We dream big, innovate with heart, and empower people through technology.
Whether we re helping scientists fight a pandemic or enabling people to liv
more sustainably, we turn ideas into reality and our ambitions into action.
It s this spirit that drives our grads to make real progress; in the world
around them and in their careers.
Here you ll be inspired to own your journey, whether you ll be learnin
from brilliant mistakes or growing from projects that make a real impact. At
Vodafone we don t just hope for change, we make it happen.
Technology Industrial Placement Programme
Start date: July 2021
Programme length: 12 months
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: On track for a 2:2 in a STEM BA/BSc/Integrated Masters degree.
You will also need to be in your penultimate year of study. 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.
As Vodafone transitions from a Telecom to a Technology Company, there has never
been a more exciting time to join our team! We are looking for curious,
innovative and driven individuals who are ready to dive straight in and become
experts in their field. With technology driving 5G, Robotics, Artificial
Intelligence and Data Analytics, there s plenty to get involved with.
On our Technology Industrial Placement Programme, we are looking for
innovators. Those who embrace new technologies and are continuously learning,
and someone who is curious to explore all personal development opportunities
they can. Someone who wants to have a real impact on an organisation during
their time with them. Vodafone is a place where you can bring your whole self
to work as you kick-start your career.
What s in it for you;
* The opportunity to work to deliver world-leading technology to empower
both Enterprise and Consumer customers around the world to build our
* 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
* Real exposure to technology and the ability to immerse yourself in the
challenging technical projects
* 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.
Our Technology programme has four sub streams, and you have the opportunity to
influence the area you work in by selecting preferences during the application
process. We will do our best to match you to the most appropriate role to your
skills, capabilities and career aspirations. Choose what is right for you.
Vodafone sees Software Engineering as the art and discipline of delivering
great quality software into services that delight our customers. As we move
more towards becoming a software company right across our network and end-to-
end services, software engineering is becoming a critical skill in driving us
forwards, whether we are buying in quality solutions, building our own unique
customer experiences or inventing the future of communications.
You could be undertaking a related placement and learning skills in various
teams such as Digital consumer products, Internet of Things, Cloud and
Automation. Learning will be focused on disciplines such as cloud solutions,
networks, Digital customer experiences as well as DevOps, CI/CD toolchains, new
software lifecycles and agile methodologies.
Helping us deliver our world leading global network within teams at the cutting
edge of network health, adapting & evolving to changes with new technologies,
and providing our global customers the very best digital experience. You could
be helping to lead the engineering and delivery of voice & data services,
coming up with new network solutions and commercial products like TV, or
helping constantly monitor the entire network, from mobile to fixed, TV, and
even the thousands of miles of deep sea cable to detect any issues. The next
few years at Vodafone are predicted to be even more thrilling than ever before,
as networks become virtualized, predictive, self-adapting, and ever more
intelligent. So if you re blown away by the technology keeping networks
connected across different countries 24/7 that enable people and business to
change the world then the network engineering stream is for you!
You could be undertaking a placement in various teams including, but not
limited to network operations (fixed, mobile & TV), radio & transmission,
technology strategy and architecture, I.T operations, cloud & virtualisation
while obtaining core learning in the area of network engineering.
Big Data, Insights & Analytics
With the agility of a start-up and the resources of a global corporate, you
will have the opportunity to be part of and drive the amazing data revolution.
Working across various teams focused on Big Data, BI, AI & Robotics, to name a
few, using predictive, prescriptive and cognitive analysis to reveal and create
the impossible through insight and design. Whether its utilising the location-
centric data of over 500 million global consumers to develop useful and
profitable insights for Vodafone, supporting teams on the future conception and
build of chatbots for our business or helping run our Big Data Delivery
Platform, you will help grow Vodafone and shape our analytics future.
You could undertake a placement in various teams including, but not limited to,
big data science, big data delivery, business intelligence, technology shared
services AI & robotics and the Internet of things.
You will be working in agile teams to oversee and deliver a wide variety of
projects. Our project managers are not only technically savvy but they also
have strong interpersonal skills to ensure that projects are progressed in the
way they should be.
This is probably the most varied sub-streams in terms of the breadth of
experience you will gain. We need technically focussed students in this area
but you do not need to have deep technical knowledge to apply. The projects you
could be working on may be broad ranging and vary in size, giving you exposure
to the principles of project management and how a project environment operates.
* Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, the ability to analyse problems and
offer outside of the box solutions;
* Able to adapt to different areas and ready to apply your skills to
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
* Embodying our SPIRIT behaviours;
* Demonstrate creativity and adaptability;
* Curiosity and passion for technology, how things work and the future of
* Proficient in English.
Whatever your talents, passion or degree, you ll have the freedom to explor
different rotations and be exposed to various experiences that will help you
discover what is right for you.
Knowing your path isn t key, but knowing you want to learn and make a
difference is. At Vodafone, we stay a work in progress. It s how we keep
rising. We ask the difficult questions and search deep for new ways forward.
That s why we need the most fearless grads who aren t scared to change
we do and break boundaries.
Vodafone is committed to making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment
process for all candidates considered to have a disability. If you have any
questions, please let us know at the following address:
Put your spirit into practice, and Act Up.
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