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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
15 Aug, 2018
Degree Apprenticeship
  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, the IBM's Futures Scheme is for you. The Futures Scheme is our Gap Year program offering a years internship - a try before you commit scheme. We offer you an invaluable opportunity to work with 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. That could be in any area across the company, we currently have Technical Futures working in Software Development, Internet of Things and Hybrid Cloud - all of which are making a difference at IBM. Then, 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 university - the choice is yours! Unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply for the Futures Scheme if you are studying for or have already completed an undergraduate degree. Those eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship are eligible for this scheme.
IBM Nationwide
15 Aug, 2018
Degree Apprenticeship
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, the IBM's Futures Scheme is for you. The Futures Scheme is our Gap Year program offering a years internship - a try before you commit scheme. We offer you an invaluable opportunity to work with 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. That could be in any area across the company, we currently have Business Futures working in Recruitment, supporting Clients and working internally to make us more effective - all of which are making a difference at IBM. Then, 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 university - the choice is yours!  Unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply for the Futures Scheme if you are studying for or have already completed an undergraduate degree. Those eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship are eligible for this scheme.
IBM Nationwide
15 Aug, 2018
Degree Apprenticeship
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 of technical and business skills, including: information systems, systems development, data, cyber security , business organisations, project management and computer & network infrastructure.  You will also take modules to develop your skills in a technical specialism.  There's an opportunity to experience University life and meet apprentices from other organisations during days at University and interactive learning sessions.  
IBM Nationwide
15 Aug, 2018
Degree Apprenticeship
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 management skills including: operational strategy, project management, finance, sales & marketing, digital business & new technologies, stakeholder, customer & supplier management, communication, leadership and personal effectiveness.  There's an opportunity to experience University life and meet apprentices from other organisations. On our Pearson College rotational degree apprenticeship, some of our apprentices have the opportunity to experience a work placement at a different organisation.
IBM Nationwide
15 Aug, 2018
Higher Apprenticeship
Do you want to learn the fundamentals of consulting, as well as develop your skills to kick-start your career? This role is for you! As a Junior Management Consultant, you will combine cutting edge methodologies and knowledge of the industry with the latest technologies to deliver the best projects for a diverse range of clients. You’ll be responsible for understanding and interpreting clients’ needs, using evidence to support recommendations and supporting proposals and the creation of solutions to help our clients improve their business outcomes!
IBM Nationwide
15 Aug, 2018
Higher Apprenticeship
As an Associate Project Manager, you’ll receive the exposure and opportunities you need to learn what it takes to be a project manager. You will work closely with experienced IBMers in an interactive and collaborative environment. In this role, you’ll be continuously implementing and developing your problem solving skills, building relationships and interacting with clients. You will also be responsible for understanding what needs to be achieved on projects, as well as organising how it will be achieved by implementing time-scales and discussing costs. This role is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop fundamental skills that you can utilize throughout your career as well as networking with IBMers and clients from around the world!
IBM Nationwide
15 Aug, 2018
Higher Apprenticeship
At IBM Software Testers are essential in the development of client solutions! You will become an expert at finding and fixing problems, before they become issues! In this role, you will be assisting our key clients as they introduce new technologies and software into their businesses. You’ll also be responsible for designing and preparing test plans, reporting test activity results and most importantly, playing a vital role in your team! If you are enthusiastic, curious, have the desire to be analytical and creatively solve problems! You’ll also enjoy being a part of an integrated team!  
IBM Nationwide
15 Aug, 2018
Higher Apprenticeship
Are you interested in the opportunity to become an Application Developer, a Blue Mix App Developer or a Web Developer? Then the Software Developer Apprenticeship is for you! In this role you will learn how to write, build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers whilst also developing effective user interfaces, link code to data sources and analyse test results to correct errors! At IBM you’ll be given the chance to work with ground-breaking technologies and be continually making a difference!
IBM Nationwide
15 Aug, 2018
Advanced Apprenticeship
Do you enjoy taking on a challenge, being analytical and working with the latest technology? Then the Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship is for you! Infrastructure Technicians provide support to internal and external clients, helping them to be productive when using technologies to meet their needs, by using cutting-edge tools to problem solve. This role is very rewarding, but also challenging, as you keep up to date with the latest technologies to meet the continuously evolving requirements of IBM!