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Graduates

Graduates

What we offer


At IBM you'll gain knowledge and experience like nowhere else. You'll also be challenged and supported to achieve everything you wanted in your career.

But don’t just take our word for it. When we asked some of our current graduates what words they felt accurately described working at IBM, there were 3 clear winners: innovative, friendly, flexible.

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Salary & benefits

Our starting salary for graduate roles is from £30,000.

Our benefits package is highly flexible so it can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and personal circumstances. You'll get to pick and choose what you want to create your own benefits package – from company pension, to private healthcare, travel insurance to discount bicycle schemes. And we even have a 'vacation marketplace' where employees can buy and sell holiday entitlement, potentially giving you up to 35 days holiday a year.

"It might have started with the microchip. Bur from what I've seen, it's like they invented the Graduate Scheme too!"

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Training

To make sure you get exactly the help and skills you need, we provide targeted training that includes a range of opportunities - from a formal mentoring program and career development to peer support and professional development.

Whatever your question or training needs, you'll have some of the best brains in the business to consult: a worldwide collaboration of resources, experience and expertise that will help you achieve what you know you are capable of – and perhaps even more.

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. 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 exposure as possible.

Certification

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. We will help you achieve the appropriate certification.

Career development

You'll have 2 managers at IBM. A Professional Development Manager and a Task Manager.

Your Task Manager is there to manage you on a day-to-day basis, and to oversee the projects you're working on.

Your Professional Development Manager is there to help you manage your career and your professional development.

You'll work with your Professional Development Manager to create a development plan. This will identify:

You’ll review this plan at regular intervals with your Professional Development Manager to ensure your continued career development

Life @ IBM

It’s not all work and no play...

Over 500 students and graduates join us every year, so although IBM is a huge organisation, you’ll instantly be part of a community of like-minded individuals.

You’ll find yourself working in friendly environment with talented colleagues. And given the size and scale of our business you’ll experience huge variety in the work that you’ll get involved with and you’ll work with a range of clients across all types of business.

At work there are regular networking events, including a two-day annual event where all our graduates get together. Along with motivational speeches and team building exercises, you’ll get to network with business leaders and enjoy a black tie gala dinner. And outside of work, there’s always something going on, from ski trips and a summer ball to pub quizzes and sporting events.

Whichever career path you choose to follow at IBM, we can offer you an incredible experience, world class training, leading technology, a great social network, the opportunity to work with the best brains in the industry and develop expert knowledge – at one of the most successful companies in history.

What is it like to work at IBM as a Graduate? Watch this video to hear straight from the mouths of some of our current Graduates!’