About our programme

Join us on our Vodafone Explore Internship programmes to gain hands on experience and develop yourself further than you could have imagined! We offer no ordinary internships but ones with real responsibility from day one. You'll benefit from on the job learning and be surrounded by experts in your team. Our Explore Internship Programmes offer outstanding opportunities to gain experience and really test yourself in a real role within our organisation.

There are 2 types of opportunity on offer:

    1. Industrial Placements (12 months)                                       2. Summer Internships (10-14 weeks) 

Vodafone’s internship opportunities form part of our youth talent strategy and give you an excellent chance of securing a spot on our graduate programme. It really is the launch pad to start your career at Vodafone. 

Industrial Placement applications are NOW closed. 

Summer Internship applications are NOW closed. 

Read on to find out more.

When applying for the internship programme please keep in mind we can only consider your application for either the Industrial Placement or the Summer Internship Programme. Please select the area you are most interested in within the programme of your choice when applying, should you be successful at the online assessment you can be progressed for one Assessment Centre.

What we're looking for:

Our Explore Interns must have a passion for technology and for taking care of our customers. You can bring your natural analytical ability to your role and you’ll love taking on challenges.  Our interns are at the forefront of the next big industry developments and can bring their diverse and up to date ideas to the table. We find that our interns are naturally curious and are looking to take steps to get ahead of the game when it comes to their own careers and personal development. 

What you can expect:

Working for an industry leading company that spans across different countries around the world, you’ll have business exposure and accountability from day one.  You’ll work within one particular business area for the duration of the placement allowing you to get totally immersed into projects or activities within your role. Taking on a perhaps your first real role in a large company can be daunting, but we’ll support you to fulfill your potential and development goals whilst you are with us.  And, you’ll love being part of our global community of Explore Interns.

If you think this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. 

The future is exciting. Ready?

Industrial Placements 

This is the first year that we have formally launched our Explore Industrial Placement Programme and so we are looking for pioneering students to take on some extremely exciting opportunities within the business.

The areas you could work in mirror the bulk of our Discover Graduate Programme opportunities: Technology, HR, Finance, Commercial and Business.

What you need to apply

To apply, you must be in your 2nd year of a 3 year programme or 3rd year of a 4 year programme and be able to take on a full 12 month placement in this coming summer. 

You must be in good academic standing and proficiency in English is a must. 

You must have the appropriate right to work for the duration of the 12 months of the programme.


Ready to find out about our programmes?  Read on.

Summer Internships 

Summer Internships are back for summer 2019 so get in touch today. We are looking for people who are driven, pro-active, customer obsessed and innovation hungry. You will have the chance to work in a fast paced and inclusive environment, have real responsibility & ownership from day one in a globally leading technology company and the opportunity to fast track to our 2020 Discover Graduate Programme if eligible.

The areas you could work in mirror the bulk of our Discover Graduate Programme opportunities: Technology, HR, Finance, Commercial and Business.

What you need to apply

To apply, you must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate degree and ideally in your penultimate or final year of studies. 

You must be in good academic standing and proficiency in English is a must. 

You also must have the appropriate right to work for the duration of the 10-12 weeks of the programme. 

 Ready to find out about our programmes?  Read on.

The Streams 


On our Technology Stream of our Explore Industrial Placement Programme, we are looking for innovators, those who embrace new technologies and are continuously learning, someone who is curious to explore all personal development opportunities they can, someone who wants to have a real impact on an organisation during their time with them.  Vodafone is a place where you can bring your whole self to work as you kick start your career.  

Areas you could yourself working in: Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Security and Big Data and Analytics 


At Vodafone, we don't just produce innovative products, we develop amazing people too. We're a brand that loves change - if it's not happening naturally then we're creating it ourselves. It's in our DNA to excel, to create a better future, to never rest and find new ways that help people communicate. We are driven to invest in people. We are committed to helping our people perform at their best and achieve their full potential. Our HR functions enable the organisation to maximise the contribution of people to the delivery of our goals.

Areas you could find yourself working in: Learning and Development, Talent Management, Diversity and Equality, Organisational Development, Change Management, Policy, Recruitment or Employee Relations.


At Vodafone our Finance teams are central to decision making throughout the business, whether that’s for our customers or our employees. Finance isn’t just about the numbers anymore; it’s about applying them with a commercial focus. To enhance that focus, you will use your natural analytic ability where you will provide world class finance support to senior management and key stakeholders, contributing financial expertise to commercial decisions and value oriented support to the business.

Areas you could find yourself working in: Commercial Finance, Business Intelligence, Mergers & Acquisitions, Treasury, Investor Relations, Regional Finance or Finance Operations; just to name a few.


The Business Explore Internship Programme has a core focus on our world class B2B sales organisation. Whether it be leading on solutions relating to the Internet of Things, Cloud and Security services, Connectivity, Unified Communications, or indeed Global Carrier Services, you learn from and work with sales teams who are force to be reckoned with and bring our total communications portfolio springing into life. They are the reason our business customers can expect to succeed in the digital world.

Industrial Placement Students will join our Inside Sales Teams in Dublin 

Summer Interns will join the Business teams in the UK. 


In joining the Commercial team here at Vodafone you will support our people in strengthening our position as an admired company in the eyes of our customers, shareholders and employees! The team is broad; you could be working within Brand, Marketing, Consumer Services, Terminals, M-Pesa or Customer Experience Operations. What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you?

Areas you could find yourself working in: Marketing and Brand, Customer Experience and Operations, Products and Services and many other teams.

Our application process...

Stage One - Apply: Find the Programme that suits you and express your interest by applying online! Simply submit some basic details and upload your CV

Stage Two - Testing: Once we have your application we will verify that you meet the basic criteria and you will then be invited to carry our some testing. You will be asked to complete an abstract reasoning test and a situational judgement test that will help us determine if you have the right capabilities to be successful at Vodafone.

Stage Three - Video Interview: Once you pass the testing stage, we want to know more about you. Our video interview is there to help us find out about your motivation and passion for  your chosen career, while assessing some key Vodafone competencies. It is not designed to trip you up, take the opportunity to try out the practice questions before you do the real thing

Stage Four - Assessment Day: We’ll invite you to an Assessment Day where you will get to learn more about Vodafone, meet your potential peers and team members and have a chance to showcase your skills. The Assessment Day will consist of a Group Exercise, Presentation and Interview.

Read about the experience from one of our Explore Interns..

Meet Fiona - Resourcing & Employer Branding Intern

Read about Fiona's experience on our Explore Internship Programme, and some of the projects she has had the chance to work on.

Just some of our recent awards