us forward. Whether we’re buying in quality solutions, building our own unique customer experiences, delivering tomorrow’s digital infrastructure or enabling the Gigabit Society, you’ll help us realise our vision of the digital future.  

With a combination of digital and classroom-based learning, you’ll take modules in Systems Development, Solution Architecture, Planning & Implementing Dev Ops, Designing & Developing Products for the Internet of Things, and more. You’ll develop into a Software Engineering expert, creating solutions with the latest software development languages, produce and test high quality code, develop user stories and create robust software designs.  

At the end of the four years, you’ll have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions, specialising in Software Engineering.  


What you'll need:

  • To be 18 years old or over as of 1 September 2021
  • GCSE English & Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)  
  • 2 A Levels including ICT or Maths, gained by September 2021 (or equivalent qualifications in similar subjects) 
  • To be eligible to work in the UK and not in full-time education  
  • To have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more 

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject). 

We have now closed for applications for the 2021 Software Engineering (Level 6) Apprenticeship


Data Analyst (Level 6)

Want to be part of the Data Revolution? You’ll work in teams focused on Big Data analytics, business intelligence, automation and more, you’ll help us bring the impossible to life through insight and design. With a combination of digital and classroom-based learning, you’ll develop into a Data Analytics expert who can use their skills to influence business-transforming decisions.  


On the programme: (3-year programme) £21,500 salary.

Be part of the Data Revolution with a business that combines the agility and spirit of a start-up with all the resources and opportunities of a global corporate. Working in teams focused on Big Data analytics, business intelligence, automation and more, you’ll help us bring the impossible to life through insight and design.  

With a combination of digital and classroom-based learning, you’ll take modules including Data Modelling & SQL Language, Big Data & Analytics, Data Communications & Network Security, AI & Machine Learning and Business Strategy. 

At the end of the four years, you’ll have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions, specialising in Data Analytics.  


What you'll need:

  • To be 18 years old or over as of 1 September 2021

  • GCSE English & Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)

  • 2 A Levels including ICT or Maths, gained by September 2021 (or equivalent qualifications in similar subjects) 

  • To be eligible to work in the UK and not in full-time education

  • To have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more 

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject). 

We have now closed for applications for the 2021 Data Analyst (Level 6) Apprenticeship. 


Software Developer (Level 4)

Are you a natural-born problem solver with an interest in developing technologies? Check out our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship! You’ll get involved in building, testing and deploying systems, features and technologies and will be trained to understand code and software design so that you become a Software Developer expert. 


On the programme: (24 month programme) £21,500 salary. 

For us, digital transformation is constant - not a one-off event. It’s our obsession! And it’s how we forever evolve our technology to improve the lives of our customers. We continually experiment with ways to make our journeys more intuitive, simple and enjoyable. And we’re constantly testing and trialling ways to give customers faster access to our services, more flexibility - and the richest, most rewarding experience. You’ll need to be the kind of person who’s tech-savvy, loves to work at pace and is always looking for innovative ways of solving problems. There will be tight deadlines sometimes, so flexibility and focus are key, but don’t worry, we’ll give you all the support you need to ensure you succeed! 

After the 24 month programme is complete, you’ll be a well-rounded Software Developer with: 

A Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship 

  • BCS Level 4 Diploma in Software Development Methodologies 
  • BCS Level 4 Diploma in Software Languages 

What you'll need: 

  • To be 18 years old or over as of 1 September 2021 
  • GCSE English & Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)
  • 2 A Levels including ICT or Maths, gained by September 2021 (or equivalent qualifications in similar subjects) 
  • To be eligible to work in the UK and not in full-time education 
  • To have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more.

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject).

We have now closed for applications for the 2021 Software Developer (Level 4) Apprenticeship. 


Cyber Security (Level 6)

Passionate about new technologies and maintaining security and measuring threats? With a combination of digital and classroom-based learning, you’ll take modules in Algorithm and program design, defense programming, security management systems, Quantitative & qualitative risk management and more. You’ll gain hands-on experience working alongside industry leaders who’ll share their knowledge with you. And you’ll develop into a Cyber expert who can analyse, model, assess and manage cyber security risks; design, develop, and operate secure solutions; and detect and respond to cyber threats. 


On the programme: (3-year programme) £21,500 salary.

At the end of the three years, you’ll have a BSC (Hons) Cyber Security Technical Professional Degree. 

