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2022 UK Finance Discover Graduate Programme

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  20-Sep-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: We offer a generous starting salary and annual bonus  
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 your chosen degree (achieved or predicted). We look for graduates with analytical, numeric or data focused degrees e.g. Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Data or Science.
•    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 following a blended approach to working with a 60-40 split, the majority being at home. We encourage our employees to find a way of working that suits them and works best for the team.

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

Finance at Vodafone

At Vodafone, Finance is not just about the numbers!
 Our Finance teams help us become stronger and more efficient in our operations. They partner with the business to provide advice, analytics and insights needed to make commercial decisions that help us to achieve our aims of connecting places, people and things as well as protecting our value. 
Whatever you excel at, whether it be projects, data analysis, storytelling, forging partnerships or  critical thinking – we’ve got the role for you.

What’s in it for you:

•    Fully-funded sponsorship and support for you to study for your CIMA 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;
•    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;
•    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:

Numbers tell a story too and, on the Finance programme you will be the storyteller who enables our people to make the best commercial decisions. Using your natural analytical abilities that give valuable insights, you will support functions across the business, senior leaders and key stakeholders leveraging on your financial expertise and strategic mindset. 
The Discover Finance Programme will provide you with a breadth of experience in a wide range of  roles, allowing you to explore the world of Finance  and find the areas you enjoy and excel in, whilst developing transferable skills.  
You could find yourself partnering with the business or using technology to deliver financial value working in teams across our Group and local entities such as Data & Analytics, Commercial and Technology Finance , Vodafone Business Finance , Regional Finance,  Internal Audit, Treasury, Financial Planning and Analysis, Tax,  Mergers & Acquisition as well as Finance Operations and Controls.  Whichever team you join, you’ll have a seat at the table and the ability to shape the future direction of Vodafone.

What we’re looking for:

•    Analytical mind-set, comfortable with numbers and a strong attention to detail;
•    Ability to demonstrate a real passion for analysis and all things finance related;
•    Commercially savvy; 
•    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;
•    Embodying our Spirit behaviours;
•    Proficiency in English.

There are 2 sub-streams on this programme for you to choose from, and we’ll ask for your preference when you apply. The two programmes differ primarily in duration and location. Descriptions of each can be found below, please choose what is right for you.

1.    Vodafone UK Finance – Newbury-based, 3-year programme

This is a 3-year programme supporting the UK entity. It will enable you to study for and complete your fully-funded CIMA qualification through a Level 7 apprenticeship. Working across three, one year-long placements, you will gain experience in teams across Finance that will complement your learning and bring it to life. All roles will be based in our Newbury HQ campus for the duration of the programme, though please note that during COVID-19 employees will be working remotely.


2.    Vodafone Group Finance – London or Newbury-based, 2-year programme

This is a 2-year programme based within our Vodafone Group entity. You will have the opportunity to study towards your fully-funded CIMA qualification whilst working in a range of Group functions supporting teams across our global footprint. Across the 2 year programme you will have two 6-month placements and a final year-long placement designed to help you gain experience in a range of teams that complement your learning and bring it to life. The roles will be based in both our Newbury and London Paddington campus, as such Graduates are expected to be flexible and able to work in both locations. 
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.


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.