Amy is an Industrial Placement Student at Vodafone who has grown both personally and professionally thanks to the strong culture of support


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Women can be themselves at work thanks to Vodafone

Women can be themselves at work thanks to Vodafone

Amy is an Industrial Placement Student working within Group Resourcing at Vodafone. Amy shares the journey that led her to Vodafone and what it's like working for such an innovative and exciting company.

An opportunity to experience the working world

After finishing her A levels, Amy wasn't sure what she wanted to do or what to do for a career. She decided to study Sociology at university as this was her favourite subject that involved a lot of topics. Halfway through her second year, Amy had the chance to do an industrial placement year, which was something she had never thought of doing before. 

"However, after talking with people that had taken part in a placement year, I realised that it was a great opportunity to experience the working world and get an idea of what I would want to do after university," says Amy. "I started looking, came across Vodafone’s Industrial Placement programme and after researching Vodafone as a company I decided it was the best for me."

Shaping youth involvement in Vodafone

The Group Resourcing team has many different aspects and Amy works within the Youth Programmes team. Amy's team is responsible for the planning and strategy behind Vodafone’s Global Youth Programmes, which Amy loves as she gets to change and shape how young people can be involved within the company. As well as youth related tasks, Amy also gets the chance to work with wider members of the Organisation, People and Development team.

"What I love the most is every day is different," says Amy.

Welcomed into the Vodafone family

Amy has thrived in Vodafone's inclusive culture that cares about the personal and professional development of its employees.

"I have been given the opportunity to learn, develop and grow in all areas, both personally and professionally. When I go back to university I am very confident that I will be able to transfer both my hard and soft skills learnt in my year at Vodafone, to excel in my studies," adds Amy.

"Working at Vodafone has opened my eyes to so many possibilities and the realisation of how collaboration is key. On a day to day basis, I talk to people all over the world, and although Vodafone may have many different markets – I have realised that Vodafone is one family. There is such an inclusive nature in the company that I can always be myself and know that my thoughts will always be heard."

Sharing some valuable advice

Finally, Amy has some great career advice to share.

"Never be afraid to ask questions. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose," adds Amy. "Communication is key. Always look to the future."

Join ambitious women like Amy by working with Vodafone

Vodafone offers exciting opportunities to talented women around the world, from apprentices through to experienced hiresSearch and apply for your next role with Vodafone today and see where your career will take you.

 

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