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About IBM

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

IBM's School Leaver Roles

Do you know what you want to do after your A-Levels (or equivalent)?

1. University is the right choice for me:

During your time at university check out IBM's 12 month University Placement, Summer Internship  & Graduate roles! 

2. I want to go straight to work & earn whilst I learn:

Roles could include: • Software Developer • Test Engineer • Junior Management Consultant • Junior Technical Consultant • Technology Sales • Chartered Business Management Degree Apprenticeship  • Digital and Technology Degree Apprenticeship  •Design Degree Apprenticeship. All with a starting salary of £20,000!

3.I haven’t made my decision yet

Why not take a year out to make your decision and join IBM's 12 month Futures Gap Year Scheme! starting salary is £18,000 plus a £1,000 bonus.

If you are exploring your options post-education, IBM School Leaver Schemes will enable you to gain the experience, skills and contacts you need to start building a bright future. The choice of scheme is yours. You’ll work on real projects, with real clients and real bottom-line deliverables. IBM's opportunities will give you everything you need to build a successful career.

Where would I be based?

Typical Base Locations: • London • Manchester • Portsmouth • Preston • Warwick • Winchester

What grades do I need? 

Advanced/Higher Apprenticeship: 5 GCSEs: Grade 4-9 including Maths and English. 2 years in further education

For Futures Gap Year Scheme: 5 GCSEs: Grade 4-9 including Maths and English. 2 years in further education

Degree Apprenticeships: 5 GCSEs: Grade 4-9 Minimum of 120 UCAS points, 2 years in further education

What will it be like to work at IBM?

When you join IBM you will become part of the ‘Foundation’ Early Professional community alongside Apprentices, Futures students, University Placement students and Graduates. As part of this community you will be assigned an Early Professional Manager (in addition to your day-to-day Task manager). Your Early Professional Manager will be with you every step of the way, ensuring you get the experience you need to get to the next step in your career. They will support you with your training and development and to giveback to the community both inside and outside of IBM.

Now you know the process, what are IBM actually looking for?

IBM have 8 core competencies: 

Adaptability • Communication • Client Focus • Creative Problem Solving • Drive • Teamwork • Passion for IBM • Taking Ownership

When you apply consider how you can demonstrate these competencies!

Perks, Training and Development

You will also benefit from IBM rewards – offering discounted cinema tickets, high street store discounts and more! Depending on your role, you may get a company phone to keep in touch with your clients and colleagues if you go off site. There’s a huge community of young people at IBM meaning you can carry on the fun outside of work! You will be assigned an Early Professional Manager to oversee your personal and professional development. You’ll also be given a company laptop so that you can work on the go.

How to apply

Complete IBM's registration of interest form by clicking on the Apply Now button - and IBM will be in touch when roles become available.

Good luck from all of us at Uptree! 

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