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Welcome to consulting careers at IBM


‘Consulting’. It’s such a dry word. But why should it be? We believe the imagination and insight of our consultants can consistently and noticeably improve the world around us. Whether you’re new to the industry or an experienced professional, this is a career where you can develop in many different ways and turn your hand to a wide range of projects. If you’re the kind of person who seeks out opportunities and takes charge of your own development, IBM is the place for you.

 

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Why IBM?

 

You probably already know that we’re a successful, global company. You may have heard about some of our work. But what is it that makes a career as a consultant at IBM truly different? Here’s what the people who actually work here have told us:

World-class clients

We make a point of partnering with creative, high-profile organisations – in fact, globally, we work with more than two thirds of the world’s 50 most innovative companies.

Work that matters

This isn’t just about the big projects. This is about projects that excite, inspire, push things forward. Projects that matter – not just to us, or our clients, but to the wider world. Algae watch (Levävahti) for instance is a new mobile phone application encouraging citizens to participate in environmental observation. Algae Watch is designed for all those interested in monitoring the condition of waters on whose shores or surface they spend time. Observations can be reported while at the beach or a waterfront cottage, as well as during boating or walking a dog along a shoreline. Reports on the absence of algae are also important. Similar applications are being continuously developed at international level. Reports provided through such applications supplement traditional environmental monitoring by the authorities. We also work with Helsinki the only Nordic city elected to IBM smarter cities Challenge program. In the program we help Helsinki to join and visualize more effectively and in new ways information about the city. Smarter Cities Challenge Award is a valuable and outstanding reward to Helsinki’s investments in information society.

A rich variety of projects

If you’re not careful, niches can become trenches. Not here. The sheer scope of what we work on means you’ll have the opportunity to explore new types of projects, across nearly every industry area. Here, you’ll have the freedom to align yourself with the kind of projects that interest you – if you’re proactive and committed enough to seek them out.

Resources at your fingertips

The sheer breadth of IBM’s capability means your projects need never be restricted in scope. We’re home to expertise in everything from software and hardware through to construction and ecology. We also benefit from the backing of a global, highly-funded and highly-regarded research and development department – IBM Research – which regularly delivers breakthroughs in a range of areas, from studying solar energy in the Middle East to developing systems to help improve safety on city streets. So, if you believe your client could benefit from taking a broader look at the challenges they’re facing, you can speak up with confidence.

Award-winning training & development

In 2009, Fortune magazine ranked IBM as the best company for leaders – probably because we’ve worked hard to create an environment where you can constantly add to your expertise. First, we’ll put together a personalised career development plan that’ll map out a path to where you want to go. Then, you’ll be able to take advantage of the vast range of training available – from e-learning courses, to classroom tutoring. And the best thing is, where you take your career is entirely up to you: you can develop vertically, horizontally, across different specialisms or within just one. Whether you want to grow your expertise in consultancy, sales, delivery or the technical side of projects, we can help you.

Inspiring colleagues

If you want advice on a project, it’s never far away. After all, our culture’s built around collaboration. Rest assured, too, that you’ll have some inspirational people to turn to: some of our colleagues here have won Nobel Prizes, Turing Awards and countless industry accolades – including, recently, an MCA IT Consultant award. Even in their lives away from work, our people accomplish amazing things. Many of us are active in the Corporate Service Corps program (US) and in charity work through On Demand Community. Others are studying diplomas or post graduate degrees; or have developed technical expertise in their own time. All of which, we find, makes for a far more interesting place to work.

Strength & stability

Innovation’s not something new to us. In fact, we’ve been pushing boundaries for over 100 years. We were behind the personal computer, the first ever calculator, the mainframe computer, the memory chip and games console chips. We’ve even developed NASA technology that enabled man to land on the moon, speech recognition and supercomputers that are used for everything from monitoring climate change to beating people at gameshows. Ours is a business with strong roots - and a healthy future of growth. Not because we want to tread the same paths to success. But because we’re intrigued. We’re fascinated by the future. And we’re constantly looking for the next big thing. Much like you.

