I’m partway through the grad scheme at Vodafone the moment – working in Marketing Comms right now after a stint in the Business Process team. I’ve learnt an incredible amount already, including the fact that when times are tough, the support is there for you.
Like every grad on the scheme, I’m learning on the job as I move from department to department. I’m on my second placement right now and working on a Transformation project that’s all about fixing and improving the network. Everything’s new at this stage so the learning curve is massive, but it’s very exciting at the same time.
The Women’s Network
I’ve had some tough personal times since joining, but thankfully I was able to take advantage of the network of support within Vodafone. I went along to The Women’s Network and there were lots of people to talk to – and not just women. It really turned things around for me and I got my motivation back.
Spreading the word
I’ve also spent some time working with the graduate team to think of ways to spread the word about Vodafone careers. I thought there would be a good connection with the university paper I worked on when I was an undergraduate – The Founder. It took a while to get everything organised, but the first ad is about to run, so a bit of persistence paid off.
Good deed for the weekend
So what does the future hold? In the immediate term it’s this weekend’s 10km run for Mind. It’s for a good cause and it’s also a bit of a personal challenge. Beyond that, I’m looking forward to developing my career at Vodafone. There’s still so much to learn.
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