Technology & Innovation

Scheme Overview

Is your mind hardwired towards technology and creating innovative ideas that could change the game when it comes to connecting people across Europe?

Technology and innovation are at the core of our groundbreaking telecommunications business. And this graduate scheme, powered by Liberty Global, is tailormade to fast track your career in a dynamic, free-thinking and fun-loving environment as part of the world’s largest TV and broadband company.

Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…

We’re virtually obsessed with delivering transformational products and services that will help improve the digital lives of our customers.

Our two-year graduate scheme features four six-month placements that will engage you in a range of inspirational opportunities across the company. It’s been designed for you to blaze a trail through our organisation by providing end-to-end exposure throughout your time with us.

The role will give you the opportunity to experience the different facets of our finely-tuned operation, while gaining a wider understanding of what makes us Liberty Global, the world’s largest TV and broadband company, and contribute towards our continuing success.

From day one, you’ll gather detailed engineering skills and a deep understanding of a wide range of business areas covering TV, broadband, mobile and fixed voice communications. You may even get the opportunity to be involved in Project Lightning, which is currently super charging the UK’s digital infrastructure with the country’s fastest available broadband speed!

How are you going to get there?

Essentially, you should have a 2.1 or above degree in any discipline – we’re looking for talented individuals above specific qualifications, although a STEM based degree such as Engineering, Computing or Science would be useful.

We want graduates who are insatiably curious and devils for detail, with the confidence to share their thoughts and even challenge the ways we work. Our successful candidates should be natural leaders who are capable of collaborating with others and coming up with ideas that will inspire and influence our senior leaders.

Ultimately, you’ll be shaping the future of our business as well as your leadership career.

It’s most likely that you’ll be based in Reading or Birmingham, although there are also potential opportunities to experience exciting international cities such as Amsterdam! So, don’t forget your toothbrush as our graduates should be willing to travel and relocate according to the demands of the business – and speak fluent English.

So, what can we do for you?

We’ll give you a rock-solid grounding in the business that will bolster your career for years to come as well as the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded colleagues across Europe and even visit some different countries too.

As well as the first-hand experience and on-the-job training that our placements provide, we’re also committed to caring for your continued career development. And, if you’re up for it, we’ll help you achieve professional registration with IEng to become a chartered engineer.

Duration: 2 years

Salary: £30K + £2K welcome bonus + amazing benefits

Locations: Reading, Birmingham and potentially Amsterdam


We are now closed for applications for our 2019 T&I Graduate Scheme. Details for our 2020 graduate scheme will be posted shortly.


Still want to know more?

  • Meet Michael AdamSophie and Sam – as they tell us all about their placements on the Technology & Innovation graduate scheme
  • What’s it like being a graduate Engineer at Virgin Media? We asked Sophie to fill us in…check out her interview here
  • Find out more about Sarah’s experience on the Technology & Innovation graduate scheme here
  • Meet Alex – he’s on his first Technology & Innovation graduate scheme placement!
  • Get social: @VirginMediaJobs #VMFutureCareers, or check us out on Instagram: @VMFutureCareers
  • Meet some of our current graduates
  • Check out our future careers blog
  • Learn more about training and support here at Virgin Media

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