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Discover what you can achieve in two years

The UK Discover Graduate Programme is a fantastic and unique opportunity to experience life at one of the world’s most innovative and successful companies. During your two years with us you’ll work on real business projects, with real responsibility from the start. You’ll get to know all about us, how we work and what we stand for.

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    Ignite

    We challenge ourselves every day to be the very best we can be. You will be amazed at what we can achieve together.

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    Innovate

    Innovation is in our DNA – from sending the first ever text message to developing heat-resistant tablets for fire services across the UK to use in extreme environments.

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    Evolve

    Giving Something Back to our communities is at the core of our strategy. And it’s your chance to broaden your perspective and skills, as you spend three paid days working at a charity that means something to you.

The Discover Graduate Programme Streams

  • Customer Experience

    Want to wow our customers? Join our customer experience teams and help make every interaction with Vodafone something customers want to shout about – for the right reasons.

  • Sales & Business Development

    Put your people and business skills to the test in our Sales and Business Development programme – the perfect fit for natural entrepreneurs.

  • Retail Management

    Can you think on your feet and deftly switch from diplomat to sales guru? Our customers are at the heart of what we do – and you’ll gain invaluable, first-hand experience as you help them in-store or in our contact centres.

  • Technology

    Studied a STEM subject, or just love all things tech? Find out first-hand how IT, networks, service operations and security play a key role in keeping our business running – and learn how we use it to connect with customers in meaningful ways.

  • Commercial Marketing

    Are you curious about what makes our customers tick? You’ll learn key marketing skills, using insight analysis and bags of creativity to bring the next generation of products and services to life for our customers.

  • Human Resources

    Human Resources deal with the living, breathing heartbeat of Vodafone – our people. You’ll get involved with everything from helping the company find the people and partners who can really make a difference to corporate social responsibility.

  • Finance & Analytics

    Do you count your blessings for your talent with numbers? Put your knowledge into practice and gain a deep understanding of our operational and commercial accounting.

Life at Vodafone

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Where you could work

Vodafone has a national presence, with a range of hubs and fantastic opportunities in various parts the UK.

To give our graduates an experience that’s both fully-fledged and dynamic, you could find yourself placed at any of our sites.

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1. Customer Experience

  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
  • Newbury
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Newark

2. Sales

  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
  • Newbury
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Newark
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3. Retail Management

  • UK wide

4. Commercial Marketing

  • Newbury

5. Technology

  • Bracknell
  • Newbury

6. Human Resources

  • Newbury

7. Finance & Analytics

  • Newbury
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Vodafone Group Discover Graduate Programme

Don’t forget we have a global reach outside of Vodafone UK. Vodafone Group, which also operates in the UK, offering its own pathways for graduates hungry for international experience. For more information take a look at the Group Discover Graduate Programme.

Better Ways of Working

Over the past few years we’ve transformed our campuses to create environments that foster collaboration and creativity. We want everyone to work in a smart way that’s right for them, their role, and our business. We offer flexible working practices to make sure our people have a great work-life balance, meaning you’ll be able to work from home and flex your hours when you need to. To learn more, take a look at our video.

Your time on the Graduate Discover Programme

Your first week

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Getting to know each other 

We’re known for our collaborative and supportive working culture, and we want you to feel at home from the start. So when you first arrive, you'll be met by people who can share their personal experiences of our business and our culture - your personal support network during your time at Vodafone.
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Who will be in your support network?

Buddy: An allocated second year graduate buddy will be there to give you first-hand advice over the two years, as well handy tips on all the little things that matter – from the dress code to where you can get a good breakfast.

Mentor: An employee from the business with a wealth of Vodafone experience will be there to provide impartial guidance and support.

Manager: Your manager will look after you on your placements as well as throughout your programme. They’ll manage your day-to-day working experience and personal development.

Business Points of Contact: Senior members of the business from your department will help you to get familiar with your area and its position in the larger organisation, and will set challenging extra-curricular group projects to help develop your core skills.

The Future Talent Team: This team will support you throughout the programme and beyond, and will be in touch regularly.

The graduate population: There’s a real community spirit among our graduates. From flat-sharing and car-pooling to just having a chat, your fellow graduates are a great source of knowledge and support.

“Being a part of a massive graduate community made the transition from university to work so easy, as you are always surrounded by friends going through the same new and exciting experiences.”
Megan Ross, Organisational Development Specialist

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Next steps

Once the introductions are over, your induction will begin. This  will help you really get to know us. You’ll explore the campus, meet key people from across the organisation and start to get immersed in our culture.

How to apply

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Our recruitment process combines innovation and information to enable you to be at your best.

We’ll use interactive questionnaires, video interviews and an assessment centre at our Newbury HQ to get to know you. We will give you plenty of opportunities to get to know us and find out what it's like to be part of the Discover Graduate Programme.

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    Before you apply

    Be sure to tell us that:

    • You’ve achieved – or are on track to achieve – a 2.1 (or equivalent) in your chosen degree
    • You’re eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the full two-year programme
    • You’re prepared to work across the UK for the duration of the two-year programme
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    The offer

    We’ll keep in touch throughout your application process, and two working days after your Assessment Centre we will provide you with feedback on your application. If you’ve been successful you’ll receive an offer letter. After your offer we’ll continue to keep in contact with you through webchats, social media and our summer welcome event.