Returning to work after a career break? ReConnect with Vodafone and join our award-winning careers programme  



ReConnect, is designed to support you back into the workplace after you've taken a career break. We value the talent and experience you can bring to our organisation, therefore the programme is for anyone who has taken a career break between 1-10 years, whatever the reason might be.

ReConnect applies to most vacancies at Vodafone UK meaning you can apply for opportunities that match your skillset and experience, at all levels. Whilst this programme is currently not open to our Customer Service & Retail vacancies we hope to support you back into the workplace. Our team will support you through the process but to help you feel prepared when applying for a role with us, we recommend you take a look at our helpful hints and tips for CV writing and interview prep

If successful, we'll offer you a permanent role, and in the first 6 months of your joining, you will get 5 days’ pay for 4 days’ work per week to support your transition back into work. As well as the support from your line manager and our Employee Networks, we have a wide range of learning resources on core skills and working practices.




"In total i took 3 year out of the workplace and when the time came to return, I read about the Vodafone ReConnect programme in a newspaper article. The ReConnect program really is genius. It provides fantastic opportunity for career returners, offering flexibility, training and the right level of support to help you re-engaged". 




Who is eligible to join the programme? 

- Anyone currently on a career break of 1 – 10 years +

- This programme is inclusive to all and is a gender neutral programme 


What support do I get?

You will be offered support throughout the programme and regular meetings will be put in place with your manager to review your progress. Coaching and mentorship are available within this programme, allowing you to learn from others and be equipped with tools, knowledge, and opportunities to fully develop.

 
A blended approach of on-the-job and online learning will allow you to thrive in your return to work. You will have access to our exclusive Vodafone University platform, which hosts a variety of courses and online learning opportunities. Designed to upskill and develop the skills of your choice. 





"Vodafone’s ReConnect programme gave me the confidence to take on a new role, in a new industry, at a time when I felt my career may have already ‘peaked’. There is a wealth of experience and talent out there but sometimes people need a little encouragement to take a leap of faith and do something different." - Sally Nesbitt




"I joined Vodafone on the Reconnect programme after an 8 years career break to take care of my children. During my first 6 months, I worked 20% reduced hours to allow me to do the school runs and continue with activities I used to do with my children. It was a very smooth transaction, my children didn’t notice I’d even gone back to work. I could not have asked for better." - Silvia Pinto




What's in it for me?

- You'll join Vodafone UK as a permanent employee

- In your first 6 months, you will work 4 days per week and be paid for 5 days 

- You'll have the option to remain working 4 days per week post 6 month transition period

- You'll adapt to our #FutureReady ways of working involving collaborative team time in the Vodafone offices and working remotely from home.  

- You'll be part of our infectious spirit and curiosity to innovate and creates the future. 

- You'll have the opportunity to learn, develop and reconnect with your career! 




“Following a change in career paths, I undertook a University Degree and subsequent part-time Master's Degree. I was looking to start work in my new career as soon as possible, but could only commit to part-time hours due to course commitments. Vodafone's ReConnect programme was perfect for my situation. The programme provided me with the flexibility to start working full time whilst being able to complete my studies. I was also provided with a mentor to support at every stage. Everyone involved made my return to the working environment seamless and I am incredibly proud to call myself a Vodafone employee.” - David McCarthy


How do I apply to be on the Reconnect programme?

ReConnect applies to most vacancies at Vodafone UK meaning you can apply for opportunities that match your skillset and experience, at all levels. Whilst this programme is currently not open to our Customer Service & Retail vacancies we hope to support you back into the workplace.


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