On 1 January 1985 we made the UK’s first mobile call. It marked the launch of the mobile industry and transformed global communications. Today Vodafone is the world’s leading international mobile telecommunications group with equity interests in 27 countries across 5 continents, 186.8 million proportionate customers and 33 partner networks*. For more than 20 years we’ve been at the forefront of mobile innovation. Now we’re entering a stretch of uncharted territory as next generation technology opens up a whole new range of opportunities for customers. It’s a new and exciting stage in our journey.
Who we are We're not about flashy technology. We're not about doing things just for the sake of it. We focus on what will make people's lives easier. What will help them make the most of now. Take SMS text messaging, for example. We came up with that. Now, we deal with over 44 million texts a day. Our Values The essence of who we are underpins our values. As well it should. Corporate values are only useful when they really ring true. From speaking to, and most importantly listening to, our people we've consistently found three things sum up what we're all about: Speed - We are focused on speed to market. We relentlessly prioritise and pursue the outcomes that matter to our business. Simplicity - We make things simple for our customers, partners and colleagues. Trust - We are reliable and transparent to deal with. We deliver for others, and trust others to do likewise. Our vision Considering how far things have come in just 20 years, you'll appreciate that predicting the future is never easy in our business. As nice as a crystal ball would be, we're happy with everyone sharing our ambition. That way we're far more likely to achieve it. We see our future in outstanding data services and products - backed up by the best customer experience in the business. Our journey has already begun, with things like Mobile Internet and Mobile Broadband, and our Vodafone at home fixed broadband service. And our targets are big, which means millions of customers using our data services every day.
You decide where and in which direction you want to develop. Then both your line manager and our Learning & Capability Development teams will help you make it happen. We run specialist and generalist courses, using leading-edge technical and developmental training facilities.