12 Month University Placements

Business

The best thing – you can make your mark on the business world and focus on the commercial side of IBM. What you’ll do – anything from analysing our business, creating proposals for potential clients or even doing research into different areas of the market.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Roles now closed for 2018

Register your interest for 2019

Business

The best thing – you can make your mark on the business world and focus on the commercial side of IBM. What you’ll do – anything from analysing our business, creating proposals for potential clients or even doing research into different areas of the market.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Roles now closed for 2018

Register your interest for 2019

Marketing

What you’ll do – your role could involve advertising, market research, organising events, managing websites, creating newsletters or working with our suppliers on the design, print and production of new promotional materials.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Roles now closed for 2018

Register your interest for 2019

Marketing

What you’ll do – your role could involve advertising, market research, organising events, managing websites, creating newsletters or working with our suppliers on the design, print and production of new promotional materials.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Roles now closed for 2018

Register your interest for 2019

Software Development

What you’ll do – you’ll get involved in virtually every stage of either developing new solutions or supporting and improving existing ones.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Apply for a software development placement

Software Development

What you’ll do – you’ll get involved in virtually every stage of either developing new solutions or supporting and improving existing ones.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Apply for a software development placement

Design

We’re looking for designers who will create irresistible experiences for our users.

IBM Design’s mission is simple: put the user at the center of our products. If you are a passionate problem-solver, able to empathize with users and turn that empathy into design insight, we want you to join us in creating exceptional experiences that span our vast product portfolio.

Search for design placements (US)

Design

We’re looking for designers who will create irresistible experiences for our users.

IBM Design’s mission is simple: put the user at the center of our products. If you are a passionate problem-solver, able to empathize with users and turn that empathy into design insight, we want you to join us in creating exceptional experiences that span our vast product portfolio.

Search for design placements (US)

Technology

What you’ll do – web design, problem diagnosis, database development, technical project management… there’s loads to get involved in. Whatever role you take, you’re likely to be designing, implementing and maintaining technical solutions for our clients.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Roles now closed for 2018

Register your interest for 2019

Technology

What you’ll do – web design, problem diagnosis, database development, technical project management… there’s loads to get involved in. Whatever role you take, you’re likely to be designing, implementing and maintaining technical solutions for our clients.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Roles now closed for 2018

Register your interest for 2019

Finance

What you’ll do – accounting, financial planning, auditing, analysis or virtually any other area of finance.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Roles now closed for 2018

Register your interest for 2019

Finance

What you’ll do – accounting, financial planning, auditing, analysis or virtually any other area of finance.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Roles now closed for 2018

Register your interest for 2019

HR

What you’ll do – you’ll be involved in creating and supporting initiatives and policies that help us attract the right people, and develop and motivate them once they’re working for us – so, anything from resource management, business development, to recruitment, employee well-being or diversity.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Roles now closed for 2018

Register your interest for 2019

HR

What you’ll do – you’ll be involved in creating and supporting initiatives and policies that help us attract the right people, and develop and motivate them once they’re working for us – so, anything from resource management, business development, to recruitment, employee well-being or diversity.

  • To begin with you should be interested in taking a year out as part of your degree and to be on target for at least a 2:1 in your honours degree.
  • You must also be in your penultimate year of study and be authorised to work in the UK for the whole placement too.
  • 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. Never fear, if you haven’t studied business or IT, we’re all about the person, not about their background.
  • University Placements are for a minimum of 1 year and must form part of your degree - normally prior to the final year of study.
  • University Placements run from June/July/August 2018 for 12 months.

Roles now closed for 2018

Register your interest for 2019

Extreme Blue – 12 Week Summer Internship

Extreme Blue
Summer Internship
 

About Extreme Blue

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.

