About the Programme
What are the general requirements for the Graduate Programme?
To be eligible for the programme:
- You need to have achieved, or be on track to achieve, a 2.2 (or equivalent) in your chosen degree. For our Technology programmes, we require a degree in a STEM subject.
- You need to have the correct work permit in place at the time of the application to work in the UK for the duration of the programme. This includes residing physically in the UK for the duration of your time at Vodafone. We are not able to sponsor visas for the Programme and we are unable to accept the Graduate Route Visa at this time. If you are unsure if you have a suitable visa to work in the UK or your current visa has an expiry date, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org to check before you apply.
- You also need to be flexible to work across the UK for the duration of the two-year programme. You can find more information on the location question below (question 5).
How long is the Graduate Programme?
Our Graduate Programme is typically a two-year long opportunity to experience life at one of the world’s most innovative technology companies. Some streams may vary in duration for example our Business Sales programme (18 - 24 months) and Finance (3 years) so make sure you check the details of your preferred stream before applying.
What's the salary on the Graduate Programme?
For Technology & Digital, it's £35,000 annually and for all other programmes, it's £32,000 annually. Sales Graduates can earn commission once they manage their own accounts (typically after 12 months).
After the Graduate Programme, what is in store for me?
The skills and experience you gain during the programme will enable you to apply for a post-programme role from our vacancies. We encourage you to look across the organisation for a role that plays to your strengths and continues to provide development. This could be another business function from our two year programme.
We fully support you through the process and find that the internally, teams are always keen to have a former Discover Graduate join their team. We have great retention of our Graduates and you will find alumni throughout the organisation in technical expert and leadership roles.
Where would I be located?
Our most common sites are Newbury and London (Southwark), with roles aligned to existing team locations and working patterns. You may need to move location for a placement i.e. between our Newbury and London hubs and we therefore ask for flexibility. More detail is shared in each of the role descriptions.
Does Vodafone allow remote working?
Vodafone operates a blended approach to work. Our offices are used as a hub for collaboration, networking, co-creation and even concentration spaces. Across most roles, we expect our employees to be in the office for 2 days a week 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.
Anything different will be noted in the role description.
When will the Graduate Programme start?
The Vodafone Graduate Programme will start in September 2024.
How can I apply?
To be considered for the Graduate Programme at Vodafone you will need to apply through our careers website. Visit: https://careers.vodafone.co.uk/graduate-programme for details and to apply for our current opportunities.