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2021 UK Business Industrial Placement Programme

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
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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 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 Industrial Placement Programme


Start date: July 2021
Programme length: 12 months
Location: All roles are based within the UK. The majority of rotations will be based in our vibrant Newbury or London Paddington campus’
What you need: On track for a 2:2 in any BA/BSc/Integrated Masters degree. You will also need to be in your penultimate year of study. You must have the right to work in the UK for the full year.
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.

 

The Business Industrial Placement 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. 


     
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          
•    Opportunity to gain exposure to the exciting world of B2B sales as well as building your understanding of the digital world
•    The chance to learn from industry leading sales professionals and to explore whether a career path in sales is your calling. 
•    Having business exposure and accountability from day one
•    Being part of a large community of placement students
•    The opportunity to be fast tracked onto one of our graduate programmes
•    Investment in your personal development with forward thinking digital learning opportunities
•    Learning from industry experts that facilitate a focused professional development to enable you to take your career forwards;
•    Flexible working and fast paced environment;
•    A focus on innovation and doing things differently.

 

What to expect
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.
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 in a variety of different roles.

 

What we’re looking for:
•    International mind-set and interest in global business
•    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: 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.