UK Business Sales Graduate Programme

Aggregate function:  Vodafone Business
Business Area: 
Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  5 Nov 2023
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Who We Are


We’re a global technology communications company that empowers people and businesses to stay connected and thrive in a digital world. With a focus on innovation, sustainability and earning customer loyalty, we leverage cutting-edge technology to offer products and services that enhance communication and improve lives. 

By joining the Business Sales Programme, you could play a part in helping businesses of all sizes and sectors to connect for a better future.   

What you’ll do


On this two-year programme you can fast-track your development towards Account Management, at the same time providing opportunities to learn about New Business Development, Specialist Sales, and Technical Sales Support.  


As soon as you are ready you will own accounts; experiencing a range of private and public sector customers. This will enable you to develop a broad range of critical sales skills and learn how to transform different industries and sectors through our technology. 

What we offer


  • Competitive salary of £32,000 annually, sign on bonus of £1,000 and on-target commission in year one. 
  • Annual pay progression and opportunities to earn over £60k when you complete the programme.  
  • Depending on placement, you may also receive a job requirement car to support your role. 
  • 28 days holiday plus 3 days charity leave to work on projects of our choice, plus quarterly 'Spirit' days to focus on your wellbeing and mental health 
  • Industry leading learning tools, market leading parental leave policies 
  • We offer flexible working options that enable you to excel in a way that suits your needs. 
  • An extensive and flexible benefits package including employee discounts, enhanced pension contributions and retail discounts 
  • Professional Sales qualification as part of your programme  

Who you are


  • You don't just care about customers; you're obsessed with ensuring their satisfaction. 
  • Your interpersonal skills are not just great; they're exceptional. You effortlessly connect with others. 
  • Change isn't a challenge; it's an opportunity. You excel in dynamic environments. 
  • Your thinking is innovative and forward-looking. You're the one who constantly seeks new, creative solutions. 
  • If you hunger for growth, development, and new challenges, you're our kind of graduate. We thrive on your ambition. 


Our Spirit behaviours are more than just words; they're our way of life. We're looking for graduates who embody these values every day. 


Location:  All roles are location independent meaning you won’t work at any one location or office every day. We expect you’ll spend your time between home, with colleagues at meeting points and at customer sites.  You will be based in one of our regional offices where you will remain for the duration of the programme. 

Our regions are North or South.  When applying, choose your preferred region (you are not expected to work across all the key locations within the region, these are illustrative) 


Application details:   

  • Applications close 30th November 2023, however, we may close early if we’ve received some game changing applications – so make sure you apply early!  
  •  A 2.2 in any degree and recently graduated – i.e. a bachelors or masters obtained or to be obtained between June 2022 and August 2024   
  •  You must also have the correct right to work documentation in place for the full programme duration. We do not accept the Graduate Route Visa.    


Please note that you can only make one application to one of our Discover programmes for 2024. We will only consider your first application.  


If you require any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request as part of your recruitment journey, for example, extended time or breaks in between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, or assistive technology please let us know at the following address:

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.