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2021 UK HR Discover Graduate Programme

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted: 
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.  



HR 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 an HR related degree 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: 28th September, 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. 


HR at Vodafone 


At Vodafone, we don't just produce innovative products, we develop amazing people too. We're a brand that loves change - if it's not happening naturally then we're creating it ourselves. It's in our DNA to excel, to create a better future, to never rest and find new ways that help people communicate. We are driven to invest in people. We are committed to helping our people perform at their best and achieve their full potential. Our HR functions enable the organization to maximize the contribution of people to the delivery of our goals. 



What’s in it for you; 


  • Sponsorship and support to study for your CIPD level 5 qualification  
  • Investment in your personal 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: 


Projects you could find yourself working on include developing a new Onboarding app in Learning and Development or getting involved with launching an exciting Talent Programme in a Talent Management placement. If Diversity and Inclusion is your passion you might help drive Vodafone to be the best place to work for women or you may be focused on attracting high calibre employees in a Resourcing placement. The graduate programme could give you the opportunity to Business Partner an area of Vodafone or you could develop your consulting skills in an Employee Relations placement. Each placement will be different to give you a wide range of experience and skills across the HR function.   



What we’re looking for: 


  • A passion for working with people and an understanding of how getting this right relates to business success; 
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and reports; 
  • 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.