Technical Apprenticeship at IBM

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Apple. Twitter. Facebook. Hootsuite. Box. These are just a few of the global partners who work with IBM to develop powerful mobile apps and help enterprises make smarter decisions with data analytics and cloud technology. Join us and be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and doers – people who want to make an impact, cultivate their expertise and collaborate with some of the world’s top business and technology professionals.

Technical Apprenticeship

When you join IBM as an Apprentice we have your long-term professional career in mind and from the day you join us you’ll be a permanent employee. You’ll also gain either an ICT or Business Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship qualification, and you’ll be part of one of the world’s leading technology companies. 

You’ll be deployed onto a challenging work placement, where you’ll support and learn from experienced professionals across IBM. That could be in any area across the company. During your year you’ll have a great support network. For the day-to-day things, you’ll have a Task Manager who’ll help you with new tasks, manage your workload and give you the opportunity to get involved. You’ll also have an Early Professional Manager looking after your ongoing development and your future career plans.

We offer Apprenticeships in both Business and Technology and with a variety of different roles available we’re bound to have something to suit you. You’ll work with some great clients, too – big names in virtually every industry you could think of. Salaries start at £18k and our benefits package is highly flexible so it can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and personal circumstances. 

If you love to apply logic to a problem and have a passion for technology, then our Technical Solutions Specialist role is a great fit for you. You will work collaboratively with you team who will support you as you learn to build, design, test or implement systems; or you might be a field engineer, travelling to meet clients, fixing their hardware issue and getting their business up and running again. Or you may be an architect developing, advising and transforming client infrastructure to take advantage of the latest cloud solutions. Any role you have, you will get real hands on experience. Throughout the in-depth training programme you will develop core technical and personal skills which will allow you to support IBM’s clients. We are looking for enthusiasm and imagination and will support you as you grow in confidence and get involved in IBM’s exciting and innovative range of products and services.

What we look for

Energy, creativity and passion are really important to us. We also work in teams all the time, so you need to be someone who’ll thrive in that kind of environment – a great communicator and someone with the ability to lead others. There are other characteristics we look for, too. We call them competencies - think about whether, and how, you can demonstrate them during our application process. We look for eight specific competencies during our Application Process: Adaptability, Communication, Client Focus, Creative Problem Solving, Drive, Teamwork, Passion for IBM and Taking Ownership.

  • 5 GCSE's Grade 5-9 (including Maths and English Language)
  • 64 UCAS points in A-Levels (or equivalent)

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