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Join our Technology Discover Graduate Programme

We are looking for innovation leaders, those who embrace new technologies and are continuously learning.


Location: London & Newbury

What you will be doing

Our Technology programme has four sub streams which graduates can choose one from and will be asked to state, as a preference, during the application process. The programme is typically, 2 x 6-month rotations and 1 x one-year placement across within the sub streams mentioned below.

Graduates can expect to do various defined rotational placements across our technology business, all related to your chosen sub stream below and helping you gain the capability and experience to kick start your tech career. These sub streams are:

  • Software Engineering You will be undertaking related placements 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.
  • Network Engineering You could be undertaking placements 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.
  • Security 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.
  • Big Data, Insights & Analytics You will have the opportunity to undertake placements in various 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.

What you will have

To join our Discover Technology, graduate programme, we are looking for innovation leaders, those who embrace new technologies and are continuously learning, someone who is curious to the world of opportunity on offer. Vodafone is a place where you can bring your whole self to work as you kick start your career.

To join this programme you will need a 2.1 (or equivalent) in a technology related degree to be eligible for this programme.

As part of your application, you will be required to answer additional pre-screening questions to fully complete your application, so please look out for the follow up email.

  • You are creative, adaptable and resilient
  • You are intellectually curious, with a hunger for development
  • You have a passion and aptitude for technology, how things work and the future of digital
  • You have recently graduated (within one year) with a specific type of degree dependant on programme stream
  • You have a strong academic performance

Company benefits: Investment into your personal development • Business exposure • Global community of graduates • Benefits package

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Vodafone

We strive every day to make a difference to the world through connecting people and our working environment reflects this.

Our company

Here at Vodafone, we do amazing things to empower everybody to be confidently connected. We provide the largest span of 4G out there - we even put it on the moon!

We help with the everyday from making farmers lives easier with mobile money payments or streaming music into a car through the internet of things. As you can imagine, this means that we have a pretty vibrant and diverse mix of skills and people that makes us a great place to work.

Did you know, we have been recognised in The Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to work for and The Times Top 50 Employers for Women in 2018? We’ve also been recognised by the Financial Times as having Ethnic Minority role models in 2018.

Our culture

People are what make Vodafone tick and as a graduate you have a unique opportunity to make a real mark on the culture and diversity within the company. We strive every day to make a difference to the world through connecting people and our working environment reflects this.

If you are the sort of person who wants to accelerate their career with a company that will reward your hard work and innovation then look no further than Vodafone. The opportunities for top performing graduates are endless, both internationally and here in the UK. If you want to be at the cutting edge of innovation then bring your enquiring mind to Vodafone.

Our graduates

We hire approx. 150 graduates in the UK per year, so that is a huge cohort of like minded people joining all at the same time. Our graduates tell us that the transition from University to work is made easier at Vodafone because of this.

You are likely to make lifelong friends and have the opportunity to work and innovate together as you grow through the company together. Our graduates get so much exposure across the business and to senior leaders that you cannot fail to understand the vision and the inner workings of the company very quickly.

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