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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: Cycle closed
  • Starting salaries: £25k+
  • Regions: London; South & South-East; Midlands
  • Industries: Technology
  • Website: http://www.ibm.com/uk/en/
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 023 92 56 1000
  • Address: UK Head Office:

IBM United Kingdom Limited
PO Box 41
North Harbour
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6 3AU


What is IBM?

IBM is a world leader in IT services and consultancy, operating in 170 countries. IBM aims to bring innovative solutions to its clients IT business problems, while simultaneously undertaking ground breaking technological research that will define the world of the future. With almost 400,000 employees worldwide, and a total assets worth almost $110 billion, IBM is undoubtedy one of the largest and most successful IT services companies in the world, and graduates have the opportunity to join this established and reputable company.

What roles are available at IBM?

Consultancy, IT Services, Software Development, Business, Finance and Sales.

Application process for IBM.

Apply online. Register interest for next year's cycle at

Entry requirements and type of person suited for IBM.

  • Asset Management Consultant - A 2:1 minimum in a numerate and analytical degree discipline.
  • Business Development - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.
  • Business Operations - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.
  • Financial Management Consultant - A 2:1 minimum degree, ideally in Business, Finance or Accounting.
  • Human Resources - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.
  • Human Capital Management Consultant - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.
  • Information Developer - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.
  • IT Consultant - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.
  • IT Specialist - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.
  • Management Accountant - A 2:1 degree in a highly numerate discipline, preferably finance related, Maths, Science or Economics.
  • Marketing - A 2:1 minimum degree in a marketing focussed discipline.
  • Project Management - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.
  • Service Management - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.
  • Software Developer - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.
  • Strategy Consultant - A 2:1 minimum in a nmerate and analytical degree.
  • Technical Pre-Sales - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.
  • Technical Sales - A 2:1 degree minimum in any subject area.

Suitable candidates will demonstrate adaptablity, drive, determination, good team working, communication, problem solving and analytical skills and passion for their chosen area. For most training programmes, graduates must be able to travel across the UK when required.

Future prospects and training at IBM.

Training begins with an induction programme, featuring simulated projects to relevant skills. Personal Development Training occurs at every stage alongside Technical workshops and traning schemes, equiping graduates with the relevant skills and knowledge in the business area they have applied to. Some programmes also run a buddy and mentoring scheme to further help graduates. IBM sponsors all graduates taking exams to gain relevant further qualifications in their area of expertise. Graduates in fields like IT can choose the focus of their careers from business related roles (line manager, team leader etc) or technical roles (such as distinguished engineer or IT architect). IBM provides graduates plenty of opportnity to define and redefine their own careers.

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