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2022 UK Data Discover Graduate Programme

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  19-Oct-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.


From using drones to deliver medicine to rural communities, to helping bridge the digital gap for school kids across the UK and powering our European network with 100% renewable resources, we don’t just speak about change. We lead with change.

A lot has been promised over the last few years, but we know that progress doesn’t just happen after one grand statement. It comes from what we actually do. And our graduates play a huge role in that.

At Vodafone, we empower you so that your actions can speak even louder than your words. We want all our graduates and placement students to be able to make an impact on our customers, the world, and their careers.

Start date: September 2022
Duration of Programme: 2 years - rotational placement programme
Starting salary: £33,000
Location*: Rotations will be based in both our London Paddington and Newbury Offices.  Flexibility on working location is expected from all graduates for the duration of the programme. 

What you need: 
•    A 2.2 in a chosen degree (achieved or predicted).  We look for graduates with analytical, numeric or data focused degrees e.g. Big Data, Data Science or Analytics, Mathematics, Science or Technology, Physics 
•    Recently graduated – i.e. a bachelors or masters obtained or to be obtained between September 2020 and August 2022.  
•    You must also have the correct right to work documentation in place for the full programme duration. We do not accept the Graduate Route Visa. If you are unsure if you have a suitable visa to work in the UK or your current visa has an expiry date please contact us BEFORE you apply to check.  

Application close date: 31st October, however, we may close early if we’ve received some game changing applications – so make sure you apply early!
What you need to submit: You will only need to upload your CV as part of the application. You do not need to upload a cover letter as it will not be reviewed as part of your application.  
*Remote working options: Vodafone is transforming – in the way we work & how we work. Our offices are now used as a hub for collaboration, co-creation & even concentration spaces. Across most our roles, we expect our employees to be in the office for 2-3 days and work remotely for the remainder e.g.  from the comfort of your own home or from another office location – whatever works best for you. 

Please note that you can only make one application to one of our Discover programmes for 2022. We will only consider your first application. 

What’s in it for you:

•    Experience in the world of Data and Analytics working across three different business functions: Finance, Commercial and Technology whilst partnering with many parts of Vodafone’s business
•    Structured development programme designed to build your data analytics, architecture, engineering, and App developer knowledge
•    Direct exposure to cutting edge automation, analytics and artificial intelligence technology.
•    Mentorship by industry leaders and experts in data analytics, visualization, business process, finance and automation; 
•    A chance to work with the business and create exciting Technology Products and solutions that will help shape our digital future. 
•    Investment in your personal development with cutting-edge training on-the-job and in the virtual classroom; 
•    Having business exposure and accountability from day one;
•    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.

What we’re looking for:

•    A problem solver who is flexible and quick to learn – able to use Vodafone’s data, new techniques and technology to answer questions; 
•    Drive, passion, and innovation to dream up new solutions and push to make them reality;
•    Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, the ability to analyse problems and offer outside of the box solutions; 
•    Able to adapt to different areas and ready to apply your skills to something new;
•    Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
•    Embodying our Spirit behaviours;
•    Demonstrate creativity and adaptability; 
•    Curiosity and passion for technology, how things work and the future of digital;
•    Proficiency in English.

Whatever your degree is or wherever your passion lies, you’ll have the freedom to experience different rotations and projects, so you can discover what you enjoy the most. And if you’re open to learning, pushing boundaries, and making the most of every opportunity, then there’s nothing stopping you from Acting Up, and making the kind of change you’ve always wanted to.
Vodafone is committed to making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process for all candidates considered to have a disability.


If you have any questions or requirements, please let us know at the following address: 

Put your spirit into practice, and Act Up.


The world of Data at Vodafone

As Vodafone continues to evolve, our commitment to innovation has never been greater. Already Europe’s leading mobile telecommunications company, our goal is to pioneer a world of total communications solutions where fixed, mobile, voice and data will all become one.
Data and Analytics is no longer restricted to the depths of company’s basements, amongst the IT geeks and server stacks.  These techniques and technologies are now the backbone of the modern technology company and are essential for any business wishing to remain relevant, gain an edge, and be successful as the world goes digital. Vodafone is at the forefront of the fourth Industrial Revolution and is actively transforming the way it does business. 
We are looking for innovative and problem-solving graduates who can design and build analytics and automation solutions, to join us on this journey. Whether it is utilising the location-centric data of over 500 million global consumers to develop useful and profitable insights; supporting teams on making commercially sound decisions for our customers and us; building chatbots for our business or helping run our Big Data Delivery Platform, you will help us shape the way we work, the way our world moves forward, and how people use tech for the greater good.
 You will not be alone in this endeavour – as part of this bespoke cross functional programme you will have the opportunity to work across three key data functions in our Commercial, Finance or Technology teams supporting projects and workstreams across our global footprint. You will be part of our future talent pipeline and we will invest in you; you will receive structured training to give you transferrable skills you need to build your career as a data professional.

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.