We’re a company that’s dedicated itself to creating a smarter planet and to do this we need smart people. That’s why, when you join IBM, you’ll be surrounded by a diverse set of the best and brightest minds anywhere. For you, this means collaboration and a fast tracked career path. You’ll learn more, contribute more and feel more valued in an environment where everyone has the same goal, and the same passion to make the planet we live on smarter.
IBM’s personalised career development programs will help you move in exactly the direction you want to. And the tools, technology and support available to you will help you get there. Fast.
Individual development plan
Your career path will be as individual as you are. You might choose to move vertically, you might prefer to deepen your knowledge in your field of expertise or you might decide to make lateral moves to broaden your range of skills. Whichever path you choose, you will create an individual development plan each year to help you to continue to grow. It helps identify the skills you need to fulfil current and future business commitments, and the available prospects to improve those skills. It is also a great opportunity to discuss your career aspirations, job satisfaction, skills and competency gaps, and priorities for learning with your manager.
Personal Business Commitments
IBM's success depends on how well all employees achieve individual goals and contribute to the company's strategic objectives. The PBC program is the means by which all IBM employees worldwide set their goals for the year and get evaluated on their performance. This program reinforces IBM's high-performance culture and differentiates employees based on their contribution to the company. To sustain marketplace leadership, we maintain an environment where every employee is rewarded to encourage them to perform at an exceptional level.
Is management your goal? IBM has an award-winning management development program that can enable you to develop effective leadership skills to help you move ahead as you lead in a high-performance culture.
We have produced career roadmaps that help plan your career within IBM. These maps will help identify what skills you need and how to gain proficiency in these. They also detail what specific experiences you need and projects you need to have worked on to move up the next step on the career ladder. They will help you understand what relevant education you need and will show you, where appropriate, when you will be able to achieve professional accreditation within your profession. They are essentially a guide and a map to help you plan your career.
‘Your career’ portal
We have created the ‘Your career’ website to help you manage your career in IBM. All the things you need to perform online career-related tasks and activities are accessible in one easy place – from managing your objectives to creating your Individual Development Plan. This tool also helps you find available projects, jobs, mentors and provides a personalised all-in-one status of your career development tasks and activities.
The IBM professions structure provides career paths for skills and capability development with job categories and job roles. If you ever face any professional, career and development challenges, an excellent source of support is the IBM Professions community. There are communities of practitioners with similar skills sets, who share best practice and intellectual capital.