Technology Discover Graduate Programme

Reference
VAC-29340
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Graduate
Location
Newbury or London
Salary
£33,000 plus a 5% annual bonus
Expiry Date
31/10/2021
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.

Job Description

Technology Graduate Programme

Start date: September 2022
Duration of Programme: 2 years - rotational placement programme
Starting salary: We offer a generous starting salary and annual bonus
Location*: The majority of our roles are based in our vibrant Newbury campus, with a few in our London Paddington campus. 

What you need: 
•    A 2.2 in your chosen degree (achieved or predicted) – but some sub-streams have specific requests, so please read carefully 
•    Recently graduated – i.e. a bachelors or masters obtained or to be obtained between September 2020 and August 2022. 
•    You must also have the correct right to work documentation in place for the full programme duration. We do not accept the Graduate Route Visa. 
Application close date: 31st October, however, we may close early if we’ve received some game changing applications – so make sure you 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 Discover programmes for 2022. We will only consider your first application. 

Tech at Vodafone
Technology, when used in the right way, makes the world a better, a more connected place. Our products and services impact the lives of millions around the world, and they've helped us become who we are today—a global technology communications leader.
 As we transition from a Telecom to a Technology Communications Company, it’s a great chance for you to join us, break new ground and explore and learn the endless possibilities in the ever-changing world of tech. We want to connect today and lead the way tomorrow. We innovate with heart and we give you the freedom, space and tools to contribute to this digital future. With technology driving 5G, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, there’s plenty to get involved with, and we are looking for ambitious, innovative and driven Graduates with a passion for all things Tech to push Vodafone forward. 

What’s in it for you:
•    Working with Business and Consumer customers to create exciting Technology Products and solutions that will help shape our digital future; 
•    Investment in your personal development with cutting-edge training on-the-job and in the virtual classroom; 
•    Mentors and additional support from global leaders;
•    Having business exposure and accountability from day one;
•    Learning from industry experts that facilitate a focused professional development to enable you to take your career forwards;
•    Being part of a global community of graduates;
•    Flexible working and fast paced environment;
•    A focus on innovation and doing things differently;
•    High and demanding expectations which will test your capability and limits.

What to expect:
Each journey in technology can look different, depending on the path you choose but all our streams offer a structured development programme that will stretch and challenge you, as well as build your technical expertise. There are 4 sub-streams to the programme for you to choose from, and we’ll ask for your preference. Each sub-stream or technical discipline is designed to allow you to gain an in-depth exposure of tech in that field and its impact on our customers. You get to choose the one that’s best for you! 

1.    Software Engineering
Did you know that over the last three years Vodafone has been building a world class software engineering capability, driven by some of the best industry minds? Vodafone sees Software Engineering as the art and discipline of delivering great quality software into services that delight our customers. Software Engineering is an every-growing area in Vodafone, and one that is critical to driving us forward from building our own unique customer experiences, buying quality solutions and inventing the future of communications. Our engineering teams are empowered to focus not just on what we deliver, but how we deliver world class software that we can all be proud of. 
As part of this sub-stream, you can expect to be gaining skills through placements in areas ranging from the Internet of Things, Cloud and Automation to Digital Architecture. Here, learning is focused on disciplines such as cloud solutions, networks, Digital customer experiences, portfolios as well as DevOps, CI/CD toolchains, new software lifecycles and agile methodologies. 
Requirements: Graduates must have a technology related degree to be eligible for these sub streams. This could include degrees in, but not limited to, electrical engineering, computer science, telecommunications, mathematics, data analytics, software development, network engineering, AI/robotics, big data, security or information technology.  

2.    Network Engineering
We’re continually building and enhancing our best ever network that connects millions of people and businesses across the country. As part of this sub-stream, you could be a part of the team that makes the magic happen, bringing gigafast speed and innovation to our customers. 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!
Within this sub-stream, you could find yourself learning in placements 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. 
We have no room for clichés in Networks. Our culture is open for everyone and encourages our people to bring their own approach to maintaining and developing our network. 
Requirements: Graduates must have a technology related degree to be eligible for these sub streams. This could include degrees in, but not limited to, electrical engineering, computer science, telecommunications, mathematics, data analytics, software development, network engineering, AI/robotics, big data, security or information technology. 


3.    Security
As technology advances, we know that security – for businesses and for consumers – becomes paramount. We need to keep one step ahead of ever-growing cyber threats and our world class technology security team leads the way with just that. At Vodafone, we have a strong, international team of security professionals, ethical hackers, cyber-defence experts and architects working hard to maintain our existing services and designing security into new products as they come off the drawing board. To keep up to date with new threats and new technologies, we also need new minds to expand our expertise into the future. 
In a highly regulated environment, you will learn the importance of creating high quality solutions that can work across international boundaries and remain safe and operational in the face of increasingly complex threats. These practical skills will prepare you for potential placements covering Cyber Defence, Security Consultancy and Engineering, Ethical Hacking, Incident Management support, Vulnerability Management as well as Security Architecture. Join us to help protect the future of Vodafone’s people, technology and customers!
Requirements: Graduates must have a technology related degree to be eligible for these sub streams. This could include degrees in, but not limited to, electrical engineering, computer science, telecommunications, mathematics, data analytics, software development, network engineering, AI/robotics, big data, security or information technology. 

4.    Big Data, Insights & Analytics 
The way our customers use data is as varied as it is complex. So, everything we do to drive Big Data and analytics forward at Vodafone is summed up in our philosophy: think big, start small, scale fast. There are so many possibilities for change and growth; thousands of ways to deliver experiences that are as unique as each of our customers. 
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. You will get to be a part of the Data Revolution! From apps to chatbots, Artificial Intelligence to Internet of Things, being a part of this sub-stream gives you a chance to explore, experiment and expand on what’s possible. 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 might find yourself placed in teams including, but not limited to, Big Data Science, Big Data Delivery, Big Data Architecture, Business Intelligence, Technology Shared Services and the Internet of things.
Requirements: Graduates must have a technology related degree to be eligible for these sub streams. This could include degrees in, but not limited to, electrical engineering, computer science, telecommunications, mathematics, data analytics, software development, network engineering, AI/robotics, big data, security or information technology. 


What we’re looking for:
•    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 something new;
•    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 digital;
•    Proficiency in English.


Whatever your degree is or wherever your passion lies, you’ll have the freedom to experience different rotations and 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: youth.recruitment@vodafone.com. 
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.