Innovators Virtual Work Experience

February 2021

Vodafone

In partnership with

Benefits

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
programme

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 your schedule

If you miss a workshop then you
can still catch up by watching
a recording.

What you'll cover:

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. 

The programme will take place between 15th February 2021 and the 19th February 2021 and involves 15 hours of activity with 3 hours of work each day.

The agenda is:

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.

Eligibility

To apply for this programme you must attend a school or college in the UK and be in Year 12. Applications will close on February 1st 2021 and all applicants will hear back on the evening of February 5th 2021.

Create your Springpod account to apply

When is it?

The Virtual Work Experience will begin on 15th February and finish on the 19th of February. There will be around 3 hours of work for you to complete each day with 15 hours of activity in total. If you can’t attend those live you’ll be able to catch up by watching recordings.

When do applicants hear back?

Applicants will hear if they have a place on the programme on the evening of February 5th 2021. 

How do I apply?

To apply for the virtual work experience you need to create a Springpod account and ‘apply’ for the work experience programme.

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for applications is February 1st 2021.