Values you can be proud of

We live and work by strong ethical standards here at IBM (in fact, we’ve been ranked #1 in Covalence’s EthicalQuote assessment of 581 large companies worldwide). So, as you might imagine, there’s a lot you can get involved in. Every year, thousands of our employees give up many hours of their own time to volunteer and help local communities, schools and charities. But for us, all that isn’t enough. We want to arm our people with the tools and skills they need to become inspirational volunteers. So, we launched On Demand Community, a website for IBM employees (and retired employees) that hosts a vast range of tools and information to help you improve as a volunteer, as well as a searchable link to volunteer opportunities near you. You can even organise your own event, and draw on the skills of IBM consultants around the world.


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Business Areas

 

Global Business Services is part of Global Services, the world's largest services company - we have consultants and professional staff in more than 170 countries. As you might expect, we have developed vast amounts of expertise, across many different industries. We’ve driven growth in the telecommunications industry. We’ve managed the multichannel world of media. We’ve optimised complex supply chains. We’ve helped build intelligent oil fields.

What will you do? Broadly speaking, our consultants work within various different service lines, which are defined by the services we provide to our clients and the industries in which we go to market. You can build your career in one or more of these areas, focusing deeply in a particular discipline or developing expertise across several. Here’s how it breaks down:



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Service lines you can join

Strategy & Transformation

We bring together strategy and process consulting skills, change management expertise and industry insight, to help clients transform their businesses. In Strategy & Transformation, you’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary team organised around one of our clients’ business areas: Business and Customer, Operations & Supply Chain, Organisation & People, Finance & Risk, or Technology. You would be working closely with colleagues from other service lines, and from across IBM, to create that fusion of business insight and deep technology expertise that differentiates an IBM solution.

Business Analytics & Optimisation (BAO)

In today’s market conditions, there’s a lot of opportunity to help clients improve the way they work, make efficiencies and predict their future performance. This is why we’re investing heavily in Business Analytics. Our expertise helps clients see patterns in vast amounts of data, and make intelligent, fact-based business decisions. We have five areas of focus here that you can be part of: Strategy, Business Intelligence and Performance Management; Advanced Analytics and Optimisation; Enterprise Information Management; and Enterprise Content Management.

SAP

Simply put, we’re the largest SAP integrator in the world. We’re also the only SAP partner that holds all three certifications – global services, technology and hosting. We’ve more than 10,000 SAP practitioners; we’ve helped some 5000 clients worldwide; and we’ve a broad range of capabilities – consulting, infrastructure and applications, in-depth support, and operational and management processes. What does this mean to you? Well, you’ll play a key role in developing, selling and managing complex, groundbreaking projects. You’ll be able to draw on a broad portfolio of skills and services. And you’ll be part of a team that’s won many awards for its work (in fact, we were named SAP Partner of the Year in 2009).

Maximo®

IBM’s solution for Enterprise Asset Management helps organizations to efficiently and effectively manage assets throughout their lifecycles. It is used by more than 10 000 enterprises including 300 in Nordics. By combining a unified, service oriented architecture software platform with qualified technical and business process consultancy services we help our clients exploit new efficiencies and maximize asset value while cutting management costs. For you, it means the opportunity to play an important role in implementation projects and support to our clients. You will be member of a team working at a high tempo and are passionate about our product MAXIMO and the business benefit it can generate for customers.

Application Innovation Services

In Application Innovation Services we’ve a single mission: to help IBM clients innovate and grow by applying advanced technologies, developing applications and bringing together complex systems. Our consultants bring wide-ranging expertise – in everything from wireless and mobile technologies, to web-based application development and enterprise integration. For you, this is a chance to join the leader in the application services market and one of the fastest growing service providers in the industry.

Application Management Services

How can we help clients add functionality and manage the cost at the same time? This is the conundrum our Application Management Services consultants answer. They deliver expertise across the entire applications spectrum, and apply a range of technologies, from the traditional to the most-leading-edge web capabilities. There are a number of areas to tackle: new solutions, enhancements of existing applications, end user support and application maintenance – giving you the opportunity to turn your hand to a variety of challenges.

