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2021 UK Business Discover Graduate Programme

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
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Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

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 we’re 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 grads 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. 




Business Discover Graduate Programme



Start date: September 2021
Duration of Programme: 2 years - rotational placement programme
Starting salary: £30,000
Location: All roles are based within the UK. The majority of rotations will be based in our Newbury campus with others across London but flexibility is required between both for the duration of the programme
What you need: A 2.2 in any degree, although a related degree in Business Management, International business, Economics, Business analytics, Marketing & Sales or modules is a bonus. Recently graduated (bachelors or masters obtained or to be obtained between September 2019 and August 2021).  You must also have the correct right to work documentation in place for the full programme duration. We do not offer visa sponsorship. 
Application close date: 31st October, however, we may close earlier if we have enough game changing applications, so apply early. You will need to upload your CV. You do not need to upload a cover letter, it will not be reviewed as part of your application.

Please note that you can only make one application to one of our Discover programmes for 2021. We will only consider your first application. 


Business at Vodafone

The world is changing at a rapid pace, technology is advancing faster than ever before and in order to succeed businesses of all sizes need to adapt to the changing digital landscape around them. 

Our UK and Group Business functions are focused on doing just that. By connecting people, places and things, Vodafone Business helps organisations succeed in a digital world. With our expertise in connectivity, our leading IoT platform and our global scale, we can deliver the results organisations need to progress and thrive. By joining the Business Discover Graduate Programme you could play a part in helping businesses of all sizes and sectors to connect for a better future. 




What’s in it for you:

•    Investment in your digital, sales & professional development; with cutting-edge training on-the-job and in the virtual classroom;
•    Mentors and additional support from global leaders;
•    Having business exposure and accountability from day one;
•    Learning from industry experts that facilitate a focused professional development to enable you to take your career forwards;
•    Being part of a global community of graduates;
•    Flexible working and fast paced environment;
•    A focus on innovation and doing things differently;
•    High and demanding expectations which will test your capability and limits.
•    Being part of a global community of graduates.



What to expect:

During this programme, you will be working across teams that aim to connect people, places and things and deliver digital solutions to allow businesses to succeed. You can expect to see a focus on innovation and doing things differently. The business stream will give you the opportunity to learn and work beside our leaders & teams across Product, Marketing, HR, Commercial, Transformation & Strategy, Digital and Sales to name a few areas. The programme lasts for 2 years with rotations that vary in length dependant on the area of the business you’ll be working in.  You will have the opportunity to work in our different functions to give you a rounded view of businesses and give a strong foundation to launch your career. 




What we’re looking for:

•    International mind-set and interest in global business;
•    Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and hunger for development;
•    Customer focused and commercial savviness;
•    Able to quickly build rapports;
•    Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and hunger for development;
•    Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
•    Demonstrate creativity and adaptability; 
•    Curiosity and passion for technology, how things work and the future of digital;
•    Proficient in English.



Whatever your talents, passion or degree, you’ll have the freedom to explore different rotations and be exposed to various experiences that will help you discover what is right for you.


Knowing your path isn’t key, but knowing you want to learn and make a difference is. At Vodafone, we stay a work in progress. It’s how we keep rising. We ask the difficult questions and search deep for new ways forward. That’s why we need the most fearless grads who aren’t scared to change what we do and break boundaries.


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:


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.