Question:  What are the general requirements for the programmes?

Summer Internship Answer: In order to be eligible for the programme:
- You need to be currently enrolled in your university studies
- You need to have the correct work permit to take on a full-time internship for this coming summer in the UK
- You need to be flexible to take on your placement either in Newbury or London

Industrial Placement Answer: In order to be eligible for the programme:
- You need to be currently in your 2nd year of your 3-year programme or 3rd year of your 4-year programme and able to take on a 12-month work placement starting summer 2019
- You need to have the correct work permit to take on a full-time placement for the coming 12 months in the UK
- You need to be flexible to take on your placement either in Newbury or London

 

 

Question:  How long are the programmes?

Summer Internship Answer: The Explore Internship programme lasts for 12 weeks from June to September

Industrial Placement Answer: The Industrial Placement Programme lasts for 12 months from July to July

 

 

Question:  After the programme, what is in store for me?

Summer Internship Answer: During your Internship, you will gain a lot of knowledge about the company and continuous feedback about your performance. At the end of the 12 weeks, interns recognised as top talent will be offered to join the Discover Graduate Scheme after their graduation.

Industrial Placement Answer: During your Industrial Placement Programme you will gain a lot of knowledge about the company and continuous feedback about your performance. At the end of the 12 months, interns recognised as top talent will be offered to join the Discover Graduate Scheme after their graduation.

 

 

Question:  Where would I be located during the programme?

Summer Internship Answer: You'll either be based in our Newbury or London office. We ensure interns join the business area where they will learn and develop. The location of the placement will be confirmed at least one month before the start date.

Industrial Placement Answer: You'll either be based in our Newbury or London office. We ensure interns join the business area where they will learn and develop. The location of the placement will be confirmed at least one month before the start date.

 

 

Question: I require reasonable adjustments to complete the online assessment. How can I let you know about the requirements I have?

Summer Internship Answer: You are able to ask for extra time before completing your online assessments and video interview. Please also let us know of any other reasonable adjustments you may need throughout the selection process by emailing us at graduate.recruitment@vodafone.com, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Please be prepared to provide any supporting documents that you may have.

Industrial Placement Answer: You are able to ask for extra time before completing your online assessments and video interview. Please also let us know of any other reasonable adjustments you may need throughout the selection process by emailing us at graduate.recruitment@vodafone.com, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Please be prepared to provide any supporting documents that you may have.

 

 

Question:  What happens if I'm unable to attend the Assessment Centre I was invited to?

Summer Internship Answer: If you are invited to an Assessment Centre and you're unable to attend, please let us know at graduate.recruitment@vodafone.com as soon as possible, and we will do our best to reschedule your attendance depending on availability. Please note that this will not be possible in all cases.

Industrial Placement Answer: If you are invited to an Assessment Centre and you're unable to attend, please let us know at graduate.recruitment@vodafone.com as soon as possible, and we will do our best to reschedule your attendance depending on availability. Please note that this will not be possible in all cases.

 

 

Question:  Would it be possible to extend the deadline for the online assessments and video interview?

Summer Internship Answer: If you require more time to complete the online tests, please contact us at graduate.recruitment@vodafone.com to discuss your situation, and where possible we will make arrangements to extend the deadline.

Industrial Placement Answer: If you require more time to complete the online tests, please contact us at graduate.recruitment@vodafone.com to discuss your situation, and where possible we will make arrangements to extend the deadline.

 

 

Question:  Does Vodafone reimburse expenses for the Assessment Centre?

Summer Internship Answer: We are able to reimburse travel expenses for transport and accommodation up to a limited amount. The reimbursement process can take up to 12 weeks after the Assessment Centre. More information on this will be shared with all attendees closer to the event.

Industrial Placement Answer: We are able to reimburse travel expenses for transport and accommodation up to a limited amount. The reimbursement process can take up to 12 weeks after the Assessment Centre. More information on this will be shared with all attendees closer to the event.

 

Question: Would I be able to receive feedback?

Summer Internship Answer: Due to the volume of applications, we won't be able to provide individual feedback after the online assessment and video interview stage. We do however provide feedback after the assessment centre as we recognise how important this is for your future careers.

Industrial Placement Answer: Due to the volume of applications, we won't be able to provide individual feedback after the online assessment and video interview stage. We do however provide feedback after the assessment centre as we recognise how important this is for your future careers

 

 

Question: When will the programmes start?

Summer Internship Answer: The Explore Internship programme will start in June, and last for 12 weeks. Please refer to the Job Description for the exact dates.

Industrial Placement Answer: The Industrial Placement Programme will start in July and last for 12 months. Please refer to the Job Description for the exact dates.

 

 

Question: How can I apply?

