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2021 UK Commercial 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.  

 

Commercial 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.

 

In joining the Commercial team here at Vodafone you will support our people in strengthening our position as an admired company in the eyes of our customers, shareholders and employees! The team is broad; you could be working within Brand, Marketing, Consumer Services, Terminals, M-Pesa or Customer Experience Operations. What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you?

 

What’s in it for you;                 
•    Opportunity to gain exposure to all the inner workings of our commercial teams. Helping you build a strong understanding of what impact they can have on business success. 
•    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.

 

These are just a few of the areas you could find yourself working in:
•    Marketing and Brand - Ensuring our marketing and brand strategy is fit for purpose and has our customer at the centre is key.  Specific areas you can work on include Customer Value Management (CVM), Brand campaigns, Segments or Digital Marketing.
•    Customer Experience and Operations - You’ll become involved in every aspect of our multi-channel customer experience, from retail stores to our Vodafone app and website, ensuring that we deliver the best user experience to our customers.
•    Products and Services - The P&S team is responsible for developing numerous products for our consumers, from negotiating the latest handsets, to new and exciting products from our Consumer IOT portfolio.
•    Other teams: Partner Markets, M-Pesa, Strategy and Innovation, Customer Experience Excellence, Unified Communications and others!

 

What we’re looking for:
•    Passion for delivering brilliant customer service and commercial savviness
•    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.