Your benefits

Social activity

On the social side, there are lots of student networking opportunities including sporting events, social events, volunteering programmes and recognition events … all of which will give you an experience that is second to none.

In association with Universities and Institutes of Technology, IBM provides placements to students enrolled in degree programmes. The placements are are organised around the College degree programme and normally run from February/March to September/October. A student placement with IBM is the ideal opportunity to develop your Technical, business and personal skills.

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Support & training

How we support you

For the day-to-day things, you’ll have a Task Manager who’ll help you with new tasks, manage your workload and give you the opportunity to get involved with new projects.

During the year you'll have regular reviews with both your task manager and your professional development manager to assess how you’re doing.

You’ll also have two IBM Buddies. You can talk to these professionals about absolutely anything: they are there to support you in anyway they can, and it’s good to be able to chat to somebody outside your own team sometimes!

Your training & development

We look for people who want to focus on continuously building their skills and knowledge in line with the ever changing business environment, it goes without saying that continuous learning and development is really important to us at IBM.

Learning support starts even before you join the company with out Pre Hire Induction website which will tell you everything you need to know before you start with us.

You’ll start your IBM career with an induction course that will help you understand more about IBM and how we operate. You will join with a number of other graduates, so you’ll also take part in valuable team building exercises and give you an instant network of friends.

Following induction, you'll be paired with a 'Buddy', who will help you settle into your role at IBM. You'll work with your Manager to create an Individual Development Plan designed to identify and plan your career path, as well as the professional training you'll need to make it happen.

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in the mentoring program where you are assigned a mentor (a senior professional working at IBM) who will be available to support your professional and personal development.

There are 3 core elements to the training you’ll receive at IBM:

Skills development

Whether you’re focussing on business or personal skills development – we have our own dedicated training organisation to help you. There are literally hundreds of courses available for you to choose from. And it’s not all about sitting in a classroom. You’ll have the flexibility to fit your training in around you – with downloadable courses, podcasts and webcasts.

Commercial exposure

One of the most valuable things we can offer you is the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a hands-on, commercial environment, or ‘on the job training'. You'll work on real projects, with real clients, and real bottom-line deliverables. But not to worry, both your Manager and Mentor will be there to lend their full support, enabling you to gain as much as possible from your exposure.


In order to achieve your career goals, you need to have the right technical and professional skills, as well as appropriate accreditation and certification for your particular area.

Your career and professional development will be limited only by your own drive and imagination.