IBM Tech Re-Entry Program

IBM Tech Re-Entry Program

Restart your career with IBM.
IBM India offers a unique returnship program to enable talented professionals to relaunch their careers.

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About the Program

IBM's Tech Re-Entry Program is for experienced professionals who took a break from the workforce and are looking to restart their careers.

This paid returnship offers a unique opportunity to re-build your skills through an array of well-curated learning programs, on-the-job projects, and access to the latest technologies and multi-disciplinary teams. While this program is for professionals who took a career break of at least two years, we have seen professionals who took as long as a 20-year break regain confidence through the program, excel in their new roles, and create real impact.

The program was successfully launched in 2018 where we onboarded the first batch of relaunchers for Security roles. In 2019, the program was expanded to multiple skill areas including sales and research.

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Six reasons to join the program

Working in IBM is always about impact, inclusion, and infinite experiences. But there are more great reasons to join the Tech Re-Entry program.

The program offers flexibility and ease of transition from your break to getting back to the workforce.

A dedicated mentor will help you get up-to-speed with the environment and new technology.

Working with multi-disciplinary teams will enable you to deliver client-critical solutions.

You have the opportunity to update your skills and expertise as you work on real projects with real impact.

Your cohort of like-minded re-joiners will support you as you restart your journey together.

The internship experience could lead to a full-time employment at IBM after you complete the program.

Hear Our Stories

Hear Our Stories

Avanti Tilak shares how she rejoined the workforce after a 7 year career break.

After taking a parenthood break, Karuna Barla re-joined IBM in 2018 through the Tech Re-entry Program. In her blog, she talks about her experience during her career break, her decision to go back to the workforce, and her journey back to IBM.

Read on as Neeta Naik and Sridevi Narayanswamy, rejoiners from the first batch of 2018 share their experience with the program

Hear Our Stories

My journey from taking a career break for motherhood to rejoining the workforce

Avanti Tilak shares how she rejoined the workforce after a 7 year career break.

How Karuna restarted her career as a software developer

After taking a parenthood break, Karuna Barla re-joined IBM in 2018 through the Tech Re-entry Program. In her blog, she talks about her experience during her career break, her decision to go back to the workforce, and her journey back to IBM.

Women in security talk about re-launching their careers after a long parental break

Read on as Neeta Naik and Sridevi Narayanswamy, rejoiners from the first batch of 2018 share their experience with the program

From Application to Offer in Three Easy Steps!

Step #1

Search for jobs in India and apply online.

Step #2

Have an interview with prospective team members.

Step #3

Receive your offer and the onboarding process begins.

Meet IBMers in
the Program

Meet IBMers in the Program

The program has helped me immensely to realize my dreams. In the rapidly changing technical environment, the program enabled me to transition seamlessly from where I left off when I took a career break. The guidance and trust that I received throughout has increased my confidence exponentially.

- Megha, joined IBM in 2019

The program is transforming the lives of professionals who took a break and are eager to restart their career. Through the program, I was aligned to the most relevant team as per my strengths, experience, and interests – which was the major highlight for me. The training materials, a buddy to walk you through and regular feedback discussions with the manager, made the journey truly enjoyable. I feel the program has made me more confident, updated my skills and ultimately helped me become a better professional.

- Remya, joined IBM in 2019

During my internship, I was given complete responsibility and freedom to interact with IBM clients and showcase the great work we are doing. I also expanded my professional network, all because of the opportunities I got as a part of the program to meet new people, within and outside IBM. I think the program gave me an opportunity to seamlessly integrate into the workforce by providing resources that enabled me to update my skills and get up to speed with the latest technologies.

- Priyanka, joined IBM in 2019