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IBM: Gap Years, Apprenticeships, Graduate scheme


Why you need to know about IBM

We’re writing to you today because we wanted to tell you about our friends at IBM. We’re very excited about what they can offer you – and naturally, we wanted you to know about it!

I’m listening. Tell me more…

Whether it’s helping transform healthcare or improving the way we go shopping, IBM’s work can be found in all sorts of interesting places — and they’ve been doing it for more than 100 years.

IBM mathematicians, coders and web designers shake things up in the kitchen, reroute traffic jams, and even create a better stadium experience for the next generation of sports fans.

IBM are looking for young people with the drive and curiosity to learn everything there is to know about the way a business works – and then help to make it better!

What will I gain?

You’ll be stretched and challenged. You’ll learn how to develop your ideas and be encouraged to share them. You’ll be nurtured and supported so you can make the most of your time at IBM – that’s the way IBM will get the most out of you!

This is what you’ll need: 

  • Ideas
  • Passion
  • Energy
  • x5 C+ at GCSE (inc Maths & English)
  • 160 UCAS points

And this is what you’ll get:

And the good news? There’s a way in for you, whatever your plans.

Gap Years: IBM Futures 
Applications open now!

For you if… You’re not sure where you’re headed but you’d like to gain valuable skills and get a flavour of the workplace.

You can check out the job profile now – choose from business or technical.

“The Futures scheme gave me exposure and experience in a successful company. It helped me to identify what I enjoyed doing and perhaps equally as importantly the elements of the role that I enjoyed less… The scheme was only one year long and gave me more time to think about my career ambitions.”
—Angus Brown, IBM Futures Gap Year student

Apprenticeships: Train straight from school

Apply from January

For you if… You want to learn a high-skilled job right away but don’t want to be “just” another trainee. You’ll be part of the team, learn by doing the job and make a real difference every day.

Learn more on our IBM profile…

“I have three years of experience, a guaranteed job, good pay and no debt! I’m a young early professional and this apprenticeship is giving me the opportunity to gain experience, meet new people, learn the industry while receiving a qualification.”
—Chez Beckett, IBM apprentice

Graduates: Join IBM after uni

For you if… You like what you see but have decided uni is the best choice for you.

Join the graduate scheme and you’ll get to focus on what gets you out of bed in the morning – whether that’s helping run the business, helping clients solve problems, creating new technology or making sure it’s beautifully designed.

Learn more on our IBM profile…

If you think this email might be helpful to someone else, please feel free toforward it on. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at

Success at School Team


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