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2021 Explore Industrial Placement - Luxembourg

Posting Country:  Luxembourg
Date Posted:  29-Dec-2020
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?

Vodafone Group Luxembourg: Supply Chain /Innovation /Roaming Services
: 12 months
Start Date: 1st September 2021
Location: Luxembourg (You must have the right to work in Luxembourg for the duration of your placement)

Salary: Gross Annual Basic salary 24,000 Euro. 

Application close date: 7th February 2021. 


Final stage will happen in early 2021. 


On our Explore Industrial Placement Programme, we are looking for innovative and motivated individuals ready to 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.  


What’s in it for you

•    Working for an industry leading company that spans across different countries around the world
•    The opportunity contribute towards world-leading strategic projects to empower Vodafone around the world to build our digital future
•    Having business exposure and accountability from day one
•    Being part of a community of Explore Interns
•    Support, training & personal development to build technical capabilities in real life scenarios to supplement your knowledge gained at University 
•    Long term full time career opportunities 

What to expect

•    Opportunity to learn in an energetic and professional team whilst gaining real experience in fields of innovation, global sourcing and contract management
•    Exposure to a variety of projects designed to drive positive customer experiences, innovation and create global savings against ambitious targets
•    The opportunity to influence the area you work in by selecting one of our 3 business areas


What we’re looking for

•    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 available to start on 1st September 2021.
•    You must have no more than 1 year’s industry experience before applying for this programme – this does not include part time work, summer internships or university studies.
•    A strong communicator who is driven, energetic and exhibits lots of initiative. 
•    The ability to demonstrate creativity, resilience, adaptability and a hunger for development.  
•    Exhibit curiosity, passion and aptitude for technology, how things work and the future of digital
•    Strong academic performance in Supply Chain, Technology, Innovation, Business, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or other relevant course. 
•    Fluent in English. Verbal and written. (A second language is an asset, particularly Spanish, Italian & German)
•    Proficient knowledge of word, powerpoint and excel (pivot tables & V-Look Ups an advantage)

Our programme in Luxembourg has 3 business lines which students can choose one from and will be asked to state, as a preference, during the application process. We will do our best to match you to the most appropriate role to your skills, capabilities and career aspirations.  The business lines are:


Supply Chain


The Vodafone Procurement Company is responsible for all strategic activities across the Vodafone Group in areas of procurement offering synergies, expert knowledge and negotiation skills to drive cost efficiencies in the provision of goods and services from suppliers. 
We have 300+ employees of almost 50 different nationalities in our business of which approximately 200 are Category Managers: strategic sourcing experts who work with the SCM teams across the globe to leverage Vodafone Global Scale (>€17bn annual volume) to achieve word-class SCM efficiency and effectiveness, recognized by receiving various and regular awards in the industry.
You could undertake a placement in one of our 4 category purchasing teams (Networks, Information Technology & Enterprise, Commercial & Services or Products & Services) or in our SCM Enablement team who provide and maintain innovative digital tools and operational processes to enable and monitor spend analysis, supplier performance management, contract management and Health & Safety requirements. 


Tomorrow Street 


Tomorrow Street is Vodafone’s global innovation accelerator, created in partnership with Luxembourg’s national incubator Technoport. We host and support the next generation of strategic suppliers for Vodafone and its partners, with a special focus on Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity. By leveraging our position at the heart of Vodafone’s international network in Luxembourg, Tomorrow Street is a highly powerful growth engine to propel mature startups to the next level. 

Candidates that undertake placements in Tomorrow Street will work with the passionate team of corporate, entrepreneurial and technical experts that scout for, assess and allocate appropriate start-ups to join the incubator. You will have exposure to some of the most innovative technology suppliers of the future and gain an understanding of how corporate giants can assist start-ups to bring their technologies to every corner of the globe.  

Vodafone Roaming Services (VRS)


VRS ensure over 750 million mobile customers can confidently connect abroad and enjoy voice and data services. We are Vodafone's central wholesale roaming team. We manage the contracts and technical connectivity with more than 650 foreign networks in almost every country of the world. We steer customers to the best available network and monitor their voice and data quality, around the clock. We negotiate roaming rates and traffic volumes with our roaming partners and settle the resulting payments with them.

The placements here will give exposure and offer learning opportunities within Contract Management, Negotiations, Data Analysis and BAU activities within the wholesale team. You will be part of the team that liaise with our global partners to ensure our customers are constantly and effectively connected wherever they are in the world. 


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:

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.