Degree Apprenticeship

2022 Engineering; Sub-Marine Networks Degree Apprenticeship

BEng (Hons) in Electromechanical Engineering

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.

Working at Vodafone

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

Apprenticeships aren’t what they used to be. These days, they’re a platform for your generation to go on and own the future, and frankly, we love to see it. As a global tech leader, we connect millions of people and make all kinds of innovations possible – from making the UK’s first ever 5G holographic call, to #KeepingTheUKConnected and the Connected Living project with the disability charity Mencap.

Our plans for the future are even more promising, and this is your chance to get hands-on and make it happen. With an Apprenticeship at Vodafone, you can start one step ahead. 

Want to get involved in major installations, supporting the engineering and delivery of subsea cables, and help to monitor the entire optical network? If you love new technology, taking a practical approach to problem solving and making an impact quickly, then you can be our next Submarine Engineer. This five-year apprenticeship will give you everything you need to do something special with your career.

About the Apprenticeship 

Vodafone Submarine Engineers design, build and operate our world-leading global network, adapting and evolving with changes to new technologies across the subsea network. Undersea cables are the backbone between major population centres, underpin the internet and allowing sharing of business-critical data. Therefore, in these roles you’ll be at the heart of keeping people connected across the world.   

Through a combination of virtual and practical classroom-based learning, you’ll take modules in Design Engineering, Electrical Power systems, Analytical methods, Mechanics and Machines, Sustainable engineering technologies and more. 

You’ll be a pivotal member of the Submarine community with real responsibility from day one. A combination of this with your degree, means you’ll gain a wide variety of experience that will see you become part of the new generation of Submarine Engineers, leading change in this pivotal business area.

At the end of the five years, you’ll have an accredited BEng (Hons) Degree in Electromechanical Engineering.  

What you will need 

  • To be 18 years old or over as of 1 September 2022 
  • GCSE English & Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)   
  • 3 A Levels (or equivalent), to include mathematics and a technology, engineering or a science-based subject. 
    OR A National Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in a science or technology based subject, including merits in mathematics. 
  • To be eligible to work in the UK and not in full-time education   
  • To have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more  
  • To be willing to or be located in England for the duration of the Apprenticeship

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject). 

  • Start date: September 2022 
  • Duration of Programme: 5 years 
  • Starting salary: £21,500; with a salary increase & bonus each year  
  • Location: This role will be based in Bude, Cornwall for the first half of the programme, with scope to move to other Vodafone locations further into the role. You can only make one application, so please ensure this is your location of choice for the role. 
  • Application close date: 7th February 2022, however, we may close earlier if we have enough game-changing applications, so apply early! 

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