Strategy

Together, we've got this. We're growing bigger and going further. Be a part of our Strategy Graduate Scheme and help us become even better. Understand our business, and make an impact on it, all while widening your skills and earning £35,000 while you do it! Are you ready to #PlayAtPace?   

We’re Virgin Media O2   

Since we joined forces, we’ve been reimagining connectivity to upgrade the UK. We’re a beacon of innovation, brimming with new ideas and dedicated people. Lighting up life for millions of homes, businesses and communities. Striving to give our customers unconditional connectivity. We’re here to challenge the market – to win, not compete.    

    

We’ve hired over 450 graduates since 2010, beating industry averages in how engaged and diverse our community is! So, we know how to make these opportunities exciting and valuable for you. You just need to find your role. Perhaps this is it (if not we have others). 

We’re Virgin Media O2   

Since we joined forces, we’ve been reimagining connectivity to upgrade the UK. We’re a beacon of innovation, brimming with new ideas and dedicated people. Lighting up life for millions of homes, businesses and communities. Striving to give our customers unconditional connectivity. We’re here to challenge the market – to win, not compete.    

    

We’ve hired over 450 graduates since 2010, beating industry averages in how engaged and diverse our community is! So, we know how to make these opportunities exciting and valuable for you. You just need to find your role. Perhaps this is it (if not we have others). 

 

What to expect 

Our scheme lasts two years with the opportunity to work on a variety of strategic projects that touch all areas of the business including Commercial Strategy, Strategic Planning and Corporate Strategy & Development. You will support on complex business strategies and identify ways for our business to achieve our strategic goals, working with partners across our business and our parent companies, Liberty Global & Telefonica. You could be looking at what the future of the tariff table looks like to develop the Pricing & Distribution strategy, evaluating the future shape of the industry or investigating the pros and cons of buying or merging with other businesses too. No two projects will be the same. Day-to-day responsibilities you could get involved in include: 

  • Supporting the creation of board-level documents and proposals  
  • Modelling and forecasting for future market growth scenarios and commercial business cases 
  • Setting direction for the overall business through different strategies  
  • Completing market analysis of trends, competitors and potential disruption  

 

You will work from our Hammersmith office while on the scheme 2-3 days a week, with the option to work from home for the remainder. You’ll need to be flexible as you may be required to travel to our Slough or Reading offices on occasion.  

 

What we look for   

Graduates who are solution driven with a real understanding of what corporate strategy is. Candidates should be willing to develop, confident in speaking to stakeholders at all levels and understanding and able to digest large amounts of complicated information and translate it into clear, understandable information. This role will have you working on a wide range of projects with different teams, from Technology to Merger & Acquisition, so you should be adaptable and capable of managing and prioritising your workload. We’re looking for individuals that are confident with analysing information and drawing conclusions. Other qualities we’d like to see include: 

  • Strong researching skills 
  • Resilience 
  • Basic Excel and PowerPoint understanding 
  • A growth mindset 
  • Motivated 

 

You must have a 2:1 or above, although it doesn’t matter in which subject – we’re more interested in your qualities than your specific qualifications. 

 

We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of society. So, we’re keen to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and circumstances.   

   

What’s in it for you 

An opportunity to try out different roles across different departments, fast-tracking a route to your dream role. You’ll receive a salary of £35,000 plus a £2,000 welcome bonus. You’ll also be offered a highly generous study leave and pay progression that is very competitive. Plus, get access to all of our employee benefits, including:  

  • 25 days’ holiday  
  • Flexible benefits package including medical plans and buying and selling holiday  
  • Discounts on Virgin Media O2 services  

 

Sorry, you missed us! We’re currently closed for this scheme but register your interest, and we’ll let you know when we’re next recruiting.

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