As a large employer of young people we are well placed to support them to develop their skills.
our commitment to provide 100,000 digital work experience opportunities to young people aged 26 and under by 2022 has already been achieved through our digital work experience programmes, apprenticeships, intern and graduate schemes.
Our 2022 goal
Provide 100,000 opportunities for young people to receive a digital learning experience at Vodafone
Digital work experience
大发体育娱乐在线our work experience programmes encompass a number of different initiatives, including one-week placements, job shadowing and insight-into-work days, alongside innovative experiences such as our coding tomorrow programme in turkey and #codelikeagirl, which offers 14 to 18-year-old girls immersive digital training during the school holidays.
Since its launch in 2017, Vodafone’s #Codelikeagirl大发体育娱乐在线 programme has reached over 3,000 girls in 23 markets. The programme, launched in partnership with Code First: Girls, has the mission to tackle the disproportion of girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
Through the programme, we offer girls aged 14–18 an immersive one week digital experience where they learn to code a website. The training the girls receive provides basic knowledge of computer languages and development programs, allowing them to gain skills for the future.
Our internship programmes provide opportunities for undergraduate students to work with us for up to six months while they complete their degree. These opportunities expose students to challenging business-critical activities and projects, enabling them to gain relevant business experience to support their studies. Participants can apply to return to Vodafone once they have graduated and can participate in our Discover graduate programme. During the year, 1,747 young people gained an experience of Vodafone’s digital workplace through our internship programmes around the world.
This year, Vodafone Group piloted its Explore Industrial Placement internship programme with a small group of students currently studying in the UK. The placement year is for students in their third year of studies who need to complete a placement in business as part of their course. The students join a team in Vodafone for the year with the aim of joining the Discover大发体育娱乐在线 graduate programme after graduation. Following the completion of the pilot, we hope to attract 60 students to the placement programme next year.
In Spain, the Vodafone yu New Talent大发体育娱乐在线 internship programme is aimed at students in the final year of their bachelor’s or master’s degree. Participants combine part-time work at Vodafone with their academic studies. Last year, 76 interns participated in the programme.
we continue to expand our vocational training and apprenticeships across our business. these programmes enable young people who have chosen not to go to university to join vodafone in permanent roles while being supported through continuous learning in order to gain a formal qualification in their chosen fields.
during 2019, 400 young people joined one of our apprenticeship schemes. we offer opportunities at the heart of our operations with our technology and customer care divisions.
Our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Our approach is contributing to SDGs:
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunuties for all.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
(our primary focus)
promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Learn more about inclusion for all
Challenging the ‘mobile gender gap’ of approximately 200 million women deprived of the benefits of mobile ownership.
Vodafone is committed to doing our part to support digital learning and digital skills for youth.
We seek to be a company whose global workforce reflects the customers we serve and the broader societies within which we operate.