Mission: There are over 7,000 of us at O2. We’re all very different. And we all love what we do - whether we’re surprising our customers in our stores or creating the next big thing at our head office. Every day is an adventure. There’s always a real buzz ...
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That’s how we roll. We provide much more than mobile phones and networks. We get to know our customers and give them what they want and plenty more besides. Priority rewards. Extras. Perks. All kinds of good stuff. It’s the same with our colleagues. You’ll be more than a number. We’ll get to know what makes you tick and make sure your career, rewards and development all flex to fit around you.
Mobile phones are people’s lives. How long could you live without yours? And what’s on them makes them as unique as their owners. It’s our job to unlock new possibilities. To make sure people’s mobiles are gifts that keep on giving. And to help our customers laugh, learn, shop, explore and keep in touch more.
There are over 7,000 of us at O2. We’re all very different. And we all love what we do - whether we’re surprising our customers in our stores or creating the next big thing at our head office. Every day is an adventure. There’s always a real buzz about the place. And we’re on the lookout for more great talent. A choice of benefits. The latest gizmos. Bright ideas. All kinds of career routes. You could enjoy all of these things and more at O2.
There’s lots more going on behind the scenes. HR. Marketing. Finance. Digital. Legal. We’ve all kinds of people in loads of different roles at our regional offices and Head Office in Slough. This is where strategies are shaped, big decisions are made and things run like a well-oiled machine.
Beyond O2, there’s also scope to join our parent company Telefónica and our partnership businesses Tesco Mobile and giffgaff. We’re full of surprises. Explore more and find the job that suits you down to the ground.
Online or in store - our retail team is on the frontline of offering our customers more. We bring life to tech. We fill minds with exciting new possibilities. We showcase the apps and services that transform the way people shop, learn, play and talk. Every single day we can’t wait to show over 1 million customers cool things and what their mobiles can do.
We love our customers. And they love us right back. All of our retail teams are passionate about sharing their knowhow and providing brilliant customer experiences. You’ll enjoy a pretty good experience too with no limits to what you can achieve. So check out where you could fit right in and keep moving up and up.
To find out more about the roles we have in Store, our recruitment process and how we are changing the face of Retail please visit www.o2careers.co.uk/retail/stores
We’ve made sure our basic salaries and bonuses are up there with the best in the market. But it’s the benefits we offer – that make us really stand out. We’ve made sure there’s more for you. The list goes on and on.
We offer competitive salaries, bonuses, a pension and 23 days’ holiday a year (pro rata). Then there are flexible benefits you can pick and choose from to create the package that’s just right for you. These include such things as:
OK so it may be a long way off yet. And your pension may not be the first benefit you think about. But we’ve put together an amazing, award-winning pension scheme that offers you more. You see, we’ll look after you, even when you’ve stopped working here. What are we talking about? These are just some of the benefits you could enjoy if you join our pension plan:
What’s all the fuss about? Just take a look at www.telefonicapensions.com - it’s packed full of info about our pension plan.
We told you we offer more. Here are just some of the special treats that will make your life better outside of work:
At O2 we won’t make you choose between your family and career. We’ll help you enjoy the best of both worlds with a healthy work/life balance. So you won’t miss those special moments. Life isn’t all work, work, work. So we encourage our people to take up all kinds of flexible working options:
We also have a variety of family friendly policies. And we put on different family fun days too. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids busy. And you can join in the fun with seasonal goodies, festive food & drink and special visits.
It’s a way of life here. It has to be. It takes all kinds of characters to help us think differently and meet the diverse needs of our customers.
We love having a diverse team of people who bring new ideas and different strengths and perspectives to the party. Techies. Leaders. Bold thinkers. Supreme organisers. We’re on a journey together. So, we all have the same opportunities to grow, succeed and be more. Working with and learning from people from all walks of life makes every day an adventure.
Passionate about diversity and inclusion, we treat everyone fairly and equally. You’ll be able to be yourself. And you’ll enjoy fair pay, equal prospects and individual career development. Not to mention flexible working and a healthy/work life balance. For our early careers, we’ve even started having ‘blind’ interviews to make sure we assess the person - not their CV!
Equality. Diversity. Inclusion. Fairness. This is how we roll. Whoever you are – O2 has a place for you.
Inclusive. Diverse. Proud.
25 million customers. 7,000 employees. Each one of us unique in our own way. O2’s LGBTQ network has been evolving this year, you will know us for our Pride events but at the same time as celebrating our diversity and inclusivity externally we’ve been reviewing our internal focus, objectives and plan for the year ahead. Our plan has a strong theme to be more diverse, more inclusive and continue to support our ‘everyone to bring their whole selves to work’ strategy. That’s why we are changing our name and now stand strong as Proud at O2.
We are Proud to be part of a company that has an open culture and people at the centre of our success but we still have work to do. Our plan will support everyone to be Proud of who they are and how they choose to identify. We want to reach out beyond our main offices and share our stories and support our people, friends or family members who wish to stand proud on their behalf. We are Proud at O2.
Fancy a job that's personally rewarding and generously rewarded?
At O2, we give more. More possibilities. More support. More perks. For our customers and our people.
We see the Women's Network as a platform, a resource and a community for like-minded people (whatever your gender, background and race) to be empowered, together. We have a big focus on development, networking, family, inspiration and health and wellbeing.
We're very proud to support Step into STEM. A 7 month mentoring and work insight programme funded and supported by O2, BT, Vodafone and Ericsson to give female students access to professionals in science, technology, engineering & maths sectors.
We're a growing group of passionate people who believe that equality is best.
This year we’re looking to increase our footprint (and recruit more men), but for now we want to make sure that Network members feel supported and that we grow together.
We're also a champion member of the Social Mobility Business Compact, meaning we're dedicated to democratising access to opportunity and making sure everyone has the chance to fulfil their potential, whatever their background.
To find out more about Social Mobility and why it's important to us, please click here.
I worked at O2 full-time (More than 3 years)
I worked for O2 for 4 years, started off part time in my home town, then they offered me a position in a store closer to my university and supported me throughout my degree and when I had finished.
They have great employee perks
Fantastic training scheme
Progress is always available is you are always supported
You get support from the manufactures of the devices as well
Very good wage - even better if you can get overtime
Fantastic days out and meetings - they always keep you in the loop!
I actually do not think I have a bad thing to say about this place!
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing, I enjoyed my time at this company and whilst it didn't offer me my forever job, I'd go back in a heart beat!
I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at O2 (Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England) in August 2017.
I initially had a phone interview with the Senior HR Recruitment Advisor and they were extremely helpful. I then completed an online video interview which in comparison to other video interviews I have completed, this was by far the most relaxed one as they allow good amount of time to complete and even the option to record your answer the second time.
I was then accepted for a face to face interview with two of the HR managers and that was overall very relaxed however I did lack more of the knowledge they required from a HR Change employee and I had just graduated.