#Vodafone India, the country’s second-largest telecom operator, will recruit over 130 students as management trainees in 2015 through its ‘Discover’ campus programme, the company said on Monday.
Since the programme’s launch in 2010, the Indian arm of UK-based Vodafone Group has hired 292 students under it from some of the top business and technology institutes in the country.
“We expect our ideal Discover trainees to be shapers of the world around them and the business that they work in. They should be driven, entrepreneurial, competitive people who will live by the Vodafone way and be willing to travel and relocate to challenging markets,” Ashok Ramchandran, director of HR, Vodafone India, said. Vodafone said its year-long Discover campus programme offers exposure across B2B, B2C, technology and financial services like M-Pesa.
Under it, trainees do stints in different functions and markets, depending upon their ability.
About 38% of those recruited through the programme are now part of mid and senior-level management, the company said, adding that the top 5-10% of Discover graduates are put through international assignments under ‘Columbus’, Vodafone’s graduate international mobility programme.
Vodafone has over 13,000 employee across the country.