Fostering a digital-ready workplace where employees can be at their best

Vodafone is a Sunday Times Top 25 Big Company to work for!

To celebrate its Sunday Times Top 25 Big Employers award, Vodafone asked its people to give 25 reasons why Vodafone is a great place to work. Hear what they had to say in this insightful video! 

Always striving to improve

Vodafone's Human Resources Director, Adam Parsons commented on the company's award stating "We’re delighted that the Sunday Times has named us one of the UK’s Top 25 Best Companies to work for. At Vodafone we’re building a community where everyone feels included, supported and inspired to be their best, and we’re always challenging ourselves to improve."

People are at the heart of Vodafone

There are three areas that Vodafone are focussing on as part of its goal to improve:

  • Helping staff develop their skills and advance in their careers in a time of digital change. As new technologies continue to transform the way we all work, it’s especially important to help Vodafone teams get ready for next-generation innovations. Through Vodafone University, an online platform that delivers all its training in one place, Vodafone employees can access learning modules on key topics - like digital business skills – whenever and wherever it’s convenient for them.
  • Another area of focus is diversity and inclusion. Vodafone aspires to be the world's best employer for women by 2025. To achieve this Vodafone has introduced initiatives like ReConnect, which aims to help people who’ve been on a career break make the transition back to work. ReConnect aims to hire 1,000 women within three years across Vodafone globally. This builds on Vodafone's ground-breaking maternity policy – 16 weeks of paid maternity leave across all Vodafone markets.

    As part of its diversity and inclusion efforts, Vodafone also want to ensure that Vodafone offers the kind of environment where its LGBT+ employees feel empowered, listened to, and cared for. Vodafon is honoured that Stonewall recently named it a Top 100 LGBT+ inclusive organisation, and it is very proud that its LGBT+ Friends Network has been awarded Employee Network of the Year.
  • A third area of focus is investing in the workforce of the future. Through apprenticeshipsgraduate trainee schemes and internships, Vodafone is helping to acquaint young people with a digital-first workplace. It is also partnering with social enterprises to deliver educational opportunities for young people. Working with Code First Girls for example, Vodafone is offering free coding workshops for up to 100 teenage girls in the UK. And partnering with TeachFirst, it offers Insight Days to introduce pupils to the world of work and help them learn essential career skills.

Proud of its community

So, the secret is out! Vodafone is one of the top 25 Big Companies to work for in 2018. But what's next?

"We’re recruiting more talent across the business, adding around 2,000 more customer service roles across the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland," says Adam. "At the heart of everything we do is our people – we want to be the best employer we can be so that our teams can be the best they can be, and in turn, provide the best possible service for our customers. As I hope you can tell, I’m really proud of our community at Vodafone, and I’m not alone," he says.


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