As well as working in Ireland's Vodafone headquarters, graduates get to work alongside some of the best talents in Ireland. Graduates can choose the path of commercial or technical which is ideal for students who are studying everything from business to engineering. Last week we took a trip to the Vodafone headquarters in Leopardstown, Dublin and had a chat with some former and current members of the Vodafone Graduate Programme. Here's everything you need to know about the Vodafone Graduate Programme.
What is the Vodafone Graduate Programme?
Based on a rotation placement scheme, graduates can choose either a commercial or technical role for their graduate programme. The role, depending on your choice of commercial or technical, will vary from web developer to brand communications and allows graduates to develop their skills in the workforce.
What's the Rotation Placement?
Graduates don't cover just one area of the business. Thanks to the rotation placement graduates move into three or two different areas of the business every six months to give them a full 360 of what's happening at Vodafone headquarters.
Vodafone's technical stream offers three six month rotations across their technical business units, whereas the commercial stream is designed to give graduates two nine-month rotations where you will experience what it is like to work in two commercial areas across the business. .This allows graduates to grow and broaden their skills.
How Do I Apply For The Vodafone Graduate Programme?
When you apply for the Vodafone Graduate Programme you will be asked to fill out an application form. This allows us to get to know you and your background of experience. Here you will be asked to attach your CV.
Next step is psychometric testing which allows Vodafone to see if you are the right match for the Vodafone culture. Vodafone advises using www.shl.com to practice your numerical, verbal and logical skills for the psychometric tests.
Successful candidates of the psychometric test will then be asked to take a video interview. The last round is the assessment centre, where you will be invited to Vodafone's head office for an experience day that includes an interview and teamwork exercises.
Where Will I Be Working?
If your application is successful you will be working in Vodafone's head office in Leopardstown.
What Positions Are Available Within The Vodafone Graduate Programme?
Whether you're tech savvy or interested in brand management, there is something for everyone and you won't just be working 9 to 5. Here are some of the roles and projects that graduates are currently working on:
- Web Development
- Brand and Communications
- Digital Design
- Charity Partnerships
- Data analytics
- Cloud and Hosting Services
- Learning and Development
- Corporate Security
- Cost Transformation Analysis
- Supply Chain Management
Can International Students Apply?
Yes! Make sure you include your qualifications on your CV before you upload it and that your qualifications are equivalent to a 2:1 in an undergraduate degree or a merit in a postgraduate qualification.
What Are The Perks Of Working With Vodafone?
One of the exciting aspects of working with Vodafone Ireland is working in their state of the art offices. Not only are the offices visually stimulating, you will receive a salary, a free membership to an onsite gym, 21 days holidays and a day off for your birthday. Not to mention a laptop, phone, health insurance, pension, commuter discount tickets and a performance-based bonus.
Can I Apply To Work With Vodafone During Or After The Graduate Programme?
Although there is potential for a permanent contract after the programme, graduates must complete their 18 months on the graduate programme before applying for a role within Vodafone.
To apply for the Vodafone Graduate Programme click here and to learn more about what it's like working for Vodafone watch three former graduates discuss their work life at Vodafone below: