It’s all about Work Life Balance

19th October 2017

Posted In: FYI

Work life balance and job satisfaction are the two most important aspects of a career for young people according to a new survey by Vodafone Ireland. Over a third (37%) say that a good work life balance will be the most important thing when choosing a future career followed by job satisfaction (26%) and salary (21%).

The research into future careers was carried out among students aged 15-24 to launch Vodafone’s new 2018 graduate programme. The new programme has been restructured to provide even more young adults with opportunities to work at Vodafone and to prepare them for their future careers in an ever-changing world.

New additions to the youth programme include a third level internship programme which focuses on providing students with a placement opportunity for 2-6 months as part of their college course, focusing on technical and digital skills.

Also, in response to growth and demand for technical skills, the highly coveted 18-month graduate programme has now divided into two separate streams. One stream will continue to focus on commercial areas including marketing, finance and commercial operations. A newly added stream will focus solely on technical and engineering disciplines, providing 3 six-month rotations across all aspect of technology within the business. This will allow technical graduates to experience a full product life-cycle during the programme. Given the changing nature of the work thanks to the rapid progress of technology, both streams are designed to prepare young adults for a future which looks nothing like today.

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According to the Vodafone research, 72% of those questioned believe that technology will play a fundamental role in their future career but 90% say they think technology will have changed by the time they graduate.

Marketing & advertising (16%), communications (10%) education (10%) IT & software development (10%) are the most desired sectors to work in for those polled.

As technology continues to evolve, there are now a number of jobs that didn’t exist previously. Vodafone asked respondents what their dream job would be from a selected list of ‘new’ jobs. Of those questioned 16% would like to be a social media manager, 8% would like to become an Artificial Intelligence specialist and 7% would like to work in app development.

Vodafone will partner with colleges across the country to select 20 students to take part in the programme.