Back to all programmes

Vodafone Innovators Work Experience

August 2, 2021

In partnership with:

Register Interest

Speakers for this programme include:

Please note that speakers may change per cohort

When is it?

The programme will take place between August 2nd 2021 to August 6th 2021.

When is the deadline?

Applications are due by 28th July 2021 and you will find out if you have a place by the 29th July 2021.

Am I eligible?

You are 14-18 years old and live in the UK.

Previous cohorts have featured speakers from the following companies

No items found.

What’s involved

Live workshops with employers

You’ll meet professionals in live
workshops and be able to ask
them questions.

Work and assignments

You’ll complete activities and work assignments to develop skills and knowledge.

Fits into your schedule

Complete all work and assignments at times that are suitable to you.


This programme is free for students.

Add the experience to your CV and Personal Statement.

You’ll get practical skills and knowledge.

You’ll earn a certificate if you complete the


Vodafone UK, are a great British technology success story. They were the first company to make a mobile phone call in the UK. The first to introduce text messaging. The first to introduce international roaming.

If you’re interested in a career where you’re always innovating, experimenting, learning, and improving then Vodafone UK may be the employer for you.

As a technology communications company, their mission is to connect the UK and build an exciting digital future that works for everyone. They connect people, businesses, and communities in this forever changing digital world.

Join Vodafone for a week-long virtual work experience programme where you’ll design your own Internet of Things connected device, whilst learning about key business areas! You’ll hear from inspirational Vodafone leaders and learn what it takes to launch a brand new digital product, developing key skills across a variety of domains.

Programme Provided by:


What you’ll cover

During the week you will attend a series of live webinars, panel discussions, learning content, and team workshops. You’ll work on developing a new Vodafone product whilst learning about the variety of business areas involved in the process across Technology, Digital, Marketing and Consumer. You’ll also access workshops to develop essential employability skills and careers awareness to set you up for success.

You will cover:

  • Who Are Vodafone? – You’ll learn about key areas of Vodafone’s business from Digital, Technology, Brand & Marketing, Consumer and Sales. You’ll meet diverse professionals from the different business areas and hear inspiring career stories.
  • Innovators Project – Using your knowledge of the business and passion for Technology, you’ll design an Internet of Things connected device. Working through key stages of the development process (Product Design, User Experience, Big Data & Analytics, Marketing and Sales) you’ll take your idea from a design through to launch day.
  • Skills for success – Discover the key skills that will equip you for a successful career from emotional intelligence to teamwork and networking skills.
  • Future Careers – Hear from our Apprentices and Graduates, take an application and CV building masterclass, and find out the practical next steps you can take to begin your career on a Vodafone youth programme.

Launch your career with Springpod

Virtual Work Experience

Common Questions

Please take a look at the FAQs below; and If you still need help, you can speak to our team on Live Chat. Monday to Friday (9am - 6pm).
What device should I use?
Use a desktop computer if you’re able to and use the Chrome browser.
What if I can’t attend a live talk?
Don’t worry if you can’t attend a webinar a recording will be added for you to watch on-demand.
What times are the webinars and where can I watch them?
You can find all the webinars within the live webinar section of your virtual work experience programme. You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in below.

The webinars typically last for about 40 minutes to an hour, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers via a Q&A function.
Do I need to watch the webinar to do the activities?
We recommend that you watch the webinars live where possible, as the industry experts and professionals will be able to give you insights that you may wish to use for the activity. However, for most programmes, you should be able to complete the activities and quizzes with the information that has been provided too.
What software do you use for the live talks?
We use a tool called BigMarker & YouTube Live for our live talks that won’t require you to download anything.
What if I can’t upload my work?
Please try saving your work as a PDF before uploading it.
I can’t sign in because my password isn’t working
If you forgot your password then you should be able to reset it here:

Don’t forget your work experience account is different from your main Springpod account so your passwords won’t be the same.
Where do I resume the programme?
You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in here:
I never received an email inviting me to join a programme?
If you completed the application process before the deadline then you should have received an email informing you whether or not you have a place. If you did not then please email:
Do I need my camera on for Live Talks?
No, not at all! You do not need your camera on at any time. Just be sure you have a good set of speakers or headphones for the live talks.
Will I receive a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate on completion of your programme. This will be emailed to you.
manage cookies