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Graduate jobs on the rise at Vodafone
Tuesday, 08 December 2009
Major UK telecommunications firm Vodafone is to offer 50 graduate jobs next year as part of its recruitment scheme.
Despite recently closing pension schemes for 4,000 employees and cutting 500 jobs due to the recession, the mobile phone operator will remain committed to graduates having a hard time finding employment.
Starting in September 2010, the 50 former students will get an initial salary of £25,000 for a year's work, with two months spent in a retail store in order to "build customer and product knowledge", and the best will be offered permanent graduate jobs.
Matthew Brearley, HR director at Vodafone, said: "We want to attract smart, internet-savvy people, who want to make a real difference by being part of our business.
"We are looking for graduates who are passionate about customers, who will thrive in a dynamic environment, get involved, and add value."
Marie-Therese Dobbin recently wrote in the South London Press that the graduate jobs market will pick up in the near future, despite gloomy unemployment reports in the media.