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We’re at our best when you’re at yours

At Vodafone, we firmly believe that we’re at our best when you’re at yours. That’s why our graduate scheme offers an exceptional programme for exceptional talent.

We’re well known for innovative communications. In fact, it’s something our people excel at. But we don't stop there – our technology solutions empower everyone to be the best they can possibly be, at home and at work.

Our teams are at the forefront of the technology that’s delighting customers with fantastic call quality – bringing smart metering into homes, streaming music and making it possible for large and small businesses to provide essential services.

On top of this, our technology drives JustTextGiving – the UK’s first free text donation service that enables all sorts of fundraising activities.

Join our Discover Graduate Programme and you’ll play an important part in helping us deliver for the future. It’ll help you develop core skills and make a difference to our customers from the start.

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Need more reasons to join us? Keep reading.

Discover what you can achieve in two years

The Graduate Discover Programme is a fantastic and unique opportunity to experience life at one of the world’s most innovative companies. During your two years with us you’ll work on real business projects, with real responsibility from the start. You’ll get to know all about us, how we work and what we stand for. And you’ll learn lots about yourself too.

  • Challenge

    We challenge ourselves every day to be the very best. You will be amazed at what we can achieve together.

  • Innovate

    Innovation is in our DNA — from sending the first ever text message to developing heat-resistant tablets for fire services across the UK to use in extreme environments.

  • Grow

    ‘Giving Something Back’ is a core element of our strategy, and everyone in our Discover Programme takes part. All employees will also have an opportunity to spend up to three paid days to support a charity that means something to you.

The Discover Graduate Programme streams

  • Customer Experience and Sales

    Make a real difference to our customers and get involved in our multi-channel customer experience, including e-commerce and change projects.

  • Retail Management

    Our customers are the core to everything we do at Vodafone. So your retail experience will be very valuable in our contact centres and stores.

  • Commercial Marketing

    Whether your passion is creative marketing or customer insight analysis, this is where you can build the skills to launch our products in the UK.

  • Technology

    Studied a STEM subject or love all things tech? Experience IT, networks, service operations and security in our mobile and landline business.

  • HR

    Grab the chance to work in lots of different HR areas – including organisational development, business partnering, and learning and development.

  • Finance

    Put theory into practice and gain a deep understanding of our operational and commercial accounting, revenue assurance and customer value management.

  • Corporate and External Affairs

    Are legal, regulatory, external and investor communications for you? Get to know risk management, anti-bribery, competition law and many more.

Your first week

Getting to know each other

We want you to feel at home from the start. So when you first arrive, you'll be met by graduates from previous years who are keen to share their personal experiences of our campus and culture.

"When I turned up I was met by grads from the previous year and not a corporate person, I immediately felt more relaxed"

Jack Baratt, Commercial Analyst

Once the introductions are over your induction will begin, which will help you really get to know us. You’ll explore the campus, meet key people from across the organisation and start to get immersed in our culture.

Buddy up

We’ll pair you with a buddy who’s already been through the programme and knows what’s ahead for you. They’ll know all about the part of the business you’re working in and how to get around. And they’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about life at Vodafone.

Better Ways of Working

We work in smartest and most efficient ways possible – creating work environments that support collaboration, creativity, customer focus, speed and simplicity

Your first placement

Everything starts with our customers

Creating amazing experiences for our customers is one of our real strengths, and learning how to listen to their views is one of the most important skills you’ll develop. So, no matter what stream you choose, your time in the Discover Graduate Programme will start with a placement in a customer-facing environment. This could be in one of our retail stores or a contact centre near to where you live.

"Every day I find there are chances to go further and explore other ways to impact the business."

Joe Mariani, graduate – Commercial Marketing stream

Your second placement

Explore your role in your Discover stream

You’ll work in two placements, each lasting five months, within your Discover Graduate Programme stream.

"Everything’s new at this stage so the learning curve is massive, but it’s very exciting at the same time."

Alexandra Iannou, graduate – Commercial Marketing stream

Where you could work

Vodafone has a national presence, which means you could find yourself in any of our locations. We ask all of our Discover Graduate Programme participants to be mobile for the duration of their programme.

  1. Glasgow
  2. Manchester
  3. Stoke-on-Trent
  4. Newark
  5. Newbury HQ
  6. Bracknell
  7. London

Your third placement

Define your role – the last rotation in your Discover stream

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Your final placement in the Customer Experience and Sales, Retail Management, HR, Finance, Commercial Marketing, and Corporate and External Affairs streams will last for 12 months.

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Technology stream

Your final placement in the Technology stream will be split into two separate six-month assignments.

"My passion is technology, so the graduate scheme was an amazing opportunity for someone like me – the chance to work with the best technology in the field."

Sergio Coppola, graduate – Technology stream

What happens after you finish the Discover Graduate Programme?

You’ll continue to be coached and supported as your career with us develops. The opportunities are endless.