Undergraduate Opportunities

If you’re looking to take a year out as part of your degree or just looking for a summer placement, we genuinely believe you’ll find it hard to top one of our programmes. It’s much more than just getting a great name on your CV.

We offer 12-month University Placement opportunities in business, finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, software development and design. And an exciting 12-week Extreme Blue Summer Internship program where you’ll work on high profile projects for our clients.

Whichever you choose, you’ll gain the experience, skills and contacts you need to help us solve some of our client’s toughest challenges.

In return, we’ll give you everything you need to build the career you want, including fantastic support, training and development and a starting salary of £15k. But it’s up to you how it goes. You’ll be the one in charge, putting forward ideas, taking on responsibilities and making choices about how you get the job done.

RATEMYPLACEMENT. Top 100 Undergraduate Employers / 2015 - 2016. NUE Awards / WINNER. Best undergraduate intership or vacation programme 2015 / Most attractive employers Europe. Universum 2015. IBM Position #1 by Engineering/IT Students / Princess royal training award 2016
RATEMYPLACEMENT. Top 100 Undergraduate Employers
2015 - 2016. NUE Awards
WINNER. Best undergraduate intership or vacation programme 2015
Most attractive employers Europe. Universum 2015. IBM Position #1 by Engineering/IT Students
Princess royal training award 2016

Click on the roles to check you meet the minimum requirements, these will vary depending on the role.

Extreme Blue Internship

There are internships, and then there’s Extreme Blue.

Think of it as the opportunity to unleash your technical ingenuity and business acumen in the professional world - with the support, expertise and backing of one of the world's leading technology companies. Extreme Blue at IBM isn’t your average internship. It’s a race against time - with the 12 week timeline compelling you to prove your creativity, passion and knowledge to deliver some of the most innovative solutions to real business challenges.

You will work in a team of 4 to develop an idea to address a real-world challenge confronting part of IBM's business – and then turn that idea into a real product. When the 12 weeks are up, you’ll showcase it to our executives, business partners and clients.

What we offer

Where else could you experience all this…?

Find out more

INNOVATION THROUGH TEAMWORK | IBM | extreme blue | Rising to the Chalenge | TALENT | TECHNOLOGY | BUSINESS

There are internships, and then there’s Extreme Blue.



University Placement

A 12-month Placement at IBM is hard to top.

First and foremost, it gets you a global leader’s name on your CV. It’s also a year filled with challenges that will stretch your capabilities, give you exposure that will kick start your professional career and along the way you’ll meet truly inspirational people. It’s certainly not easy; we’re successful because we push ourselves hard. After all, we’re a huge business, where complex work is going on everywhere you look (and we’ll encourage you to explore). But, if you’re insatiably curious, passionate about innovation and eager to get into the world of big business, there’s nothing like it.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, driven and innovative individuals who are interested in taking a year out in the penultimate year of your degree. Whilst you don’t need a specific degree background to apply, you do need to be enthusiastic, with plenty of energy and passion for the areas of our business that you’re applying for. Don’t worry; if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.

Find out more about our University Placements & Internships

IBM Placement Scheme – What will you make with IBM?

Introducing the Extreme Blue Program!

IBM Interns - UK - Lewis & Eunjin

IBM Interns - UK - Lewis & Eunjin



How to apply

Online Application

Choose your role and ensure you meet the minimum requirements. Complete the IBM Application Form (to download the application form, click HERE). Fill in your personal details online and upload your IBM Application Form.

Online Test

Dependent on the role, you will be invited to take online tests. All instructions will be sent at this point with further details of the test and there is the opportunity to request reasonable adjustment.

 

Further Pre-Screening

Your online application will be reviewed in more detail and for some roles you may be asked to complete a video assessment.

Assessment Centre

You will be invited to an IBM office and take part in some of the following activities: group exercises, case studies, interviews and presentations.

 

Final Interview

After assessment centre you will be added to a pool of candidates. If a suitable role becomes available you will be invited to attend interviews. If successful you will then become part of the IBM team!

What we look for

So now you know the process, what are we actually looking for? Here are our core eight competencies. Think about whether, and how, you can demonstrate them.