Vodafone Commercial Graduate Elli feels part of the Vodafone family already after only a few weeks on its Graduate Scheme

Vodafone Commercial Graduate Scheme sees Elli thrive

Vodafone Commercial Graduate Scheme sees Elli thrive

Elli is one of Vodafone’s latest intakes to its two year Commercial Graduate Scheme. Graduates can choose from one of the business’ six core areas – digital, business, technology, commercial, finance and HR. During the programme you will rotate through the different departments within your chosen area of specialism.

Vodafone’s Graduate Scheme was just what Elli was looking for after University

After studying Geography at the University of Glasgow Elli soon realised she didn't want to pursue a career directly related to her degree. 

She said, "I decided to look for a graduate scheme that allowed me to rotate in different business areas and gain some commercial experience – Vodafone fitting that bill perfectly.”

Vodafone's application process makes sure candidates are the right fit

With the scheme being in such high demand, Vodafone has to make sure they take on the right graduates for the business.

Elli commented: “You can expect an initial application form, followed by online tests, a video interview and if successful after those rounds, you are invited to an assessment centre that lasts half a day. I had a morning assessment centre and it consisted of a group exercise, a presentation to an assessor and finally a one to one interview.”

During the group exercise candidates were given some information to read and then discuss as a group. The presentation is a task you do on your own and includes having to answer some pre-set questions on some information you are given.

It was the final task that Elli enjoyed the most. She said: “The final interview was my favourite part of the morning! It was much more like a discussion rather than an interrogation, so just be yourself and answer the questions as honestly as you can!”

Elli's success at the assessment day led to her being offered a place on the scheme

Once she had completed her morning at the assessment centre, Elli was delighted to find out she had gained a place on the scheme in the Brand team. The first placement lasts for six months and she will be working on upcoming global advertising campaigns.

She commented, “The telecoms industry is very fast paced with a lot of change, but despite this, there is a very relaxed and flexible working environment at Vodafone; something I hadn’t experienced during internships at previous employers and even though it’s only my third day in the office, already I have been made to feel part of the Vodafone family.

Vodafone’s Graduate Programme details

As a global tech leader, Vodafone is committed to transforming businesses and millions of lives around the world every day. To keep innovating and staying ahead of its competitors, Vodafone’s two year Graduate Programme looks for people that want to make a mark and influence where the business is heading in the future. Vodafone is currently accepting applications for its 2019 Graduate Programme so apply now fo your chance to join the Vodafone Family.

Join Vodafone – the tech industry’s original game changers

If you are a graduate looking for experience in a global technology company, or an experienced professional searching for your next move, Vodafone has the job for you. Search and apply today.

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