MOBILE phone giant Vodafone said today that it was cutting 375 jobs across its business from this month.
Vodafone said the roles affected would be primarily in back office positions in a number of locations including its headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire.
The cuts are part of a £1 billion cost-cutting programme undertaken by the group in the last year as it looks to improve its fortunes.
But Vodafone also said today that it would take on 170 new staff in customer-facing roles.
An additional 50 graduates will start work this September after more than 3,000 applied to its university leaver programme.
Matthew Brearley, human resources director at Vodafone UK, said: "We’re committed to increasing the number of customer-facing employees which will help us simplify our business and continue to deliver outstanding communications services across the UK’s best network."