Profile

There is no other company like IBM and there is no business professional like the IBMer. We are experts in nearly every technical, scientific and business field. We are citizens of,
and apply our expertise in, more than 170 countries. Yet we are united by a single purpose: to be essential. We do that by creating the most advanced technology to change how our clients work and run their businesses. And through them, IBMers change how the world works.

The world is at a major turning point: technology is enabling entirely new forms of business operations, business models, industries and outcomes. We have exponentially more power to reach the full potential of our life’s work than any humans before us. This is our vision for the future.

School leaver opportunities

Begin your journey at IBM with skills, not degrees! Whether you have decided to go straight into work, take a gap year before University, or are exploring your options post-education, our IBM School Leaver programmes will enable you to gain the experience, skills and contacts you need to start building a bright future. If you have the right skills, there’s a career for you at IBM.

You’ll work on real projects, with real clients and real bottom-line deliverables. IBMers have the support of over 380,000 colleagues worldwide and work for leaders who reward diverse thinking and bold ideas. Our opportunities for School Leavers will give you everything you need to build a successful career.
 

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have changed. IBM has changed. It’s not all about bits & bytes, cloud and cognitive. Did you know you can now become a Graduate with a degree qualification?

Apprenticeships at IBM are all about picking up skills for the workplace and embarking on a long and successful career. We have your professional development in mind from the day you join us as a permanent employee. You will get lots of exposure and an experience you simply can’t get anywhere else. In addition to the day job there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in social activities and volunteering with other Apprentices, Students and Graduates.

Salary & benefits

Apprentice Salaries start at £18,000, and our Futures Placement salaries start at £15,000, plus a £1,000 bonus.

Our benefits package is highly flexible so it can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and personal circumstances.

Other benefits include:

  • Company Laptop
  • Discounted Cinema Tickets
  • High Street Store discounts
  • Dependant on roles, you will receive a mobile phone
  • All Early Professionals will be assigned an Early Professional Manager

Requirements

Level 3 Apprenticeship: 5 GCSEs grade 5-9

Level 4 Apprenticeship: 5 GCSEs grade 5-9 and 64 UCAS points

Level 6 Apprenticeship: 5 GCSEs grade 5-9 and minimum 120 UCAS points

Apply

Visit https://ibm.biz/BdYr7k to apply to all of our apprentice roles and Futures scheme!

All information on our application processes can be found on our School Leaver webpage.

