Returning to Vodafone after travelling: Lauren Story

"At the end of 2018 I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to move out to Melbourne for the year. This was a decision I didn’t take lightly, purely because it meant leaving a job and company I thoroughly enjoyed working for. However, I also thought it would be something I would regret turning down in years to come so I took the plunge and set off on a plane to the other side of the world!

Once returning back to the UK in 2020 and starting to re-think what my next steps were in my career, Vodafone was always at the forefront of this vision. It was a company I genuinely was excited to work for, the company is forever evolving, it’s at the forefront of technology innovation and no day is the same. I feel like Vodafone is very much considered an IT house now rather than just a mobile company and with that in turn the environment within the business seems so fast-pace and exciting which is something I really wanted to be a part of again.

 also believe once you’ve worked for Vodafone you’re almost an employee for life. So many people have changes in circumstances throughout their life, whether that be moving country; having children; taking a career break and I feel like Vodafone understands these changes and therefore will always welcome you with open arms if you decide to return (like I did!).

Since returning I believe the Vodafone Spirit has lifted even more so, everyone seems to be so invested and engaged in the vision for Vodafone and we’re encouraged to have a voice, take risks, question the norm and I personally think that is an incredible ethos to have within a company. I believe everyone has a say in which how the Vodafone moves forward.

I’m truly proud to be a Vodafone employee and work for a company which is at the forefront of the technology world and I think it’s only going to get more exciting from here on in."

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