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Vodafone Extending Graduate Scheme To Offer 400 New Jobs

24 May 2013

Vodafone Extending Graduate Scheme To Offer 400 New Jobs

Vodafone has injected new life into its graduate scheme by offering an extra 400 places on its programme over the course of the next five years.

The revamped graduate programme at the communications company will also see the length of the scheme doubled from one year to two as Vodafone seeks to take on more university leavers than the 50 it has recruited annually in recent times.

Graduates will receive an all round overview of the business in the first ten months of the programme before completing their first year with a two month stint in a Vodafone retail store. They will then complete a full twelve month placement in the second year of the programme, finishing the graduate course with a wealth of new skills and experience.

Speaking of the benefits that graduates can bring to a big company like Vodafone, Chief Executive Officer, Guy Laurence, said: “Our graduates bring fresh thinking and energy into our business. I always spend time with them as their ideas are interesting and we can learn as much from them as they do from us.”

Vince Cable, the government’s business secretary, praised the efforts of Vodafone’s graduate job scheme, saying that such programmes helped young people get a foot on the ladder in their graduate careers.

“They show the value of investing in young people who want to train and gain experience in a successful British business,” said Mr Cable.

Over the last few years, around 9 in 10 of the students that have joined the graduate programme are still employed by Vodafone.

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