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Consulting Pathways

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is the largest consulting services organization in the world. As a graduate consultant at IBM you’ll move between different projects, partnering with a variety of household names making a difference to everyday life. Whatever your background, our world-class training programme will equip you with all the skills you need and develop your understanding of business and technology. With IBM you will be empowered to become who you want to be.

We are running our hiring process in a series of sprints this cycle enabling us to process your application as quickly as possible. The roles will open for up to 1 week at a time but will close, until the next sprint, as soon as we hit processing capacity. This means that a role may potentially be open for less than 1 week during a sprint, if we hit processing capacity sooner We strongly encourage you to 'register your interest' against the role you are most interested in, so you can be notified of when the role will open to get your application in as soon as it goes live.

Please click on any of our consulting roles to find out more and apply.

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Technology Consultant

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Strategy Consultant

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Why the Consulting Programme?

We offer a highly competitive starting salary

Competitive increases throughout the programme, subject to performance

You will be assigned a dedicated CbD Manager supporting your accelerated career growth

Comprehensive flexible rewards scheme including private medical cover

Access to a range of exclusive offers and discounts with the UK’s biggest retailers

Training and Development

As part of the two year training programme, you will undergo a four-week induction course, preparing you for your life as a consultant. This induction will allow you to ask all your questions and get all the support you need, to make your transition into consulting as comfortable and easy as possible. Throughout the scheme you will regularly attend mandatory training and have access to IBM Skills Gateway where you will obtain IBM Accredited Digital Certifications through virtual learning journeys.

Application Process

Our streamlined application process ensures that we have the best possible understanding of you as a candidate – you have the opportunity to show us your potential whilst giving you a chance to decide if IBM is right for you.

We are running our hiring process in a series of sprints this cycle enabling us to process your application as quickly as possible. The roles will open for up to 1 week at a time but will close, until the next sprint, as soon as we hit processing capacity. This means that a role may potentially be open for less than 1 week during a sprint, if we hit processing capacity sooner We strongly encourage you to 'register your interest' against the role you are most interested in, so you can be notified of when the role will open to get your application in as soon as it goes live.



Apply

5 minutes

Simply fill in your personal details, and upload your CV to receive a confirmation of application and access to testing.


SPRINT HIRING - IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
We are running our hiring process in a series of sprints this cycle enabling us to process your application as quickly as possible. The roles will open for up to 1 week at a time, but roles will CLOSE as soon as we hit processing capacity, until the next sprint.

We strongly encourage you to 'Register your interest' against the role you are most interested in, so you can be notified of when the role will open to get your application in as soon as it goes live. Apply early to avoid disappointment!


Testing

1 hour in total

You will be automatically sent a link to our online testing platform.


1. Cognify Game Based Test

20 minutes

An exciting series of interactive games that measure your problem-solving skills and numerical reasoning. It will take no longer than listening to six and a half songs and should be lots of fun!


2. Learning Agility Assessment

25 minutes

A situational exercise that matches your personality traits to Consulting. Following a sequence of statements about your preferences and behaviours, there are no right or wrong answers.


3. Video Interview

15 minutes

We ask you three questions and you then simply record and submit your answers. Each answer is capped at 3 minutes, and you’ll have 1 minute to think about each answer. You can use the practice run before you answer these questions. This is an opportunity for you to show us your communication skills and personality!


Application Form

2 hours

You will be sent an online application form where we ask you five questions to supplement your CV and video footage. They are no secret so you can think about them ahead of time and have plenty of time to prepare.


  • What attracts you to pursue your career in consulting within IBM Services?
  • What are the key skills and attributes that you have and would like to develop to ensure you have a successful career in consulting?
  • How would you demonstrate your curiosity around technology to us (which you could build upon as a consultant at IBM)?
  • What IBM technologies are you familiar with, how do they resonate with you and why?
  • What prior contact have you had with IBM and how has this influenced your decision to apply?

Assessment centre

4 hours

Come and meet us here at IBM! You will spend half a day in an IBM office with real IBMers.


You will participate in group activities to demonstrate your logic and discussion skills as well as having a face to face interview with a Graduate Consulting Manager. We will ascertain if IBM is right for you based on our core values, and where we think you may best fit in the consulting organisation. There will be opportunities throughout the day for you to speak to a current graduate, meet the Consulting and HR recruitment teams and to ask any questions you may have. Top Tips for the Assessment Centre - be yourself, be prepared and do your research in to consulting at IBM.


Business Interview

1 hour

This interview is specific to the business area you have been matched to. It’s a chance for you to demonstrate you have done your research and have some understanding of what we do.


Your interviewer will be a Consultant in that area, so make sure you have your questions ready for them too!

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.

The video interview is not a live interview; it will consist of pre-recorded questions. You will have unlimited time to prepare your answers and will be given up to 3 minutes to record each answer.

The application form will focus on competency based questions and will ask you to provide a personal statement.

Final interviews are used to match candidates to their most suited role. These interviews will be with a manager and can be face-to-face, a telephone interview or in the form of a video call.

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