  • Summer Internship (12 weeks)
  • A salary of £15,000 (pro rata)
  • Free accommodation with the other Extreme Blue students near to IBM Hursley in Hampshire, UK.
  • The potential to have a patent submission on your CV
  • An expenses paid trip to showcase your ideas at the Extreme Blue Expo in one of 7 countries around Europe.
  • Create a project that could go on to be used by people around the world
  • Have the freedom to work on a project with no constraints – we want you to be creative, and to push yourself and your team to come up with new ideas.
  • Get real life, client-facing experience – by presenting your ideas and concepts to IBM’s clients, business partners and often the press.
  • Grow your network by building relationships with influential people.
  • Learn from and work with some of the most creative technical and business minds in the world.

What Makes the IBM Extreme Blue Internship Program Challenging, Fun, and Inspiring.

Extreme Blue
Summer Internship

About Extreme Blue

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.

  • Summer Internship (12 weeks)
  • A salary of £15,000 (pro rata)
  • Free accommodation with the other Extreme Blue students near to IBM Hursley in Hampshire, UK.
  • The potential to have a patent submission on your CV
  • An expenses paid trip to showcase your ideas at the Extreme Blue Expo in one of 7 countries around Europe.
  • Create a project that could go on to be used by people around the world
  • Have the freedom to work on a project with no constraints – we want you to be creative, and to push yourself and your team to come up with new ideas.
  • Get real life, client-facing experience – by presenting your ideas and concepts to IBM’s clients, business partners and often the press.
  • Grow your network by building relationships with influential people.
  • Learn from and work with some of the most creative technical and business minds in the world.

What Makes the IBM Extreme Blue Internship Program Challenging, Fun, and Inspiring.

What you need to know to apply

Tips for completing the IBM application process

Top tips for applying to IBM

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.

Adaptability - How do you cope with changing demands and stress? Are you flexible? Have you successfully completed several projects with competing deadlines?

Communication - Do you present information clearly, precisely and succinctly? Adapt the way you communicate to your audience? And listen to others?

Client Focus - Can you see a situation from a client’s viewpoint, whether that’s colleagues or customers? Can you anticipate their needs?

Creative Problem Solving - Do you use ingenuity, supported by logical methods and analysis, to propose solutions? Can you anticipate problems? Do you put forward innovative ideas?

Drive - Will you proactively learn new skills – even if they’re beyond the scope of your current job? Will you put in the time and energy needed to achieve results?

Teamwork - How do you work with others to achieve shared goals? Do you easily build relationships with others? Are you a team player?

Passion for IBM - Do you know what IBM does and what our most recent achievements are? Are you up to speed with the latest trends in our industry? What are the biggest challenges we face? (You’ll need the facts at your fingertips and the enthusiasm to match.)

Taking Ownership - Do you take responsibility for tasks/decisions? And implement decisions with speed? Can you show when you’ve worked to correct your mistakes?

Tips for completing the IBM application process

Top tips for applying to IBM

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.

Adaptability - How do you cope with changing demands and stress? Are you flexible? Have you successfully completed several projects with competing deadlines?

Communication - Do you present information clearly, precisely and succinctly? Adapt the way you communicate to your audience? And listen to others?

Client Focus - Can you see a situation from a client’s viewpoint, whether that’s colleagues or customers? Can you anticipate their needs?

Creative Problem Solving - Do you use ingenuity, supported by logical methods and analysis, to propose solutions? Can you anticipate problems? Do you put forward innovative ideas?

Drive - Will you proactively learn new skills – even if they’re beyond the scope of your current job? Will you put in the time and energy needed to achieve results?

Teamwork - How do you work with others to achieve shared goals? Do you easily build relationships with others? Are you a team player?

Passion for IBM - Do you know what IBM does and what our most recent achievements are? Are you up to speed with the latest trends in our industry? What are the biggest challenges we face? (You’ll need the facts at your fingertips and the enthusiasm to match.)

Taking Ownership - Do you take responsibility for tasks/decisions? And implement decisions with speed? Can you show when you’ve worked to correct your mistakes?