What you’ll need:

  • To be 18 years old or over as of 1 September 2021 
  • GCSE English & Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) 
  • 2 A Levels including ICT or Maths, gained by September 2021 (or equivalent qualifications in similar subjects) 
  • To be eligible to work in the UK and not in full-time education 
  • To have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more 

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject).

We have now closed for applications for the 2021 Cyber Security (Level 6) Apprenticeship. 


IT Consultancy (Level 6)

Tech-savvy? Excited by the limitless possibilities of the digital world and the power to influence and improve businesses? Take a look at our Level 6 IT Consultancy apprenticeship. You’ll specialise in a wide variety of areas from Project Management and Consulting to Solution Architecture, and will be trained to provide technology solutions to business customers enabling them to develop new products and services.


On the programme: (3-year programme) £21,500 salary.

As an IT consultant, you will develop a broad set of skills and will be passionate about advising clients on how best to utilise technology to meet their business objectives, overcome problems and increase productivity. You’ll help to recommend options, implement technology solutions and evaluate the success.

With a combination of digital and classroom-based learning and hands-on experience working alongside industry leaders, you’ll develop into an IT consultant expert with the ability to influence and transform businesses. You’ll also have a huge network to support you throughout your journey, including mentors, existing apprentices and your team.

At the end of the three years, you’ll have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions, specialising in IT Consultancy.

What you'll need:

  • To be 18 years old or over as of 1 September 2021 
  • GCSE English & Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)  
  • 2 A Levels including ICT or Maths, gained by September 2021 (or equivalent qualifications in similar subjects) 
  • To be eligible to work in the UK and not in full-time education  
  • To have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more 

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject). 

We have now closed for applications for the 2021 IT Consultancy (Level 6) Apprenticeship. 


Project Management (Level 6)

Love tech? Getting things done? Making things happen? With our project management apprenticeship, you’ll build the skills to make future-defining projects a reality. As you learn and develop, you’ll also get support from a network of talented professionals, eventually completing your course with a degree-level qualification. As a global tech leader, we’re the perfect place to take on exciting projects and kickstart a dynamic career.


On the programme (4-year programme) £21,500 salary.

You’ll gain invaluable experience, build a diverse network of professionals to learn from and finish with a degree-level qualification. Your skills will help one of the world’s most valuable brands grow and evolve, covering everything from project management principles to Agile delivery practices, planning and control, risk management, stakeholder management, budgeting and communication. 

What you'll need:

  • To be 18 years old or over as of 1 September 2021 
  • GCSE English & Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)  
  • 2 A Levels in any subject gained by September 2021 (or equivalent qualifications) 
  • To be eligible to work in the UK and not in full-time education  
  • To have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more 

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject).

We have now closed for applications for the 2021 Project Management (Level 6) Apprenticeship. 


The Application Process


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Step 1. Eligibility Form

Here you will fill in a quick form that tells us your basic details. We’ll use these details to make sure you are eligible for the Apprenticeship you’re applying for. If you are, you’re straight through to the second stage!


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Step 2. Digital Assessment

Here is your opportunity to show us what you’ve got. First up is a one-way video interview where you’ll be asked 5 questions and record your answers. We’ll want to hear about what really interests you about Vodafone and chosen Apprenticeship, as well as about your skills, experience, and how you live our SPIRIT behaviours. You’ll then finish the assessment with two short and fun games using shapes and numbers. The whole experience will take you around 30 minutes. How you perform in this assessment is what will determine if you’re invited to our final stage assessment centre. So take your time, read the questions and instructions carefully, and be yourself! 


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Step 3. Virtual Assessment Centre

New for this year, you will be immersed in a fully virtual assessment centre which will have you doing exercises that make you feel like you’re already working for us. That’s important, because we want you to make the right decision for your future. You’ll meet a number of different assessors and teams throughout the day, and take part in 3 assessments. These include

- A 1-to-1 strengths-based interview

- A group exercise

- A one to one presentation exercise

By the end of the day, you will have learnt a lot more about Vodafone and shown us your potential.


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Step 4. Offer

Within 7 days of the assessment centre you’ll have an outcome! If successful, we will ask for a few more details and get your contract out to you as quickly as possible. We’ll then get you connected to all things Vodafone via webinars, quizzes, challenges, Q&A’s and a lively Facebook page to keep you excited to join us in 2021.



Hear more from our current Apprentices


Hear from Precious, an Apprentice in our Vodafone Business Technology Solutions team 

Meet Jack, a Level 6 Digital & Tech Solutions Apprentice 

Hear from Lily, a Level 3 Business Admin Apprentice

Meet Gurtej, an Apprentice in our Cyber Security team


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