Student Opportunities

A student internship with IBM isn’t just a job. It’s an opportunity to work for a world leader, where you’ll be respected and rewarded for the contribution that you make to our business. We’re looking for our future leaders and you could be one of them. Our internship programmes will give you the opportunity to obtain relevant skills, practical on-the-job experience and build your own business network.


Where you can specialise

It goes without saying that our clients want us to build intricate knowledge of their businesses. This is why we’re constantly on the lookout for people who have, or can gain, deep industry expertise. Below are the areas of specialist experience we look for – and the kind of areas you can develop knowledge in when you join us.

So, whether you’re an individual contributor or large-scale project leader, a business process or technical professional, a deep industry specialist or someone who has worked across industries, we can offer you an ideal home for your expertise.

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What we look for

 

Like every business, we’ve got competencies and skills for our roles. But the deal-breaker’s something far more personal: we want to see qualities that inspire us. Clearly, everyone’s different; but we’ve found that the very best consultants – whether they’re experienced hands or new to this – have a few things in common:

A love of collaboration

Great things aren’t achieved by keeping your head down and simply getting on with your work. Join us and we’ll want you to look up. Ask questions. Share your opinions, ideas and knowledge. And benefit from the intelligence, imagination and experience of the people around you – because there’s a lot to take advantage of.

A way with people

It’s impossible to exaggerate how important relationships are here. Personal networks are key to exploring all the opportunities available – and getting the best results. Our projects are often complex and multi-layered, and they’ll inevitably involve a broad team of people with varying specialist skills – colleagues and clients. You’ll need to bring all these disparate talents together. You’ll take responsibility for making things happen. And you’ll inspire trust from everyone you work with.

Broad interests

Brilliant ideas can come from anywhere – not just what you’ve learnt at work. That’s why we’ve created an environment where people can draw on and pursue things that interest them. We have consultants here who are artists, scientists and Nobel Prize winners. We have students and parents. Some of our people run charities and small businesses in their spare time. The fact is, everyone here is all different. And they all bring wonderful and diverse interests to the workplace. So that’s what we’ll look for from you: a background that says you’re intrigued by the world around you and eager to learn and explore further. Because part of what makes IBM IBM is that we’re not just interested in our results; we’re interested in the wider world too.

Determination

In a nutshell: you’ve got gravitas, you’re able to influence people at every level, and you’ll always make sure we deliver. You take a disciplined, methodical approach to your work – and always push for quality. It can be demanding: there will be a fair bit of hard graft and travel, and because you’re partnering with some of the top companies in the world, the bar will be set high. But then, why would you want it any other way?

Skills & experience

Essentially, what we look for in our consultants is a depth of expertise. Do you need specific consulting experience? Absolutely not. We’re always on the lookout for industry experts to join us, and if you can bring specialist knowledge in any of our service lines, we can offer you the training you’ll need to become a fantastic consultant. That’s not to say we’re not demanding: whatever your background, we like to speak to people who’ve consistently delivered truly great results. People whose achievements will inspire us.



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Gun Blom Lundgren

GBS Partner & Country Leader Sweden FSS Sector

Gun enjoys being in the IBM world of opportunities

What do you do in IBM?

“I’m a Partner and Swedish leader for the banking and insurance client sector in IBM Global Business Services. As a Partner, I have the full responsibility for business development, delivery, financial follow up and client satisfaction for my client, and it is something I truly enjoy.”

IBM is a world of opportunities and it’s up to you to choose from them.“The banking and insurance sector is very interesting and exciting. As a result of the past years financial crisis and new regulations in the banking and insurance sector, many companies are undergoing large transformations, both from a business perspective and IT wise. There is a lot going on, and I am always confident that we in IBM have the right mix of tools and skills to partner up with the companies and help them succeed with their change programs.”

What’s your story in IBM?

“I have had a long and interesting journey in IBM. I started off as a graduate doing my master thesis for IBM and after delivering that, I was offered a position. I have tried out a great variety of different roles in many different parts of the organization, both locally and internationally. Just to pick some, I’ve been in Marketing, Sales, Sourcing, HR and IT and now I’m doing a deep dive into the Finance and Insurance sector! This is really one of the most compelling things about this company – IBM is a world of opportunities and it’s up to you to choose from them.”

