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Life at O2 moves faster than you imagine, and #OurPeopleAreTheReason. Our blog is the place to keep up-to-date, and here you’ll be able to read more about what it’s really like to work here, you’ll get the lowdown on some of the exciting initiatives we’re launching, and you’ll hear real life success stories from people in our stores, in our head office, and across our business.

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    Meet Jody - Stores to Head Office

    I was lucky enough to start my career in London's Westfield Shopping Centre as a Store Leader for O2.  I have a lot of great memories from that time building a successful team, of which, many have gone on to lead their own teams. I continued to work across a number of stores in London over the next few years and at the latter part of that time, I tried to look for any opportunity to grow my network and worked on a number of projects alongside the 'day job' within my Region and Territory to develop my skills and experience further.   What I learned is if you find something that you are enthusiastic about, try to get involved whenever and at whatever level you can.

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    Meet Hamish - Head of Automation

    I am the head of Automation at VMO2 accountable for the delivery and support of over 400 digital workers. We are a high-performance team and looking to expand our team with even more amazing talent.

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    Meet Paul - International Compliance Association Winner

    I lead Compliance for Virgin Media O2. This includes both Ethics and Data Privacy, too.  I was previously the Compliance Director for O2, and have now been at the company in its various forms for 10 years! Prior to this, I studied Law at Manchester, Graduate Scheme at Deloitte, joined the Civil Service and then spent a few years at the Bank of Ireland before discovering telecoms. In addition to my role at Virgin Media O2, I am also a tutor at the International Compliance Association and am currently writing a Compliance leadership for the ICA in Singapore which is a new experience for me.

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    Meet Ryan - Advice for aspiring students

    My name is Ryan and I’m the Project Manager for the 5G Technical Trials team. 5G Technical Trials is the collective name for a number of projects that aim to discover new, innovative ways for 5G to add value to a number of UK Industries. My role is to be the point of contact for all consortium members, effectively bridging the gap between external consortium members and O2 staff.

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    Meet Bhavi - Advice for aspiring students

    My name is Bhavi Patel and I am a Commercial Analyst within the Operations Vendor Management team. I am responsible for managing the commercials/Finances across our Managed Services Vendors, managing contract data and producing various supplier reports on performance and spend. I joined via the O2 Grad Scheme in 2018 and have now off-boarded into this permanent role.

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    Meet Jake - Advice for aspiring students

    Meet Jake. He is our Business Manager to the Chief Information Officer of the Employee & Shared Services portfolio. His role is to support and manage the delivery of projects that create great experiences for O2’s people and customers

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    Meet JJ -  Advice for aspiring students

    Meet JJ, she is a Digital Engagement Manager in O2's Service Management team within #Operations. She works with our network digital tools to ensure that our customers have the best possible experience using our network.

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    Glassdoor Best Place to Work in 2022

    O2 Is a 'Best Place to Work in 2022', According to Our Employees on Glassdoor. We are pleased to announce we're among the winners of the annual Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the 50 Best Places to Work in 2022.

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    Meet Richard - Assistant Store Leader #WhyO2

    I applied for O2 because of how energetic the brand looked, I wanted to work somewhere that kept up with current trends and put people at the center of everything they do, for me it wasnt the pay but the way O2 came across as a company projects like our Data pledge where we are donating 10gb for every plan purchased to the national data bank means I am working for a company that cares

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    Meet Ryan - Retail Advisor #WhyO2

    While there are many things I enjoy about O2, it's knowing that the company honors my free time. They allow me to spend time with my family without the stress of what's going on in-store or asking me to do work outside of my shifts. And the discounts

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    Meet Liz - Technical Project Manager

    I’m on the Career Returner programme which O2 is running for 11 weeks for people like myself who are returning to work after a career break. During the programme we have received training, a mentor and been placed on projects. Hopefully before the end of the returnship we will have managed to secure a permanent role.

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    Meet Abid - Day In The Life Of

    Amid is one of our wonderful techy Gurus, at our Birmingham New Street Store. Our gurus look after the techy issues our customer might have, they also transfer data from their old phone to their new shiny phones. The final part of the role is to help to train the team they work with to learn about the latest tech.

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