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 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


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


Visit 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
14 Feb, 2019
Higher Apprenticeship
Do you want to learn the fundamentals of consulting, as well as develop your technical skills to kick-start your career? This role is for you!  As a Technical 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, supporting proposals with a focus on the technical implementation of solutions to help our clients improve their business outcomes!  You don’t need to be studying a technical A-Level or equivalent, we accept all subject backgrounds.
IBM Nationwide
14 Feb, 2019
Higher Apprenticeship
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 rewarding but also very challenging, so you'll need to be enthusiastic and hard working!  You don’t need to be studying a technical A-Level or equivalent, we accept all subject backgrounds. 
IBM Nationwide
14 Feb, 2019
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
14 Feb, 2019
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.