“If you ask me why I have been so long in IBM, the answer is really quite simple: There is always a new challenge waiting for me around the corner. I don’t have to change company to change job, I can easily do that within IBM.”

What makes IBM a great place to work?

You grow as a professional, every day.“Because IBM is a global player with a wide portfolio of products and services, you get a unique possibility to always be active in the "hot areas" at the right time. That makes you grow as a professional, every day.”

“My biggest drivers are to work with people and clients and in my job I can combine both. I know that because I work together with the best people, I am able to provide value to our clients and actually make a difference in the end.”

“Another great thing about IBM is that we provide multiple career paths so depending on your skills and preferences you can become a great leader, a well respected senior consultant, an eminent seller or a deep technical expert.”

Any advice for new joiners in IBM?

“Speak up about your preferences and don’t be afraid to go a bit outside your comfort zone. When you take on a new challenge there are always people to ask if there is something you don’t know.”

“Network building is key in IBM. Take every chance to expand your network as it will really help you in finding your way around this big, differentiated and exiting business. Also, you should regardless of seniority get a mentor that can assist you in understanding our organization and business.”

“One might say IBM is a demanding employer. I say: you are constantly rewarded by inspiration, because you will be working with great people, challenging assignments and interesting clients. And who doesn’t want that?”

Jacob Love

Sales Lead BAO

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What is your IBM story?

I think IBM is really quite unique being one of the world’s largest job buffets.“I think my IBM journey is a little different from many of my colleagues as I have not only moved back and forth between different roles but also professions, having been in operations, project management, consulting and sales. If it hadn’t been for that I would probably not have ended up in sales as it was not on my mind when I joined IBM.” I think IBM is really quite unique being one of the world’s largest job buffets.

“First, I was hired as a student worker in 2004 and as such I got to do hands on practical things, but I also got the chance to take responsibility for a number of smaller areas which was quite educational. Then, after finalizing my master in Business Administration and Computer Science at Copenhagen Business School I got a permanent employment in the end of 2005. I started off working with Business Operations for an Executive within the Maersk account and when he left for another role I followed, moving into a role as project manager with clients in the public sector after which I moved into a Go To Market role.”

“And now, I just joined yet another new area for me namely as the GBS sales lead for Business Analytics and Optimization (BAO). Which obviously once again means I have the possibility to build new skills and knowledge, so it’s very exciting?”

What makes IBM a great place to work?

If you can’t find the job you are looking for in IBM you should really consider if you should be in the IT business at all. “I have been given the opportunity to try out a number of different things. In that sense I think IBM is really quite unique being one of the world’s largest job buffets and the possibilities are almost endless. If you can’t find the job you are looking for in IBM you should really consider if you should be in the IT business at all.”

“Looking at IBM as a whole we are one of the most respected IT companies in the world and it feels great to be able to bring that combined strength to your customer. IBM is in essence a globally aligned company - not just an international company, the advantage being the ability to leverage our global knowledge base and experience directly into any client deal anywhere in the world, by knowing how to collaborate and what to expect. Something I have tried with great success on clients here in Denmark."

“Another thing that amazes me is that despite its size and complexity, IBM has the ability to not only adapt to, but also lead in a changing business environment. Look for example at our On Demand (US) and Smarter Planet (US) initiatives. Few can do this like IBM.”

Any advice for new joiners in IBM?

“IBM is not an easy organization to grasp and understand, so take that extra time up front to understand it and it will help you significantly, not only in succeeding in your job, but in shaping a successful career at IBM.”

“Don’t forget, that you are in charge of your own career. You can’t sit back and wait for things to happen. But if you go out there and make a point of what you want it will eventually happen.”

“Build a strong network across the organisation. I rely on my network that I built up over the years for doing my job, building my career, mentoring and much more. A good way to kick start your network is to find a buddy and/or a mentor in the organization. With a mentor you can look ahead and get a more senior perspective on things while a buddy is a peer that can help with more concrete areas of your role.”

