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2022 UK Business Industrial Placement Programme

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  23-Oct-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract

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 and placement students 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.

Job Responsibility

Start date: July 2022 
Programme length: 12 months
Salary: £21,000
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: 
•    To be on track for a 2:2 in any BA/BSc/Integrated Masters degree; 
•    You will need to be in your penultimate year of study; eg: in the third year of a four-year degree
•    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! 
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 Industrial Placement programmes for 2022. We will only consider your first application. 

Business at Vodafone
Trusted by 10 million organisations across the world, Vodafone Business helps all kinds of organisations conduct business around the world and succeed in the fast and ever-changing digital landscape by connecting people, places and things. 
Our technology and ecosystem is a platform to help innovate and our expertise in connectivity, leading IoT platform and global scale help in delivering the results that organisations need to thrive. As a Business Industrial Placement student, you will play a vital role in enabling businesses of all sizes and sectors to connect for a better future – changing the world and improving lives.  
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 business to business operations as well as building your understanding of the digital world; 
•    The chance to learn from industry leading sales professionals; 
•    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:

On this programme, you’ll see a drive to innovate and provide digital solutions that will enable businesses to push boundaries and succeed. You’ll shape our total communication solutions, connecting these businesses to their people, places and things, making them more flexible, mobile and collaborative to act up and make change. For the 12-months duration, the Business stream will give you the opportunity to learn and work beside our leaders & teams across any of our Product, Marketing, HR, IoT, Carriers Services and our Partner Market – to name a few areas.
What we’re looking for:
•    International mind-set and interest in global business; 
•    Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and hunger for development;
•    Customer focused and commercial savviness;
•    Able to quickly build rapports;
•    Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
•    Demonstrate creativity and adaptability; 
•    Embodying our Spirit behaviours; 
•    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 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.