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Gap Years & Apprentices

Gap Years & Apprentices



University isn’t for everyone and here at IBM we have a fantastic alternative. Apprenticeships at IBM are all about picking up new skills and lots of them. It's three years of brilliant training, lots of exposure and an experience you simply couldn't get anywhere else. If you’ve decided to dive straight into the world of work after college we believe our apprenticeship is one of the best learning experience out there.

We offer Apprenticeships in both Business and Technology and with a variety of different roles available we’re bound to have something to suit you.

And that's not all

When you join IBM as an apprentice it is not just about training and qualifications. We have your long-term professional career in mind, so from the day you join us you’ll be considered a permanent employee.

So what are you waiting for? Apply now and see what you can make with IBM.

What makes the scheme so great?


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Technical Solution Specialist

If you love to apply logic to a problem and have a passion for technology, then our Technical Solutions Specialist role is a great fit for you. You will work collaboratively with your team who will support you as you learn to build, design, test or implement systems; or you might be a field engineer, travelling to meet clients, fixing their hardware issue and getting their business up and running again. Or you may be an architect developing, advising and transforming client infrastructure to take advantage of the latest cloud solutions. Any role you have, you will get real hands on experience. Throughout the in-depth training programme you will develop core technical and personal skills which will allow you to support IBM’s clients. We are looking for enthusiasm and imagination and will support you as you grow in confidence and get involved in IBM’s exciting and innovative range of products and services.

Business Specialist

If you are looking to explore how a business works and learn what makes it successful, then our Business Specialist role is for you. This is an opportunity for you to develop your conscientiousness and curiosity with an in-depth training programme which will help you perform effectively in your role. With the support of your team, you will develop commercial awareness which will enable you to take on roles within project management, operations and delivery. You will become a valuable member of the project team, building on skills from communication and adaptability to planning and organisation. Your contribution will allow our clients’ businesses to be as effective and successful as possible.

Winner target jobs. Best apprenticeship programme 2013. National graduate recruitments awards.

European Union. European Social Fund. Investing in jobs and skills

Apprenticeships 4 England training provider & apprentice employer awards. Awards 2015, Finalist.

Target jobs. Finalist Best apprenticeship programme 2015. National graduate recruitment awards.

Ratemy Apprenticeship TOP 60 Employers 2015 - 2016