"At Vodafone, if you’ve got the drive to deliver great results, we have the development programmes and opportunities in place for you to fulfil your leadership potential at every stage of your professional journey."

Ronald Schellekens, Group HR Director

Start your career with Vodafone

At Vodafone, we offer exceptional careers to exceptional graduates from top universities around the world. We hire more than 600 graduates per year across our global footprint, and you could be one of them. Our truly multi-national working environment is reflected in us having over 55 nationalities in our graduate population. This helps us create the innovation and variety that multi-cultural teams enjoy.

"At Vodafone, if you’ve got the drive to deliver great results, we have the development programmes and opportunities in place for you to fulfil your leadership potential at every stage of your professional journey.

Our graduate scheme is about experiencing different parts of our business, but it’s also about doing exceptional work. From your first day with us, you will be accountable for delivering great results in a role that has an impact on our customers. We don’t expect you to do everything on your own, your placements will see you working with a global team of exceptional people at an industry leading company that empowers people to shape their world."

Ronald Schellekens

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"What I love about the Discover Graduate Programme is how it really builds on my potential. I helped the launch of 4G in Italy and now I'm working on an app to give customers the best set-up experience with a new phone."

Carlotta (above), a Vodafone employee

Discover - Our Graduate Programme

Vodafone's global Discover graduate programme empowers you to shape your world right from the start of your career.

Joining Vodafone as a Discover graduate means:

  • Working for an industry leading company that spans across different market sectors around the world

  • Having business exposure and accountability from your first day

  • Gaining experience from rotations in different areas of the business

  • Being part of a global community of graduates

Your journey through the Discover programme is built to ensure you have an understanding of the wider business beyond one role. Each function across the programme is designed to provide the necessary training and exposure to empower you to discover the areas in which you're at your best.

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Our world of opportunities

Across 26 countries and spanning 5 continents, we empower everybody to be confidently connected.

Our world of opportunities awaits those of you who have the drive to keep growing.

With such an exhilarating and diverse programme on offer, competition for the few spaces available is tough.

Once you’ve made your choice regarding country and function, apply on line and you will be invited to go through our application process, ending with the offer in your inbox.

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Online testing

Designed to test your problem-solving skills, the tests will tell us whether you’re capable of working with different types of information, thinking through problems from a fresh perspective and are comfortable with complexity and explaining your thinking to others.

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How passionate are you about shaping your world? That’s what we’ll be looking to find out. We’ll also get to know you better and understand what motivates you. It’s also a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions you might have.

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Assessment Centre

Taking place throughout the year, our assessment centres give you the chance to meet us and find out what life at Vodafone is really like. The assessment day will include group exercises, presentation and an interview.

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The offer

You won’t have to wait long to find out whether you’ve been offered a place on the programme. We’ll let you know the news soon after the assessment. We may even let you know on the day itself. If successful, you’ll then receive a formal offer. The next step will be getting ready to shape your world!

What you need to succeed at Vodafone

Deliver Great Results

Vodafone is a fast paced organisation that expects great delivery year after year. As we move into new technologies and markets, this ensures that we remain an industry leading company that helps people shape their world. The programme combines tailored development and on the job training to enable you to deliver results in a “real job” from day one.

Live The Vodafone Way

The Vodafone Way is our culture. It’s how we do things in a new and shared way across Vodafone worldwide to be a more successful organisation and to beat our competition. The Vodafone Way describes the set of values we live by as a company. Values that help us win the trust and admiration of our customers so they become strong advocates of Vodafone.

Drive to keep growing

At Vodafone, you own your own career development. The company provides you with the tools and opportunities to thrive. It starts with your induction, when you are exposed to The Vodafone Way behaviour traits, the company culture and the basics of the telecommunications industry.

Continuous learning at Vodafone is based on the 70-20-10 rule. Research shows that most people acquire 70% of their skills through “on the job” experience, new challenges, project work and meaningful assignments. You will gain 20% of your learning through working with exceptional people, and support from your teams. The final 10% comes from Vodafone’s award winning academies, made up of online tools and development programmes.

Always doing what’s right

Integrity drives our actions. We all know that being an admired company is not just about our performance and achievements; it’s also about acting in an ethical and responsible way. We set out what this means in our code of conduct

Our ambition is to contribute to sustainable living by delivering connectivity and innovative services to our customers.



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Discover is only the start of your journey at Vodafone

Excel and show you have what it takes to become a future leader at Vodafone, you will be one of the top 5-10% of Discover graduates that experience an accelerated 2 year international assignment in one of our markets. Being part of our global Columbus programme will further develop your functional competencies, build your leadership capabilities and grow your global network. We want our leaders to understand our business and our people, and Columbus gives you the opportunity to experience it first-hand.

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