IT Apprenticeships at IBM are all about picking up new skills – and lots of them. It’s three year’s of brilliant training, loads of exposure and the kind of experience you simply couldn’t get anywhere else. If you’ve decided to dive straight into the world of work after college – and if you’re as fascinated as we are by technology and how it can change business – it’s one of the best learning experiences out there.
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What makes the scheme so great?
Technical Solution Specialist
You will develop proof of concepts and design, develop, build, test and implement systems to solve our clients' business and IT problems. As a Technical Solution Specialist, you will be a hands-on professional and you will have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of our products, offerings and services.
Product Support Specialist
As a Product Support Specialist, you will provide warranty and post-warranty support (including services) on IBM and non-IBM hardware and software products. You will be either working at customer locations (resolving problems on their hardware products and systems) or in one of our hardware or software support centres. You will be diagnosing problems and providing support and assistance directly to our clients and our field-force of Service Representatives and Customer Engineers.
This is a role for people who are practical, logical, technologically minded and fascinated with how machines and systems work - and who are keen to fix them when they do not work!
Great salary and benefits
As well as £15,000 a year (pro rata), you’ll get a flexible benefits package too, which lets you change the benefits you get to suit your lifestyle and personal circumstances. So it could include anything from the following:
We have a 'vacation marketplace' where employees buy and sell holiday – which means you could potentially have up to 35 days’ holiday a year.
Through the IBM Rewards programme, you can save money and earn cash-back at more than 1300 stores, including Apple, Tesco and John Lewis.
A ready-made social life
Before you join, you’ll meet and chat with other future apprentices on our Facebook group. It’s even better when you get here. There’s
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Your training and development
The IBM Apprenticeship scheme lasts for 3 years. We’ll give you the opportunity to continue your learning to achieve the Advanced Apprenticeship for IT Professionals qualification in the first 18 months, leading up to Higher Apprenticeship qualifications and more. The initial qualification consists of: OCR Level 3 Diplomas in ICT Professional Competence and in ICT Systems & Principles followed by Level 4 Diplomas in Professional Competence for IT & Telecoms Professionals and in Computing and Systems Development.
Your training starts with a two week induction which will help you understand how IBM works and how we operate. Don’t worry, you’ll be in good company, taking part in valuable team building exercises with other apprentices - so this is a great chance to get to know each other!
After that, it’s all about 2 areas:
What we look for
Hopefully by now you’ll have a good idea of whether a job at IBM’s right for you. So, are you right for IBM – and how do you apply? Here’s what you’ll need.
Whichever career path you choose to follow at IBM, we can offer you incredible, memorable times. You will have a great social network, gain invaluable experience in the field of your choice, learn new skills and develop expert knowledge – at one of the most successful companies in history.