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Early careers

Vodacom is a mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged solutions to around 61 million active customers in Africa.

We are majority owned by Vodafone, one of the worlds largest mobile communications companies by revenue, and were listed on the JSE Limited. Vodacom’s head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa and our operations include networks in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique, Nigeria & Lesotho. Our mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200 million people.

Joining Vodacom is more than a just 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.

As a company who is passionate about youth development in South Africa, Vodacom continues to invest in the development of young people through its Early Careers Programmes.

Early Careers Programmes

Discover Graduate Programme

This is a permanent employment opportunity underpinned by 2 years of skills training programme that is specifically designed for the development of future leaders. The applicants need to have completed at least their under graduate degree or degree equivalent by the end of 2020. Start date on the programme is 1st February 2021.

The Programme offers graduates a full rounded experience of the Vodacom business including mentorship and coaching, and on the job training, all whilst earning a full salary and enjoying all the benefits of a full time employee. At the end of the 2 years you will transition into a destination role within the organization. Following Discover, you will have the opportunity to apply for an international assignment taking you outside of your comfort zone to build your expertise and leadership capability.

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The ideal candidate for this role should demonstrate strong potential in the following areas:

  • Time management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Passion
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience
  • Digital savviness
  • Customer obsession
  • Innovation
  • Complex problem solving

Programme Requirements

  • Must have less than 2 years working experience post studies.
  • Must be 26 years old or younger.
  • South African Citizen by Birth/Naturalisation, however, citizens of DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique and Tanzania are encouraged to apply for consideration in those markets.
  • Must have obtained a minimum of 65% aggregate for completed or most recent academic results.
  • Must have a minimum of a B-degree (B-Com, BSc & B-Tech) qualification (NQF 7).
  • A 3 year National Diploma (NQF 6) will be considered in the following areas only:
    • Electrical / Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Software Engineering and
    • Information Systems/Information Technology

Applying for a graduate Programme position

Step 1

Before you can apply for a position, please ensure that you meet all of the above criteria.

Step 2

Complete the questionnaire by choosing any one category from the list and answering all questions correctly.

Step 3

Once you have completed the questionnaire successfully, you will only then be prompted to apply accordingly.

Step 4

Once you've registered and applied, we'll email you confirmation of receipt. Our Resourcing Team will then carefully assess your application and provide you with feedback every step of the way!

Applications close on 31 August 2020


Internship Programme

The Vodacom Internship programme is a 12 month fixed term contract which provides workplace experience underpinned by a carefully designed training programme. It allows one to gain valuable work experience, explore career paths, networking with professionals in the field, while earning an income. This programme is our pipeline into Vodacom Discover Graduate Programme or transition into permanent roles as opportunities arise. The applicants need to have completed at least their undergraduate degree or degree equivalent by the end of 2020. Start dates are 1 February and 1 March 2021.

The objective of the Vodacom Internship Programme is to:

  • Develop a talent pipeline of skilled individuals for the core business areas within Vodacom; and to
  • Create opportunities for unemployed graduates with the required qualifications to develop competencies in the digital techco environment.
Apply nowGood Luck!

The ideal candidate for this role should demonstrate strong potential in the following areas:

  • Time management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Passion
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience
  • Digital savviness
  • Customer obsession
  • Innovation
  • Complex problem solving

Programme Requirements

  • South African Citizen by Birth
  • Must have 0-1 year working experience post studies.
  • Must be 26 years old or younger.
  • Must have obtained a minimum of 65% aggregate for completed or most recent academic results.
  • Must have a minimum of a B-degree (B-Com, BSc & B-Tech) qualification (NQF 7).
  • A 3 year National Diploma (NQF 6) will be considered in the following areas only:
    • Electrical / Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Software Engineering and
    • Information Systems/Information Technology

Applying for a graduate Programme position

Step 1

Before you can apply for a position, please ensure that you meet all of the above criteria.

Step 2

Complete the questionnaire by choosing any one category from the list and answering all questions correctly.

Step 3

Once you have completed the questionnaire successfully, you will only then be prompted to apply accordingly.

Step 4

Once you've registered and applied, we'll email you confirmation of receipt. Our Resourcing Team will then carefully assess your application and provide you with feedback every step of the way!

Applications close on 31 August 2020


Bursary Programme

This is an academic Merit Bursary open to fulltime first-year, second-year or third-year students intending to study or are studying towards STEM fields but may lack necessary resources to study further.

Key Offerings:

  • Full university accommodation
  • Capped amount – private accommodation
  • Full registration and Tuition
  • Text book allocation
  • Meal allowance
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Additional Benefits:

  • Laptop
  • Orientation workshop for all new students who are accepted on the programme
  • Workplace exposure through our structured Vacation Work programme
  • Work Readiness skills training to prepare the final year bursars into the world of work
  • Full access to our ICAS services

Programme Requirements

  • must be a South African citizen by birth
  • must undertake full-time undergraduate studies in a South African tertiary institution
  • must pass Grade 12 with exemption, obtaining 70% or higher across all subjects
  • must have obtain a minimum of 65% average or higher if in first year of tertiary and above
  • may apply if already in first year (upwards) if studying at an accredited South African tertiary institution and meet all criteria above

Applying for a graduate Programme position

Step 1

Before you can apply for a position, please ensure that you meet all of the above criteria.

Step 2

Once you’ve registered and applied, we’ll email you confirmation of receipt. Our Resourcing Team will then carefully assess your application and provide you with feedback every step of the way!