Youth Connect was created to socially connect Vodafone’s young talent across different countries. We started off with networking sessions, but soon realised how much this initiative could achieve by expanding its scope to enable career development for our Graduates, Interns and Apprentices around the world.
As Network Chair, my stakeholder management skills really came to the forefront here, bringing in partnership from our global HR team and CEO Nick Read to take Youth Connect to the next level.
Youth Connect is the bridge for me from my local work at Vodafone Germany to the big Vodafone universe globally. It’s where I gain perspective and realise how diverse we are, even though we’re all working for the same company. We have a company culture, but even within that, cultural differences between each country play a role in how we interact and work with each other. I find that fascinating!
We’re bringing a truly unified ‘youth’ voice to the table with Youth Connect. We’ve achieved a lot so far and we’ve got big plans going forward, all made possible by a wonderful committee of 33 engaged and competent Graduates, Apprentices and Interns. It really is a beautiful example of Vodafone’s spirit of ‘getting it done together’.”
Now let’s hear from some of Youth Connect’s market leads.