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About IBM

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

From predicting the weather to artificial intelligence in Healthcare. Our Summer Internships and 12-month University Placements offer a world of opportunities. You’ll work on real projects, with real clients and real bottom-line deliverables. IBMers have the support of over 380,000 colleagues worldwide and work for leaders who reward diverse thinking and bold ideas. Our opportunities for university students will give you everything you need to build a successful career.

To further enhance your Professional Development, there are opportunities for coaching and mentoring and you even get a dedicated manager. You’ll then have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a commercial environment, via ‘on the job training’, adding value to IBM and our clients.

We offer 12-month University Placement opportunities in Business & Finance, HR, Technology, Marketing, Software Development and Design, and an exciting 12-week ‘Extreme Blue’ Summer Internship 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 help us solve some of our client’s toughest challenges. In return, we’ll give you everything you need to build the career you want, including fantastic support, training and development and a salary of £18,000.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, driven and innovative individuals from any degree background. Our University Placement and Summer Internship will take place in your penultimate year of University. For all of our schemes you must also be on target for (or have already achieved) at least a 2:1 in your undergraduate degree.

Application Dates

Our roles will open on the following dates:
Software Development - 1st October (closing on 7th October)
Extreme Blue - 15th (closing on 21st October)
Business/Finance - 19th October
Technology - 19th October
HR - 17th November

Register your interest and IBM will be in touch with a reminder when they are open for formal applications. We run our hiring process in a series of sprints, 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 (sometimes within 24 hours!) so please be ready and quick to submit an application.


Best Student Employer

Awarded 2nd in IT & Telecommunications Best 100 Student Employers 2021 - 2022


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"I really enjoyed my placement at IBM, it was quite a varied role and there was a lot of scope to take on extra tasks/things I wanted to do or to shadow people. The extra activities available, (called 'Giveback') such as helping out on assessment centres or helping school children with CV/interviews, added to my experience and it was nice to be able to do these alongside my normal job role. " Read full review


"Working with various clients, day to day creating wireframes, running user testing sessions, creating prototypes, implementing design systems, creating components. All of this contributes to an iterative workflow where work is continually presented to the client and improved upon for the final solution. Working alongside other designers, developers, project managers, BAs." Read full review

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  • Internship (1-4 Months)
  • Placement Year (10 Months+)

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