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Deadline: Ongoing
Salary: £19,500
Length: Placement (10 Months+)
Roles: UX/UI Design, Information Technology, Graphic Design
Location: London
City: London

Design Placement - 2023 Intake

This application will only be open from 14th - 28th February so get your application forms in quickly

This application is ONLY for undergraduate students looking for a placement as part of their university course. Please DO NOT apply if you have graduated.

Please ensure you have a link to your portfolio for further on down the application process!
Please do not apply if you do not have a portfolio.

We are looking for design interns for two parts of our business; IBM iX Design and IBM Technology Group, by applying to this job posting you’ll be considered for both.

  • IBM iX design interns will experience a variety of projects ranging from Service Design, UX and Visual Design.
  • Service Design focuses on the end-to-end digital experience. Tell us about your experience taking into account an organisation's needs, a customer's needs and how you have used technology to help you.
  • UX Design focuses on the functionality of the page - show us your approach, how you solve problems and how your solutions evolve.
  • Visual Design revolves around high-quality visuals with an emphasis on accessibility - show us your graphical skills, UI skills, branding design, concept development and of course, your ‘end results’!

IBM Technology design interns will experience a variety of projects ranging from workshop facilitations, UX and Visual Design.

As part of the Client Engineering team, you will learn how to co-create solutions with our customers by using the IBM Garage method. Our most common entry points for new projects will be a range of customer-facing design workshops, ranging from business framing to solution scoping.

UX Design then focuses on how the solution we will be building speak to the target users. The goal is to maximise the business value for our customers by delighting their own users or customers.

Finally, you will get a chance to be embedded in a multi-disciplinary squad working together to actually deliver the solution. This squad will be comprised of technical, product and design-minded professionals, giving you a chance to explore how designers collaborate with other disciplines.

While the UX design activities will carry on during the delivery phase, you may also have a chance to flex your visual design skills, bringing either the IBM or our customers’ brand to life.

Both iX and Technology group are looking for multidisciplinary interns who are enthusiastic and willing to learn, so don’t worry if you are stronger in some areas than others.

These roles will only be based in London

There are several stages of the recruitment process:

  • 1. You will be asked to provide your CV and some information about your studies and eligibility to work in the UK.
  • 2. You will be asked to provide a link to your portfolio and submit a written application form telling us about yourself and why you want to spend your placement with IBM as a design intern. Your application will not be considered if you do not have a portfolio.
  • 3. We review all the applications, and if you are successful, you will be invited to a virtual Exploration Session (assessment centre) on 22nd March. This part of the application journey focuses more on your soft skills, like team working, communication, time management etc.
  • 4. Following the virtual assessment center, you may be asked to attend a portfolio review and design interview, with a designer in IBM iX or IBM Technology group (virtual) where you can talk more about your design experience, methods and examples of your work.
  • 5. Finally, if you make it all the way to the end, you’ll start with us in Summer 2023!

We have design placement's available focusing on UX Design, Service Design and Visual Design. You don’t need to specify which design specialty you’d like to be considered for, but if you do have a preference, please tell us in your application form. If you don’t have a preference don’t worry, this won’t affect your chances

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We have closed for 2022 roles, however, please click the apply now button to register your interest for 2023 and IBM will be in touch with a reminder when they are open for formal applications. If we have new 2022 roles, by registering we'll also be in touch with details on how to apply! Applications are usually open for a few days, so please ensure you are registered in order to get your application in before the window closes!


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