IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries and is the world’s largest IT and consulting services company. IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large.
Starting as a manufacturer and supplier of business machines it has evolved over nearly a century into the only company capable of meeting an organisation’s entire IT needs.
Business leaders choose to partner with IBM, knowing that our products and services will help them run their organisations in the most competitive and cost-effective way. IBM’s unrivalled range of products and services mean it can be all things to all businesses, regardless of size and industry. Not just hardware and software, but consulting, financing and the full spectrum of services, too.
IBM has a long history of collaboration with the University of Southampton giving both an industrial perspective to strategy whilst also supporting and working on interdisciplinary PhD research projects across a range of sectors from marine and maritime to computer science, computational chemistry and ground-breaking medical research.
IBM is looking for enthusiastic, driven and innovative individuals. IBM is now over 100 years old, and this has only been possible through constantly reinvention and by employing diverse and creative people.
Graduates constantly put IBM among the top UK companies to work for, thanks largely to a reputation as a progressive employer where everyone’s contribution is welcomed from day one.
A 12-month University Placement at IBM is hard to top. First and foremost, it gets the applicant a global leader’s name on their CV. It’s also a year filled with challenges that will stretch capabilities, give exposure that will kick start a professional career whilst allowing the opportunity to meet truly inspirational people. It’s certainly not easy; IBM are successful because they push themselves hard. After all, it’s a huge business, where complex work is going on in every place you look (and the team will encourage you to explore). But, if applicants are insatiably curious, passionate about innovation and eager to get into the world of big business, there’s nothing like it.
Initially new employees are placed on the hire induction program, generally lasting from 3 – 9 weeks. They will also be given an introduction to technology fundamentals, consulting skills (where appropriate) and project management skills. For 2 weeks of their induction, they participate in a simulated project focussing on client facing and project management skills. New employees are then assigned a Professional Development Manager (PDM) who they work with to set new employees’ objectives, review performance, help develop skills and career planning.
There are summer internships, and then there’s Extreme Blue. Think of it as the opportunity to run your own business, but with the support, expertise, and backing of one of the worlds leading technology companies.
Find out more about IBM and its career opportunities at www-05.ibm.com/employment/uk/