Summer Internship Answer: In order to be considered for the Explore Internship at Vodafone you will need to submit an application form through our careers website.  Please visit https://careers.vodafone.co.uk/graduate-programme for details and to apply for our current opportunities.

Industrial Placement Answer:
In order to be considered for the Industrial Placement Programme at Vodafone, you will need to submit an application form through our careers website.  Please visit https://careers.vodafone.co.uk/graduate-programme for details and to apply for our current opportunities.

 

Question: Can I be considered for multiple streams within the same programme?

Summer Internship Answer: We can only evaluate one application per candidate, so please make sure that you're only applying to one stream. If you change your preference please let us know so that we can consider your application accordingly.
Please note that after you've been invited to an Assessment Centre we won't be able to transfer your application anymore.

Industrial Placement Answer: We can only evaluate one application per candidate, so please make sure that you're only applying to one stream. If you change your preference please let us know so that we can consider your application accordingly.
Please note that after you've been invited to an Assessment Centre we won't be able to transfer your application anymore.

 

 

Question: How can I get an update on my application?

Summer Internship Answer: We aim to keep all the candidates informed and updated throughout the application process, so please keep a close eye on your emails, including your spam folder. In case you would like to receive further updates please email us at graduate.recruitment@vodafone.com specifying the programme and the stream you're applying to.

Industrial Placement Answer: We aim to keep all the candidates informed and updated throughout the application process, so please keep a close eye on your emails, including your spam folder. In case you would like to receive further updates please email us at graduate.recruitment@vodafone.com specifying the programme and the stream you're applying to.

 

 

Question: What will be in the online assessment?

Summer Internship Answer: The Online Assessment will take approx. 60mins, including an Abstract Reasoning test, a Situational Judgement Test and a video interview.
The video interview will contain competency-based questions, so you shouldn’t expect any technical topics. Our aim is to get to know you better, and make our decision based on the potential we see in you! We advise you to prepare for it as you would prepare for a regular, face-to-face interview.
You will have practice questions before each section.

Industrial Placement Answer: The Online Assessment will take approx. 60mins, including an Abstract Reasoning test, a Situational Judgement Test and a video interview.
The video interview will contain competency-based questions, so you shouldn’t expect any technical topics. Our aim is to get to know you better, and make our decision based on the potential we see in you! We advise you to prepare for it as you would prepare for a regular, face-to-face interview.
You will have practice questions before each section.

 

 

Question: How many youth programmes can I apply for?

Summer Internship Answer: We accept only one application per year, so please choose your preferred programme wisely!

Industrial Placement Answer: We accept only one application per year, so please choose your preferred programme wisely!

 

 

Question: I am an internal candidate. How should I apply?

Summer Internship Answer: If you are eligible for the Programme, please apply through the internal careers site.

Industrial Placement Answer: If you are eligible for the Programme, please apply through the internal careers site.

 

 

Question: What areas can I apply to within the Graduate Programme?

Summer Internship Answer: You are able to apply to the following areas: Technology, Business, Commercial, Human Resources, Finance, Digital - you can read the relevant Job descriptions for further information. Please apply for only one stream and in case we believe you would be more suited for another stream we will reach out to you to discuss the opportunities.

Industrial Placement Answer: You are able to apply to the following areas: Technology, Group Business, Commercial, Human Resources, Finance - you can read the relevant Job descriptions for further information. Please apply for only one stream and in case we believe you would be more suited for another stream we will reach out to you to discuss the opportunities.

 

 

Question: Will Vodafone support me in sorting out accommodation for the duration of the programme?

Summer Internship Answer: We are not able to offer support in finding accommodation for our interns. In order to make it easier, we connect all of our new joiners in advance so they can share their experiences, and help each other find accommodation.

Industrial Placement Answer: We are not able to offer support in finding accommodation for our IPs. In order to make it easier, we connect all of our new joiners in advance so they can share their experiences, and help each other find accommodation.

 

 

Question: I know somebody who already works for VF - can they refer me?

Summer Internship Answer: Whilst we encourage our current employees to spread the word about our programmes, we do not have an official referral program at present.

Industrial Placement Answer: Whilst we encourage our current employees to spread the word about our programmes, we do not have an official referral program at present.

 

 

Question: What is the salary for the programme?

Summer Internship Answer: The salary is communicated at the Offer stage of the selection process.

Industrial Placement Answer: The salary is communicated at the Offer stage of the selection process.

 

 

Question: If I currently work in retail, does my length of service, shares etc get carried over?

Summer Internship Answer: As a summer intern you will be an external employee at Vodafone, directly employed by our contractor, therefore your length of service cannot be carried over.

Industrial Placement Answer: As an IP you will be an external employee at Vodafone, directly employed by our contractor, therefore your length of service cannot be carried over. 

Latest Posts


Just some of our recent awards