12 Month University Placements

Our University Placement Scheme is for those in their penultimate year of their Undergraduate degree looking for a year in industry. 

Our Business, Finance, HR, Marketing and Technology roles will be opening periodically over the academic year. Please register your interest on the buttons below to be notified of the date the role will be opening. When roles do open they will open for applications for 1 week. Check out our ‘Prepare to Apply’ section below, where you can download our application form template and start completing it in preparation. Our application process is fast you should know within 4 weeks if you will be made an offer, so be ready when you apply!

Business

Location: Nationwide
Salary: £18,000 (£19,000 if London based)
Entry Requirements: Must be on track for a 2:1 in any degree discipline

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.

If the role you are interested in is not open yet, please register your interest and you will be notified once it is open for applications.

Marketing

Location: Nationwide
Salary: £18,000 (£19,000 if London based)
Entry Requirements: Must be on track for a 2:1 in any degree discipline

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.

If the role you are interested in is not open yet, please register your interest and you will be notified once it is open for applications.

Software Developer

Location: Hursley (Winchester)
Salary: £18,000
Entry Requirements: Must be on track for a 2:1 in any degree discipline

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

Our Software Developer University Placements will close on 31st December 2018, but make sure you apply as soon as you can.

Discover what it’s like to work in a software development team in a multi-national company. With roles varying widely to include coding, testing, quality control, customer support, content management, project management and offering management, to name but a few, it provides an opportunity to learn all about product development working on products you use everyday - probably without even realising it. Work alongside a spectrum of IBM departments in numerous UK locations giving you the opportunity to broaden your skills in many different areas.

  • 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.

Design

Location: Nationwide
Salary: £18,000 (£19,000 if London based)
Entry Requirements: Must be on track for a 2:1 in any degree discipline

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.

If the role you are interested in is not open yet, please register your interest and you will be notified once it is open for applications.

Technology

Location: Nationwide
Salary: £18,000 (£19,000 if London based)
Entry Requirements: Must be on track for a 2:1 in any degree discipline

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.

If the role you are interested in is not open yet, please register your interest and you will be notified once it is open for applications.

Finance

Location: Nationwide
Salary: £18,000 (£19,000 if London based)
Entry Requirements: Must be on track for a 2:1 in any degree discipline

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.

If the role you are interested in is not open yet, please register your interest and you will be notified once it is open for applications.

HR

Location: Nationwide
Salary: £18,000 (£19,000 if London based)
Entry Requirements: Must be on track for a 2:1 in any degree discipline

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.

Prepare to Apply

Watch this video on our University Placement application process

Download our university placement application forms to start completing it before your role is open for applications.

Extreme Blue – 12 Week Summer 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. Applications will close on Monday 15th October.

To apply for Extreme Blue you must be in your penultimate year to study. Our 2019 Extreme Blue Internship starts on June 17th 2019 and finishes on September 6th 2019.

Technology Placement

Closed for 2019

All candidates must be in their penultimate year of study at university - All roles will be based in IBM Hursley. Assessment Centres will be held in IBM Hursley and the dates will be held on October 23rd 2018 and January 8th 2019

You must be able to complete the whole 12 week program starting on June 17th and finishing on September 6th.

Closed for 2019

All candidates must be in their penultimate year of study at university - All roles will be based in IBM Hursley. Assessment Centres will be held in IBM Hursley and the dates will be held on October 30th 2018.

You must be able to complete the whole 12 week program starting on June 17th and finishing on September 6th.

Extreme Blue
Summer Internship

Why work at IBM?
 

Extreme Blue perks:

  • 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

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

Extreme Blue
Summer Internship

Why work at IBM?

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

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Application Processes

University Placements

 

Extreme Blue

The IPAT is IBM's specially created online aptitude test. The test assesses you on two different categories of numerical reasoning: numerical series and numerical reasoning.

The WSI is a Work Style Inventory Test.

The IPAT is IBM's specially created online aptitude test. The test assesses you on two different categories of numerical reasoning: numerical series and numerical reasoning.

IBM Assessment Centres will typically require candidates to complete two group exercises, one being based on logical reasoning and the other being on based on discussion.
Candidates will also complete an individual interview where they will show a pre-prepared presentation.

IBM Assessment Centres will typically require candidates to complete two group exercises, one being based on logical reasoning and the other being on based on discussion.
Candidates will also complete an individual interview where they will show a pre-prepared presentation. 

All Extreme Blue assessment centres are held in IBM Hursley on the following dates:
Technical roles: 23rd October 2018 and 8th January 2019