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2020 UK Industrial Placement Business

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted: 
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract

Joining Vodafone is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.

And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Duration: 12 months
Start Date: 6th July 2020
Location: London/Newbury


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. 
Our Industrial Placement Students will join into various opportunities across our B2B business and be able to learn about the delivery of a world class sales experience to our business customers. The potential to join our Business Discover Graduate Scheme in the UK is a very real possibility following your placement year.

What’s in it for you

•    Working for a world leader in total communications that connects people places and things, improves lives through social inclusion and is striving to halve our environmental impact                  
•    Flexible working and fast paced environment
•    World-class mentorship from global thought-leaders 
•    Having business exposure and accountability from day one
•    Being part of a large community of Explore Interns


What to expect
•    Opportunity to gain exposure to the exciting world of B2B sales as well as building your understanding of the digital world 
•    Constant feedback and opportunities to push your boundaries
•    Investment in your digital, sales & professional development
•    The chance to learn from industry leading sales professionals and to explore whether a career path in sales is your calling. 


What we’re looking for
•    To apply, you must be currently enrolled your Bachelor's programme and 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.
•    Proficient in English 
•    International mind-set and interest in global business
•    Demonstrate creativity, resilience and adaptability
•    Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and hunger for development
•    Customer focused and commercial savviness
•    Curiosity and passion for technology, how things work and the future of digital
•    Strong academic performance 

Commitment from Vodafone

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.