“And, never forget that our clients are the key to our business and working close to the client is an experience that I think everyone should have.”

Lena Biberg

SAP Consultant

Lena shows students the consulting side of IBM

What do you do in IBM?

“Today, I’m in the PRIO project which is developing and implementing a common ERP system based on the SAP platform for the Swedish Defense (Read more ). I mainly work as an SAP consultant in the sales area and have been in PRIO since June 2009.”

“When I first came to IBM in 2009 I started off with SAP training in London. Then, waiting for security clearance to start in PRIO I asked my mentor if he had any advice on what I could do and he saw an opportunity in Arla where he was working. I tried many different roles and that was a really good learning period getting started in IBM for real”

“Besides my assignments I together with another quite newly graduated IBM:er are running the network “Employer Branding”. We arrange smaller events for students with the purpose to brand IBM as a consulting business. We really want to show people that IBM is so much more than hardware and technology and that we have a large consulting services unit (Global Business Services) with a broad skill base and various exiting consulting assignments. I am also the Learning & Knowledge Lead for Sweden since august this year.”

So, what brought you to IBM?

“A friend of a friend heard IBM was looking for SAP consultants and she had already applied and thought I should apply also because it would be a job that would suite me. I actually found out the day before the last day of application but managed to send one. I did not even know IBM had SAP consulting business and the next thing I was called for an interview and what can I say… It clicked!”

“Before that, I studied technology at KTH in and economics at Stockholm University in parallel with different side jobs. For example I worked in a automobile company for many years. Later I was one of the Project Managers for the Quarneval 2005, which is the biggest student event in northern Europe being arranged every third year in Stockholm.”

What makes IBM a great place to work?

Have your eyes open and be prepared to grab the opportunities.“There are so many skilled people with so many different backgrounds to access in IBM – Not just locally, there’s always someone somewhere out there when you need something.”

“As a new graduate in IBM you are given a fast track to becoming a senior consultant. Big assignments mean many different things to do and you pick up a lot of information from your surroundings as well.”

“Another thing is you don’t have to know or decide up front in what area you wish to grow you career. You can decide as you go when you get more and more insight.”

Any advice for new joiners in IBM?

“You can’t just sit down and wait for others to tell you what to do all the time. Have your eyes open and be prepared to grab the opportunities and you will soon find something new and exiting.”

“Also, in IBM it is ok to be inexperienced. People know that you are new and you will grow with the tasks. And the graduate group is a strong network who is there for you.”

Ole Christian Bergersen

Program Manager

Ole Christian made a fast ride to a senior position

What do you do in IBM?

“My career progression in IBM has been steep and fast! In only 4 years I have managed to go from graduate to a role as Global Program Manager, responsible towards the client for delivery Excellence on all GBS lead projects for one of the largest client accounts in Norway. I think few companies could offer such a development.”

“So how is this possible? Well, I joined IBM as a graduate in 2007 and almost immediately got into an assignment working in the project management office for the same client. Working in a project management office proved a perfect school to quickly learn how both IBM and the client do business. I was also lucky to be surrounded by many very experienced IBM:ers with deep knowledge that they gladly shared with me.”

My career progression in IBM has been steep and fast. “Since then I have altered roles in the account several times working as proposal team lead and project manager which has been very educational. And now, only a bit more than 4 years later I was appointed a senior role as Program Manager.”

What brought you to IBM?

“This is quite a funny story actually. During my studies for a Master in Strategy & Leadership at the Norwegian School of Management I had a professor who was a big fan of IBM. He based a whole class on the former IBM CIO Louis V. Gerstner Jr’s book “Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?” which is a change story about IBM’s historic turnaround in the 90’s. We had several exams and deliverables related to the book. At the same time a position in the Strategy & Change area opened in IBM and I decided to apply even tough it was a senior position. I did not get the job but IBM asked if they could keep my CV and of course they could. I found another job in a software company but less than half a year later I got a call from IBM who now could offer a position more suitable for a junior like me. Obviously the IBM knowledge I gained during my university class was at great help and applying in the first place proved to be the right move!”

