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Our planet is starting to get smarter, and now is the time to drive transformation. IBM is doing exactly that.

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About IBM

IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world's largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM's prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.

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What to expect

IBMers Value

  • Dedication to every client's success
  • Innovation that matters - for IBM company and for the world
  • Trust and personal responsibility in all relationships

Start building the career you want

The way the world works is changing. Our planet is starting to get smarter, and now is the time to drive transformation. IBM is doing exactly that. Which is why it's looking for people who have the skills, creativity and passion to help it take on some of the world's toughest problems - and to provide some of the world's most rewarding solutions. The best and the brightest graduates from all backgrounds and degree subjects. Have you got what it takes?

Business

IBM works with clients in almost every industry imaginable, across a number of business areas. This presents enormous business opportunities - with exposure to some of the best-known brands in the world. Join IBM in one of its business roles and you'll get the chance to test and enhance your skills while helping to deliver expertise to a diverse range of organisations.

Consulting

Join IBM's team of consultants and work on real projects with the brightest minds, around the globe. You'll learn how to use it's industry-leading research, advanced analytics and latest technology to solve it's clients' complex business issues. And you'll discover some of the most innovative and flexible approaches, based on global expertise and world-class training.

Technology

If you're passionate about technology, IBM really are an impressive and internationally renowned name to have on your CV. After all, when it comes to technology, it's at the forefront of the industry. It has global expertise and reach, right across a diverse spectrum - and as a result it offers a huge number of roles within the technology area.

Training

To make sure you get exactly the help and skills you need, IBM provides targeted training that includes a range of opportunities - from a formal mentoring program and career development to peer support and professional development.

Whatever your question or training needs, you'll have some of the best brains in the business to consult: a worldwide collaboration of resources, experience and expertise that will help you achieve what you know you are capable of - and perhaps even more.

There are three core elements to the training you'll receive at IBM:

  • Skills development: Whether you're focusing on business or personal skills development, IBM has it's own dedicated training organisation to help. There are literally hundreds of courses available for you to choose from. And it's not all about sitting in a classroom. You'll have the flexibility to fit your training in around you - with downloadable courses, podcasts and webcasts.
  • Commercial exposure: One of the most valuable things IBM can offer you is the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a hands-on, commercial environment, or 'on the job training'. You'll work on real projects, with real clients, and real bottom-line deliverables. But not to worry, both your Manager and Mentor will be there to lend their full support, enabling you to gain as much exposure as possible.
  • Certification: In order to achieve your career goals, you need to have the right technical and professional skills, as well as appropriate accreditation and certification for your particular area. IBM will help you achieve the appropriate certification.

You'll have 2 managers at IBM. A Professional Development Manager and a Task Manager. Your Task Manager is there to manage you on a day-to-day basis, and overseeing the projects you're working on. Your Professional Development Manager is there to help you manage your career and your professional development.

You'll work with your Professional Development Manager to create an Individual Development Plan. This will identify:

  • Your aspirations and goals: 'What do I want to do and where do I want to get to?'
  • Skills and development needs: 'What do I need to do to get there?'
  • Learning activities: 'How can I build the skills, expertise, and experience to get there?'
  • Mentoring: 'Who can help me get there?'

What does the future hold?

Whichever career path you choose to follow at IBM, it can offer you an incredible experience, world class training, leading technology, a great social network, the opportunity to work with the best brains in the industry and develop expert knowledge, at one of the most successful companies in history.

Life @ IBM

  • It's not all work and no play...
  • Over 500 students and graduates join every year, so although IBM is a huge organisation, you'll instantly be part of a community of like-minded individuals.
  • You'll find yourself working in friendly environment with talented colleagues. And given the size and scale of the business you'll experience huge variety in the work that you'll get involved with and you'll work with a range of clients across all types of business.
  • At work there are regular networking events, including a two-day annual event where all graduates get together. Along with motivational speeches and team building exercises, you'll get to network with business leaders and enjoy a black tie gala dinner. And outside of work, there's always something going on, from ski trips and a summer ball to pub quizzes and sporting events.