At IBM, we offer various consulting, technology and design graduate roles to kick-start your career in the industry. You’ll work on real projects, with real clients, all whilst being supported to gain as much as possible from the experience.

Salaries start at £32,000/annum.

If you love working with people and you thrive in a collaborative culture then you’ll fit right in. Joining as a business, design, technology or strategic analytics consultant, you’ll be guided through our consulting graduate programme for up to 2 years, giving you the confidence to realise your potential. Your future in consulting starts here.

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Technology is changing how we live. Behind each innovation is a business, industry or government using software in new ways. Join us, and you'll develop in-depth knowledge of our products and services, and turn high level visions and architectures into fully functioning solutions.

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Software Developer – Graduate

Location: Hursley

Salary: £32,000 + Benefits

Entry Requirements: Must be on track for (or have achieved) a 2:1 in any degree discipline

We're looking for people with a passion for technology and a desire to expand their skill set. You will become involved in the complete software product lifecycle including research and design, coding and testing, through to implementation and ongoing support. You will be an integral part of the projects you work on, liaising with both IBM teams and our customers to understand their needs and transform these into creative solutions using  IBM's innovative and ground-breaking technologies. All of which help to contribute to your growth and development with the guidance of mentors and your fellow team members.

Typically, our Graduate opportunities within the UK Labs Campus focus on the following software engineering roles:

  • Front End Developers
  • Back End Developers
  • QA / Test Developers
  • DevOps Developers
  • Support Engineers

  • Surrounded by master inventors, innovators and a community of people willing to support your learning and development. You'll also be encouraged to join various projects outside of your day job such as hackathons, open source and giving back to the wider community.en source and giving back to the wider community.

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Technology Specialist

As a Graduate Technology Specialist, you will combine cutting edge methodologies and knowledge of the industry with the latest technologies such as Cognitive Systems, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Blockchain and many more.

You’ll be responsible for interpreting the clients’ needs to develop working prototypes and proof of concepts. You will code, test and architect critical business systems and applications. Ultimately you will create genuine technical solutions addressing real client challenges.

What you will need to apply:

Be looking to achieve (or already have) a 2:1 honours –in any degree
You will need to understand client needs
Flexibility is important, as you’ll be joining a versatile industry. You’ll need the ability to work with different teams but also independently, across the UK and sometimes Europe.
You should expect to be taken out of your comfort zone and discover something new all the time –so a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn will be key.

Where will you be based:

We have offices across the country, but most of our roles are based in London and the South.

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Cyber Security Specialist

Threats to cyber security are increasing. IBM provide consultancy and technical support to help our clients improve their information risk and security management without compromising governance and compliance. The Cyber Security Graduate Programme aims to deliver the next generation of cyber security specialists.

On the IBM programme, you’ll develop your expertise in information security, and use your business consulting acumen to work collaboratively with our clients to design, build and implement pragmatic security solutions. You will be helping our clients analyse the problem, working with other parts of IBM, understanding the security architecture, and assist to implement and manage new security systems and security transformation programmes.

What you will need to apply:

  • Be looking to achieve (or already have) a 2:1 honours –in any degree
  • You will need to understand client needs
  • Flexibility is important, as you’ll be joining a versatile industry. You’ll need the ability to work with different teams but also independently, across the UK and sometimes Europe.
  • You should expect to be taken out of your comfort zone and discover something new all the time –so a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn will be key.

The majority of roles will be based in Central London, however, there is one role which is based in IBM Hursley, near Winchester.

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Application
Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are on track for a 2:1 or above (in any degree discipline).

We welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities, but there may be some restrictions if you cannot demonstrate that you have your own right to work within the UK. You should check you meet the criteria for people looking to work in the UK before you submit your application online. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information. In limited circumstances we may be able to sponsor you to obtain the right to work.

During the application process we will assess you on eight core competencies. Think about whether, and how, you can demonstrate them.

Adaptability; Communication; Client Focus; Creative Problem Solving; Drive; Teamwork; Passion for IBM and Taking Ownership.

Initial
Application
Online

Final
Interviews

Initial
Application
Online

Final
Interviews

IBM’s online testing will include a Cognitive Ability Game, to assess your problem solving skills, and a Learning Agility Assessment, which looks at your way of learning.

Assessments will be timed.

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

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 have an interview.

Assessments will be timed.

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