My name is Kirstyn Tallon-Ratty. I am completing my undergraduate Bachelor Degree in Primary Education with a specialism in Digital Learning. During my time undertaking my specialism in Digital Learning I have found the magnitude of learning opportunities that present them in the use of digital technology. Throughout my degree I have found a personal interest and curiosity into digital technology, its uses and learning to optimise its uses. During the STint programme I hope to further develop my knowledge of the uses of digital technologies while also improving and enhancing on my own digital technology skills.
As I will be heading into the classroom in September to begin my teaching career, I would like to try and use this internship to improve my Digital Technology skills that I have acquired during my degree. I would also like to experience an office style job setting.
This internship programme provides third level students a placement opportunity here in Vodafone, over a 3 month period. This is a paid placement allowing students to gain experience working in a digital telco, to develop their existing skills and to gain new ones. Vodafone Ireland connects 2.3 million customers every day and is the single biggest investor in technology in the telecoms industry in Ireland.
Vodafone has also been voted one of the best places to work in Ireland, is the official sponsor of the Irish Rugby team and has a charity partnership with ALONE and Active Retirement Ireland. At Vodafone (10,001+ employees), we are known for our technology, but the truth is, it is humanity that drives our business forward. With the global pandemic raising so many questions for tech brands, it has highlighted the leading role that we need to play. We believe that, when working together, humanity and technology can find the answers and create a better future for all.
Working at Vodafone is all about helping people feel ready to benefit from new technology. We bring the future to even the most remote places, using technology to help families in disaster zones, showing young people that a phone is not just for fun and thinking about technology that doesn’t even exist yet. More than 35 years ago, we made the first-ever mobile phone call, we sent the first SMS in Britain and have been changing the lives of billions of people ever since. Now, we are using smartphones to fight cancer, big data for social good, and we aim to connect over 250 million people to our next generation networks by 2025.
We are passionate about building a workplace where you can truly be yourself, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive and make a real difference to people and our planet. We are known for our technology, but it is humanity that drives us forward.