Vodacom Group is a leading African communications company providing a wide range of communication services, including mobile voice, messaging, data, financial and converged services to over 103 million customers. From its roots in South Africa, Vodacom Group has grown its mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, the DRC, Mozambique, Lesotho and Kenya. Vodacom’s mobile networks cover a population of over 260 million people. Through Vodacom Business Africa (VBA), Vodacom Group offers business managed services to enterprises in 32 countries. Vodacom Group is majority owned by Vodafone (64.5% holding), one of the world’s largest communications companies by revenue.
Discover Our Graduate Programme
We're looking for the future leaders of our business - today's graduates who have the ambition, drive and ideas to shape their world. If that's you, the Discover Graduate Program will provide you with an accelerated career path. Gaining high business exposure from day one, you'll experience rotations in different areas of our organisation. We're committed to developing and inspiring fresh talent so you can expect plenty of support and guidance as you develop your skills in your chosen field. It's a challenging and rewarding adventure, and as you work alongside some of the industry's leading experts you'll develop the solutions that will shape our customers' futures and yours.
- Must have less than 2 years working experience post studies.
- Must be under the age of 28 years old.
- South African Citizen by Birth/Naturalisation prior to 1994, however citizens of DRC, 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
Before you can apply for a position, please ensure that you meet all of the above criteria.
- Complete the questionnaire below by choosing any one category from the list and answering all questions correctly.
- Once you have completed the questionnaire successfully, you will only then be prompted to apply accordingly.
Once you apply, click on search for a job to find your desired career with us. Once you've registered and applied, we'll email you confirmation of receipt. Our Resourcing Team will then carefully assess your application. You will also be able to search for career opportunities via our LinkedIn page and apply for jobs by simply uploading your CV directly from your LinkedIn profile. You can also refer friends and family to suitable positions.
Real People, Real Stories
Innovators, strategists, thinkers and decision makers. You’ll be surrounded by the people who have made us the world’s leading telecommunications company. Together, they are part of our inspiring and inclusive culture, in which your talent will be recognised, challenged and developed. All with the aim of ensuring you realise your full potential.
University of Johannesburg
The reason I applied at Vodacom was that I wanted to be part of a company that is known to develop its people to becoming the best they can possibly be. Being at Vodacom has shown me that growth is truly in your own hands, as there are many opportunities within the organization that will enable one to grow and further be exposed to different business areas. My advice to young people is to never stop learning, always stay hungry and keep your feet on the ground.
Ruan Van der Merwe
Vodacom is a company that gives you the necessary tools to succeed in the real world. Through the various training courses the graduate programme offers I have learned how to manage myself, as well as how to manage others. With the rotations at work I am exposed to a wide range of departments, giving me the opportunity to develop new skills I would not have had if I stayed only in one department. I have learned to never doubt myself. If you have the desire in you, follow it.
University of the Witwatersrand
My career plan has always been to place myself in a constantly challenging environment and Vodacom as a leading digital telco in SA was the best option. Being part of this program has given me the opportunity to learn, coupled with an evolving environment offering me a chance to prove myself. Growth is a given within this program - with all the prominent factors; mentorships, coaches, training etc. at your disposal, one is groomed for success.
Vodacom is at the forefront when it comes to innovation and technology, so the decision to work here was an easy one. Our pairing makes for an extremely well-rounded individual in such a fast-paced corporate environment.
CTI Education Group.
I applied for the programme because the company has the potential to change how we use technology to the benefit of everyone around the world, and I wanted to be one of the contributors to that change. Working for Vodacom has provided me with so many opportunities to learn about people, learning how to adapt to the diversity in the corporate space and the technology that will future proof the company. I have learned that everyone is different and that everyone is talented and to succeed in life, all we need is each other.
University of the Western Cape
The lessons learned from the programme so far have been invaluable, from EQ, communication skills/techniques and to understanding your role and the value you add to the business. The programme equips you with lifelong learning tools that will enable you to succeed in the work place and in your personal life. As much as Vodacom is within a corporate space their culture allows us to push boundaries and be innovative and still comply with business processes.
University of Johannesburg and Cape Peninsula University of Technology
In the programme, we are given an opportunity to rotate to different Business Units and Departments which allows us to not only explore the company fully but also to find our perfect fit in the corporate world. I have learned to set goals for myself and chase after what I want. I have also learned to network and search for guidance so I can be mindful of the decisions I make about my career and my personal growth.
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
I have searched for a company who appreciated the fresh perspective of a millennial graduate and allowed me to fit seamlessly into their dynamic and high performance environment with the requisite support. The programme allows room for rotation around the business, to discover where you thrive. It teaches you how to be a leader with the necessary soft skills and customer centricity that Vodacom prides itself on. This is my greatest opportunity and I implore every graduate to join this visionary company.
University of Kwa Zulu Natal
I applied for the Vodacom Discover Graduate Programme because I have always been interested in technology and was inspired by Vodacom’s vision of not only being a telecommunications company but a digital company as well. Vodacom has helped me grow my confidence by providing me with the skills and a platform to make mistakes in order to learn and grow from it. I’ve learned that we need to embrace hardships whether in the corporate environment or in our personal lives. We grow this way. Let’s keep on going no matter what.
External Bursary Scheme
If you are a South African Citizen you may qualify for a bursary for full-time studies at our accredited tertiary institutions in one of the following fields of study: Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical or Electronic Engineering (Light Current only), Big Data, Actuarial Sciences, Mathematics/Mathematical Sciences, Statistics and Digital Marketing.