IBM Nationwide
08 Feb, 2021
Work Experience Schemes
Your Role and Responsibilities **Please only apply for this programme if you DO NOT have a degree and you are NOT currently studying for one. If you are looking for a University Placement please register your interest for our University Placement Scheme** You might be uncertain about whether to start work, complete an Apprenticeship or go to University. If that's you and you are unsure about what to do next, IBM's Futures Scheme is for you. We offer you an invaluable opportunity to work for a world-leading company, broadening your horizons and giving you a head start in your career. What will you do? You’ll be deployed onto a challenging work placement, where you’ll support and learn from experienced professionals from across IBM. This could be in any area across the company. At the end of the placement, it’s in your hands. If you would like to consider IBM as a long term career then you could apply for our Apprenticeship scheme, or you could go to...
IBM Nationwide
08 Feb, 2021
Intermediate Apprenticeship
Your Role and Responsibilities Have you ever thought 'Why?" "Why does that do that?" "Why can't we do it this way?" "Why is this so difficult to use?" "Wouldn't it be great if we didn't need that any more?" If you spend some of your time thinking about questions like those, then IBM is the perfect place for your career to flourish. Why IBM? IBM has always challenged the way the world interacts, how we communicate with each other and how business works, and it continues to ask the world “why?”. In 2018, IBM had 9,100 new inventions recognised in the U.S. alone, the 26th year in a row we have led the way.  Our new ideas and inventions cover things like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cyber security and quantum computing. 5 IBM colleagues have received Nobel Prizes. As well as challenging ourselves as an organisation to keep inventing and improving, we also make sure we continue to challenge and develop our people with fantastic training and...
IBM Nationwide
08 Feb, 2021
Higher Apprenticeship
Your Role and Responsibilities Learn from the best! Apprenticeships at IBM are all about picking up new skills – and lots of them. It’s three years’ worth of brilliant training, loads of exposure and the kind of experience you simply couldn’t get anywhere else. If you’ve decided to dive straight into the world of work after college (and if you’re as fascinated as we are by technology and how it can change business), our Apprenticeship Scheme is one of the best learning experiences out there. Junior Management Consultant Do you want to learn to engage with clients and help them build technical solutions to their business needs? Do you want to consult with clients across different industries, and turn their business needs into computer code? This role is for you! As a Technical Management Consultant, you will combine cutting edge methodologies and knowledge of the industry with the latest technologies such as Cognitive Systems, Machine...
IBM Nationwide
08 Feb, 2021
Degree Apprenticeship
Your Role and Responsibilities Learn from the best! Apprenticeships at IBM are all about picking up new skills – and lots of them. It’s three years’ worth of brilliant training, loads of exposure and the kind of experience you simply couldn’t get anywhere else. If you’ve decided to dive straight into the world of work after college (and if you’re as fascinated as we are by technology and how it can change business), our Degree Apprenticeship Scheme is one of the best learning experiences out there. Level : 6 Duration : 3 years Entry Requirements :  5 GCSEs grade 5-9, minimum 120 UCAS points  (subject to change dependent on university requirements) In this role you will get Chartered Manager status from the Chartered Manager Institute. Our degree apprentices work in a variety of roles including Project Management, Sales, Business Analysis and Operations Management. Degree apprentices develop a broad range of...
IBM Nationwide
08 Feb, 2021
Degree Apprenticeship
Your Role and Responsibilities Learn from the best! Apprenticeships at IBM are all about picking up new skills – and lots of them. It’s four years’ worth of brilliant training, loads of exposure and the kind of experience you simply couldn’t get anywhere else. If you’ve decided to dive straight into the world of work after college (and if you’re as fascinated as we are by technology and how it can change business), our Degree Apprenticeship Scheme is one of the best learning experiences out there. Level : 6 Duration : 4 years Salary : £20,000 Entry Requirements : 5 GCSEs grade 4-9, minimum 120 UCAS points (subject to change dependent on university requirements) Our technology degree apprentices work in a variety of roles including Cyber Security and Technical Specialists, Project Managers, Prototype Developers, Service Managers, IT Architects, Business Analysts and Application Support. You will develop a broad range...
IBM Nationwide
08 Feb, 2021
Degree Apprenticeship
Your Role and Responsibilities Learn from the best! Apprenticeships at IBM are all about picking up new skills – and lots of them. It’s four years’ worth of brilliant training, loads of exposure and the kind of experience you simply couldn’t get anywhere else. If you’ve decided to dive straight into the world of work after college (and if you’re as fascinated as we are by technology and how it can change business), our Degree Apprenticeship Scheme is one of the best learning experiences out there. Level: 6 Duration: 4 years Salary: £20,000 Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs grade 4-9, minimum 120 UCAS points (subject to change dependent on university requirements) We have design placements available focussing on UX Design, Service Design and Visual Design. You don’t need specify which design speciality you’d like to be considered for, but if you do have a preference please tell us in your application form. If you don’t...
IBM Nationwide
08 Feb, 2021
Work Experience Schemes
Your Role and Responsibilities **Please only apply for this programme if you DO NOT have a degree and you are NOT currently studying for one. If you are looking for a University Placement please register your interest for our University Placement Schemes** You might be uncertain about whether to start work, complete an Apprenticeship or go to University. If that's you and you are unsure about what to do next, IBM's Futures Scheme is for you. We offer you an invaluable opportunity to work for a world-leading company, broadening your horizons and giving you a head start in your career. What will you do? You’ll be deployed onto a challenging work placement, where you’ll support and learn from experienced professionals from across IBM. This could be in any technical area across the company from Software Development to Problem Diagnosis. At the end of the placement, it’s in your hands. If you would like to consider IBM as a long term career then you could apply...
IBM Nationwide
08 Feb, 2021
Advanced Apprenticeship
Your Role and Responsibilities Learn from the best! Apprenticeships at IBM are all about picking up new skills – and lots of them. It’s three years’ worth of brilliant training, loads of exposure and the kind of experience you simply couldn’t get anywhere else. If you’ve decided to dive straight into the world of work after college (and if you’re as fascinated as we are by technology and how it can change business), our Apprenticeship Scheme is one of the best learning experiences out there. Technical Sales Apprentice Do you enjoy communicating with people?  Do you want to learn about innovative technical and industry solutions?  Then join IBM and become an IT Technical Salesperson! As an IT Technical Salesperson you'll build relationships with prospects, clients, Business Partners and IBMers across a whole range of industries.  We'll train you up on IBM's cutting edge technology products and services. This role is very...
IBM Nationwide
08 Feb, 2021
Higher Apprenticeship
Your Role and Responsibilities About the role Do you have a passion for Technology and making it work? We’re looking for people who want to pursue a hands-on technical career working with financial services customers.  People who can roll up their sleeves, get stuck in, and get things delivered for a large UK Based financial services customer.  Sound like you? As a Junior DevOps Engineer you will learn about Agile delivery and be part of a team delivering automation and DevOps expertise for the customer.  The types of problems you’ll face will be varied and the solutions you help create will be innovative.  It could be developing a continuous delivery pipeline, automating the configuration of infrastructure, or orchestrating a set of technical activities to make them repeatable. It will be hard work, you will need to be resilient, but it will be rewarding.  You’ll need to be the type of person who is up for a challenge and likes...
IBM Nationwide
08 Feb, 2021
Advanced Apprenticeship
Your Role and Responsibilities Have you ever thought 'Why?" "Why does that do that?" "Why can't we do it this way?" "Why is this so difficult to use?" "Wouldn't it be great if we didn't need that any more?" If you spend some of your time thinking about questions like those, then IBM is the perfect place for your career to flourish. Why IBM? IBM has always challenged the way the world interacts, how we communicate with each other and how business works, and it continues to ask the world “why?”. In 2018, IBM had 9,100 new inventions recognised in the U.S. alone, the 26th year in a row we have led the way.  Our new ideas and inventions cover things like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cyber security and quantum computing. 5 IBM colleagues have received Nobel Prizes. As well as challenging ourselves as an organisation to keep inventing and improving, we also make sure we continue to challenge and develop our people with fantastic training and...