Joining Vodafone is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data we carry people’s lives.
And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on the likelihood is they rely on us.
Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work.
We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.
And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best.
We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.
Vodafone Group Luxembourg Industrial Placement :
Supply Chain / Innovation / Roaming Services
Duration : 12 months
Start Date : 1st July 2020
Location : Luxembourg
Please note : You must be a student and have the right to work in Luxembourg for the duration of your
Salary : €24,000 Annually
Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. At Vodafone Group, we partner with our local markets
to drive consistency and earn customer loyalty across 20 countries for over 600 million customers. We are
restless and passionate about creating a better future for all. We are always open to new things, and curious to
create solutions that our customers will love. We are constantly learning to innovate the way we operate, set
our global standards and to deliver on our strategy. Our ambition is to improve 1 billion lives and half our
environmental impact by 2025. It’s up to each of us to make this happen. Ready?
On our Explore Industrial Placement Programme, we are looking for innovative and motivated individuals
ready to embrace new technologies and are continuously learning. Someone who is curious to explore all
personal development opportunities they can, someone who wants to have a real impact on an organisation
during their time with them. Vodafone is a place where you can bring your whole self to work as you kick start
What’s in it for you
Working for an industry leading company that spans across different countries around the world
The opportunity to contribute towards world-leading strategic projects to empower Vodafone around
the world to build our digital future
Having business exposure and accountability from day one
Being part of a community of Explore Interns
Support, training & personal development to build technical capabilities in real life scenarios to
supplement your knowledge gained at University
Long term full time career opportunities
What to expect
Opportunity to learn in an energetic and professional team whilst gaining real experience in fields of
innovation, global sourcing and contract management
Exposure to a variety of projects designed to drive positive customer experiences, innovation and
create global savings against ambitious targets
The opportunity to influence the area you work in by selecting one of our 3 business areas
What we’re looking for
To apply, you must be in your 2nd year of a 3 year programme or 3rd year of a 4 year programme
and be able to take on a full 12 month placement in this coming summer.
A strong communicator who is driven, energetic and exhibits lots of initiative.
The ability to demonstrate creativity, resilience, adaptability and a hunger for development.
Exhibit curiosity, passion and aptitude for technology, how things work and the future of digital
Strong academic performance in Supply Chain, Technology, Innovation, Business, Economics,
Finance, Mathematics or other relevant course.
To apply, you must be either an undergraduate or postgraduate whose course requires that they take
an internship or work placement to supplement the study programme.
Fluent in English. Verbal and written. (A second language is an asset, particularly Spanish, Italian &
Proficient knowledge of word, powerpoint and excel (pivot tables & V-Look Ups an advantage)
Our programme in Luxembourg has 3 business lines which students will be asked to rank according to their preference, during the application process.
We will do our best to match you to the most appropriate role to your skills, capabilities and career aspirations. The business lines are :
The Vodafone Procurement Company is responsible for all strategic activities across the Vodafone Group in
areas of procurement offering synergies, expert knowledge and negotiation skills to drive cost efficiencies in
the provision of goods and services from suppliers.
We have 300+ employees of almost 50 different nationalities in our business of which approximately 200 are
Category Managers : strategic sourcing experts who work with the SCM teams across the globe to leverage
Vodafone Global Scale (>
€17bn annual volume) to achieve word-class SCM efficiency and effectiveness,
recognized by receiving various and regular awards in the industry.
You could undertake a placement in one of our 4 category purchasing teams (Networks, Information
Technology & Enterprise, Commercial & Services or Products & Services) or in our SCM Enablement team who
provide and maintain innovative digital tools and operational processes to enable and monitor spend analysis,
supplier performance management, contract management and Health & Safety requirements.
Tomorrow Street is Vodafone’s global innovation accelerator, created in partnership with Luxembourg’s
national incubator Technoport. We host and support the next generation of strategic suppliers for Vodafone
and its partners, with a special focus on Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity. By
leveraging our position at the heart of Vodafone’s international network in Luxembourg, Tomorrow Street is a
highly powerful growth engine to propel mature startups to the next level.
Candidates that undertake placements in Tomorrow Street will work with the passionate team of corporate,
entrepreneurial and technical experts that scout for, assess and allocate appropriate startups to join the
incubator. You will have exposure to some of the most innovative technology suppliers of the future and gain
an understanding of how corporate giants can assist start ups to bring their technologies to every corner of
Vodafone Roaming Services (VRS)
VRS ensure over 750 million mobile customers can confidently connect abroad and enjoy voice and data
services. We are Vodafone's central wholesale roaming team. We manage the contracts and technical
connectivity with more than 650 foreign networks in almost every country of the world. We steer customers to
the best available network and monitor their voice and data quality, around the clock. We negotiate roaming
rates and traffic volumes with our roaming partners and settle the resulting payments with them.
The placements here will give exposure and offer learning opportunities within Contract Management,
Negotiations, Data Analysis and BAU activities within the wholesale team. You will be part of the team that liaise
with our global partners to ensure our customers are constantly and effectively connected wherever they are
in the world.
Commitment from Vodafone
Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded.
We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too.
At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.