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2021 UK Technology Summer Placement Programme

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  12-Jan-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

We dream big, innovate with heart, and empower people through technology. Whether that is by
helping scientists fight a pandemic or enabling people to live more sustainably, we turn ideas into
reality and our ambitions into action. It’s this spirit that drives our youth to make real progress; in
the world around them and in their careers.

 

Here you’ll be inspired to own your journey, whether you’ll be learning from brilliant mistakes or
growing from projects that make a real impact. At Vodafone we don’t just hope for change, we
make it happen.

                                                           Technology Summer Placement Programme
Start date: 14th June 2021
Programme duration: 12 weeks
Location: All the roles available will either be at our vibrant Newbury campus or London
Paddington office. Given the current context which has seen 90% of Vodafone employees
working from home since March 2020 as well as our ambition of being #FutureReady, we are
expecting flexibility around work location (time working from home and time in the office) to
continue during the course of the summer placement programme.
 

What you need:

 

  • On track for a 2:2 in any STEM BA/BSc/Integrated Masters degree.
  • You must be in your penultimate year of your academic programme; i.e. you must be in the 2nd year of a 3 -year degree or the 3rd year of a 4-year degree.
  • You must also have the correct right to work documentation in place for the full programme duration. We do not offer visa sponsorship.
  • You must have no more than 1 year’s industry experience before applying for this programme – this does not include part time work, internships or university studies.

 

Application close date: 26th February 2021, however, we may close earlier if we have enough game
changing applications, so apply early!
Please note that you can only make one application to one of our Summer Placement programmes for
2021. We will only consider your first application.

 

Technology at Vodafone

 

As Vodafone journeys towards becoming recognised as a technology communications company,
we realise and our proud that our technology touches the lives of millions of people and serves as
a medium to fight against some of the world’s most pressing challenges. From connecting people
through our network to having billions of devices connected to the Internet of Things – our
Technology function is at the centre of driving our organisation forward and delivering great
customer experience. You could apply to either of these three areas within Technology:

 

Software Engineering:

 

As part of providing a great customer experience, Vodafone’s Software Engineering team delivers
quality software services to our customers within the network and our end-to-end services.
Software engineering is a critical skill driving us forward, whether we are buying in quality solutions,
building our own unique customer experiences or inventing the future of communications. From
using agile methodologies to contributing to our cloud solutions, networks, Digital customer
experiences, DevOps, CI/CD toolchains, new software lifecycles – you could contribute to our
future organisational aims of designing and creating effective digital platforms in our technology
ecosystem.

 

Network Engineering:
 

Our Network Engineering team helps us deliver a world-leading global network, while adapting to
and evolving with changing technology and delivering the best digital experience to our
customers. From engineering and delivering our voice & data services, to constantly monitoring
our network – from mobile to fixed to TV, our network engineers keep our customers going. The
next few years at Vodafone are predicted to be even more thrilling than ever before, as networks
become virtualized, predictive, self-adapting, and ever more intelligent. So if you’re blown away by
the technology keeping networks connected across different countries 24/7 that enable people
and business to change the world... then the network engineering placement is for you!

 

Data:

 

With the agility of a start-up and the resources of a global corporate, you will have the opportunity
to be a part of and drive the amazing Data Revolution. In the Data placement, you will find yourself
learning lots from Big Data, Business Intelligence, AI & Robotics to the use of predictive,
prescriptive and cognitive analysis to present and bring to life the impossible through insight and
design. You could be using the location-centric data for over 600 million global consumers to drive
profitable insights for us or support teams on the conceptualisation, build & delivery of chatbots –
with a placement in Data you will be helping Vodafone to grow and shaping our future of analytics.

 

What’s in it for you

 

  •  The opportunity to work to deliver world-leading technology to empower both Enterprise
  • and Consumer customers around the world to build our digital future
  •  Real exposure to technology and the ability to immerse yourself in the challenging
  • technical projects
  •  Extensive learning opportunities and investment in your personal and professional
  • development
  •  Accountability from day one and the opportunity to be involved in work which builds our
  • digital future
  •  Flexible working and fast paced environment
  •  A focus on innovation and doing things differently
  •  Being part of a large community of Summer Placement students
  •  The opportunity to be fast tracked onto one of our graduate programmes

 

What we’re looking for

 

  •  Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, the ability to analyse problems and offer outside of the box solutions
  •  Curiosity and passion for technology, how things work and the future of digital
  •  Able to adapt to different areas and ready to apply your skills to something new
  •  Demonstrate creativity and adaptability
  •  Embodying our Spirit behaviours
  •  Strong academic performance
  •  Proficiency in English
  •  Good communication skills, both verbal and written;

 

Vodafone is committed to making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process for all
candidates considered to have a disability. If you have any questions, please let us know at the
following address: youth.recruitment@vodafone.com

 

Put your spirit into practice, and Act Up.

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.