As a large employer of young people we are well placed to support them to develop their skills.
Our 2022 goal
Provide 100,000 opportunities for young people to receive a digital learning experience at Vodafone
We have provided a total of 168,899 digital learning experiences since April 2018, with over 113,322 in FY20
Digital work experience
Since its launch in 2017, Vodafone’s #Codelikeagirl 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.
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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 graduate programme after graduation. Following the completion of the pilot, we hope to attract 60 students to the placement programme next year.
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大发体育娱乐在线in the uk, we offer advanced, higher and degree apprenticeships to students aged over 16. these include a wide variety of apprenticeships across our business. for example, customer service and operations apprentices join to support our customer-facing activities. technology apprentices are given the opportunity to work in areas such as cybersecurity and network engineering.
apprenticeships are a good alternative for high school students who do not want to pursue an academic education before starting work. vodafone germany offers apprenticeships in three areas: consumer retail, customer care and technology. all our apprenticeships last between 2.5 and 3.5 years, during which time participants combine part-time work at vodafone with their studies at vocational schools. since 2013, vodafone germany has hired between 90 and 105 apprentices every year.
Our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Our approach is contributing to SDGs:
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.