5/23/2013 10:38:42 AM
Vodafone creates 400 new graduate jobs
Vodafone has boosted its graduate programme, with the operator creating 400 new roles during the next five years.
The scheme has been extended from one year to two with graduates spending two months in a retail store, following two five month rotations in various parts of the business. Members of the programme also take part in numerous training and development days. The second year consists of a 12 month placement to build on the skills developed during the previous 12 months.
Guy Laurence, CEO of Vodafone UK, said: 'Our graduates bring fresh thinking and energy into our business. I always spend time with them as their ideas are interesting and we can learn as much from them as they do from us.'
Vodafone has received thousands of applications for the scheme during the past three years, when 50 graduates were employed annually. More than 88% of those who took part are still with Vodafone.
Business secretary Vince Cable said: 'Graduate schemes like Vodafone's help young people get started in their careers. They show the value of investing in young people who want to train and gain experience in a successful British business.'
Author: Graeme Neill