Type: Private

Founded: 1911

Employees: 430,000

Winner of the Target Graduate Employer of the Year for 3 years in a row and the Times IT Graduate Employer of choice for the last 10 years, IBM is the world’s leading IT and consulting services company.

Putting it simply, we work with some of the greatest and best known names on the planet, providing IT services and consultancy across all industries including retail, sport, business, finance, health, media and entertainment.

Being inspired is what makes us tickand everything we do is geared around bringing innovation to life.    We’ve been powering world firsts for over 100 years.  Join us and you could help inspire innovation for the next 100.

Smarter Planet

What can you do on a smarter planet?

For five years, IBMers have been working with companies, cities and communities around the world to build a Smarter Planet.

We've seen enormous advances, as leaders are using an explosion of data to transform their enterprises and institutions through analytics, mobile technology, social business and the cloud.

We've also seen how this new era is starting to create winners. They’re changing how their decisions are made. They're redesigning how their teams work, reassessing how to serve their customers, and changing the very nature of business.

It's the ability to harness data that gives these leaders their competitive advantage in the era of "smart."

Today, conventions once universally held are giving way to new perspectives, new ways of working, and new solutions across industries. Roles are changing. And more than ever, leaders need a partner to help them adapt.


Our Graduate Schemes

Our graduate scheme will give you everything you need to build the kind of career you want. But it’s up to you how it goes. You’ll be the one in charge, putting forward your ideas, taking on responsibilities and making choices about how you get the job done.

In return we’ll offer you award-winning, bespoke training making sure you have the personal, business and technical skills to take your career wherever you want it to go.

So it’s no wonder that we’ve been voted ‘Graduate Employer of Choice for IT’ at The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards time and time again. Quite an achievement – but nothing compared to the great things our people go on to accomplish. 

Consulting Roles

Deadline for applications: 31st December, 2013.

Technology Roles

Deadline for applications: 31st December, 2013.

Our Industrial Placement & Summer Internship Scheme

We offer 12-month placement opportunities in business, finance, human resources, information technology, marketing and software development. And an exciting 12-week summer internship program where you’ll work on high profile projects for our clients.

Whichever you choose, you’ll gain the experience, skills and contacts you need to bring to life the smartest solutions to the toughest challenges.

In return, we’ll give you everything you need to build the career you want. But it’s up to you how it goes. You’ll be the one in charge, putting forward ideas, taking on responsibilities and making choices about how you get the job done.

Industrial Placements

Deadline for applications: 31st December, 2013.

We are planning on running an assessment centre on 22nd January 2014 in IBM Greenock, where possible applicants for roles based in Scotland will be invited to this assessment centre.

Deadline for applications: 15th December, 2013.

Summer Internship

Please note all roles will be filled on a first come first served basis and we recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment. We often fill some roles well before the closing date for applications!

Our Apprenticeship Scheme

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.

What makes the scheme so great?

  •  You’ll gain a great qualification: the Advanced Apprenticeship for IT Professionals.
  • You’ll be part of one of the world’s leading technology companies – and have one of the world’s most recognisable brands on your CV.
  • You’ll work with some great clients, too – big names in virtually every industry you could think of.


Deadline for applications:
31st October, 2013.

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