What makes IBM a great place to work?

“Undoubtedly the two top things that come to my mind are possibilities and opportunities! You will get interesting and challenging assignments if you are willing to grab them when they arise.”

“I also really value the freedom in IBM. Focus is on your results and deliverables rather than where and when you work so you can create a good work/life balance.”

Any advice for new joiners in IBM?

IBM has a very open climate and people want to help you.“Don’t be afraid to talk to new people regardless of their position or seniority. IBM has a very open climate and people want to help you. Your network is the key to success. We use Lotus Notes Sametime chat as a daily work tool and I think it’s an excellent way to quickly find the information and help needed. Personally, I have never had a formally appointed mentor since many of the seniors in my network works for me as informal mentors. And considering how many they are, the coverage of topics I can ask about is extraordinary.”

“You should also be proactive trying out new things. Grasp whatever opportunity coming your way even if you find it too challenging at first glance. Then use your network when you need support. In an organization like IBM there is always someone that has the answer to your query.”

Karri Karanko

DPE e-commerce & Portals

Give back makes Karri a proud IBM'er

What is your IBM story?

“I joined IBM’s Nokia Account eight years ago as a university hire. I was studying Computer Science at the Helsinki University of Technology and had previous Nokia experience from a summer traineeship. Given the chance to join IBM, I decided it was better for me to work with a company which has IT in the core business.”

“The following three years I was working as a part time IT Specialist. My focus was on application development and web analytics. Later I got a full time employment and for the past five years I’ve been working with project management in Application Management Services.”

“During my IBM career I have also experienced a foreign assignment. I was landed to Amsterdam for six months to plan and execute a project for a Dutch financial institution known as the ING Bank. This was a very eye opening experience for me as a consultant and as an IBM’er.”

“Right now it’s quite an interesting moment for me as I’m just about to enter a new role as an AMS Delivery Project Executive for e-commerce and portal accounts. So it’s a time of changes in my world.”

“From a personal point of view I have really taken advantage of how IBM offers a good career growth through a mix of interesting assignments and professional development in terms of PM accreditation & certification. One thing’s for sure – You don’t get bored here!”

What makes IBM a great place to work?

One thing’s for sure – You don’t get bored here!“I find it both amazing and inspiring that we are so global. There are people from all over the world in IBM and in my first project we were actually 21 different nationalities out of 60 people in total. Imagine that!”

“Besides being global, we also have a lot more than services to offer our clients. We cover the whole spectrum from Hardware, Software, IT and Business Services to Analytics and Financing. Our clients can get everything from the same partner.”

“Then, of course our people themselves! We have so many great people with excellent skills available. I know that I can always find people to help me and that I can reach outside Finland if I need to.”

“Mentoring is another great thing with this company. I’ve always had a mentor since I started in IBM and have also been a mentor myself. It’s very developing to be able to both share your own experience and use them to advice others as well as get advice form others more senior or with other experiences.”

Any advice for new joiners in IBM?

We have so many great people with excellent skills available.“Not convinced yet? Take a look at our web site and the studies we offer. For example look into the “Smarter Planet Initiative (US) ” or “CIO Study” - It makes me proud to see how IBM gives back to the community.”

“Once you join us should really spend some time on getting to know the people and processes and stay updated on what IBM is doing - both locally and globally.”


 

Support & Benefits

 

When you join Global Business Services, you become part of a far-reaching network of expertise. One that has developed and evolved over more than 100 years. Needless to say, then, that you won’t need to look far for advice, insight and support. But what else can you expect from us?



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Work/life balance

Our consultants are extraordinary people: they balance client commitments, travel, education, family and outside interests. And that’s why we’ve worked hard to create a workplace culture and environment that enables this to happen. So, we’ll give you the opportunity to work longer hours some days, shorter hours others; the ability to work from home or an IBM location nearer to home; and options such as part-time employment, leave of absence programmes and flexible work-week schedules. All of which means you can balance the demands of your job with your interests and home life with far more ease.

Benefits and Compensation

At IBM we understand the importance of knowing about your pay and benefits. IBM’s total compensation package ensures you are paid competitively for your performance, knowledge, and skills. As well, our wide variety of benefits provides you with the resources and peace of mind you need to focus on IBM’s key business objectives. Your pay will be influenced not just by the success of the business, but by the results you deliver. As well as your monthly base salary, you can earn extra rewards from programmes such as profit-sharing bonuses, incentive plans or awards – depending on your role and the specific compensation programmes we have in place for a particular period. So, for example: when our business objectives exceed the plan and you perform at the highest level, you'll have the chance to get well compensated.

Culture

Consulting is collaborative effort: most often, you’ll work as part of a project team. Early on in your career, you’ll learn from senior members of your practice and working side by side with other business and technology professionals from around the world. It is a fast-paced, stimulating environment. It’s full of challenge, but also filled with opportunities to grow, learn, develop and achieve. The potential is there for those who proactively seek it out.

Career planning

We help our people take ownership of their careers and build their expertise. Every year, we’ll work together to document your goals and establish a Development Plan based around your aspirations. This helps you identify the skills you’ll need and see what prospects are available to improve those skills. It’s also a great opportunity to discuss your career ambitions, job satisfaction, priorities, skills and competency gaps with your manager.

Career paths

While most traditional consulting firms offer a single route to a leadership position, we have four career paths that focus on our consulting, sales, project management and technical competencies. This works by focusing on your strengths and interests in one or more disciplines:

  • Partner – client management, practice development, engagement sales and delivery
  • Sales Executive – client relationship and sales
  • Delivery Executive – project management
  • Distinguished Engineer – technical capabilities

What’s more, because you’ll be joining a large global organisation with many different business units, you’ll have access to career opportunities throughout IBM – including strategy, marketing, sales, finance and human resources, and many others. That’s something our competitors simply cannot match.

Support network

We want you to use your knowledge and expertise to help our clients solve their most-important business problems. And we’ll give you a comprehensive support network to enable you to do this. Your Career Manager will be there to guide you in planning your career and improving your performance. A Resource Manager will work with you to get you placed into assignments as soon as possible and, when you’re working on a project, you’ll of course have a Project Manager to set day-to-day objectives. We’ll also give you a ‘buddy’ – someone to welcome you into IBM, show you the ropes and be there for any questions you have.

Training

Broadly speaking, we offer our consultants two types of education. Professional Development Education focuses on core consulting capabilities, delivery excellence including project management, leadership development and sales skills. Industry, Service Offering or technical education, meanwhile, focuses more on specific areas that are crucial to the industry or service offering you work within. As well as that, there’s a broad curriculum of training available. Everybody here has access to e-learning – allowing you to take the training you need, when you need it. There’s also classroom training and instructor-led workshops to help support and accelerate your development every step of the way.

Diversity

Not only is diversity the right thing to do, it makes good business sense: after all, diverse ideas and approaches give our clients the best solutions. This is why we’ve developed a number of innovative programmes and policies, and created a culture that helps us all understand and appreciate the rich diversity of thought and perspective it brings.
Our networking groups are one of our biggest strengths. Many companies implement their diversity strategies and policies via their managers or HR department. Here, it’s our people who identify issues and then work on solutions. For example, we’ve developed a Blue Talent programme, a unique Development Programme for High Potential Women and Ethnic Minorities.
Diversity is an integral part of our make-up, and from the very top down, considered essential to our future success. It’s the way we’ve always done business, and it’s the way we intend to do business in the future.

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There are a vast range of opportunities available for you at IBM. Varied projects. Diverse clients. And a number of different roles to suit your qualifications and interests. You can start exploring them right here.


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To make your job search as straightforward as possible, the links below will take you to all the roles currently available by service line.

Whichever role you choose, you’ll need to apply online via our website. Here’s how the process works:

  1. Simply select a job opening (or more than one), complete our standard application form and attach your CV to the application.
  2. Your CV will be reviewed initially by one of our recruitment team and then by one of our hiring managers
  3. The selection process will differ slightly depending on which type of role you are applying for. To be able to get to know you and your skills better there might be several rounds of interviews for the position.

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