Futures Scheme (12-month Internship) - Technical Roles - Start 2021

  • Employer IBM
  • Job type Internships
  • Salary £20,000
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Nationwide
  • Qualifications gained N/A
  • Date published 08/02/2021

Your Role and Responsibilities

**Please only apply for this programme if you DO NOT have a degree and you are NOT currently studying for one. If you are looking for a University Placement please register your interest for our University Placement Schemes**

You might be uncertain about whether to start work, complete an Apprenticeship or go to University. If that's you and you are unsure about what to do next, IBM's Futures Scheme is for you. We offer you an invaluable opportunity to work for a world-leading company, broadening your horizons and giving you a head start in your career.
What will you do? You’ll be deployed onto a challenging work placement, where you’ll support and learn from experienced professionals from across IBM. This could be in any technical area across the company from Software Development to Problem Diagnosis.
At the end of the placement, it’s in your hands. If you would like to consider IBM as a long term career then you could apply for our Apprenticeship scheme, or you could go to University and consider IBM's Graduate Programme in a few years’ time. Begin your career and gain invaluable business experience with IBM’s Futures Scheme.

The Recruitment Process

  • Please only apply to 1 Futures Scheme (Business or Technical)!
  • Futures Internships run from June/July/August/September 2021 for 12 months.
  • There are four stages of our recruitment process, you need to meet the requirements of each stage in order to pass onto the next; online testing, applicaiton form, assessment centre. If you suscessfully pass our assessment centre then you will go into our matching process, more about this will be explained at assessment centre.

Before you apply, please ensure you are:

  • Do not have an Undergraduate Degree or are studying for one!  
  • Eligible to work in the UK for the whole placement


IBM's Futures 12 month placement scheme provides fantastic technical experience and a challenging role for those leaving college or sixth-form. Learn first hand from the best in IBM and gain invaluable work experience to enable you to decide where your career takes you next. Futures Internships run from June/July/August/September 2021 for 12 months.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Do not have an Undergraduate Degree or are studying for one!  
  • Eligible to work in the UK for the whole placement (UK/EU Resident/ Hold a Tier 4 Visa)


Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

None, please select 'No' from below.

Required Education

High School Diploma/GED

Preferred Education

Pre-University Qualification

Eligibility Requirements

Authorisation to work in the UK for the duration of the placement (without sponsorship).

About Business Unit

Technical Futures Placements will be working in an innovative, creative and exciting working environment. Some of the major industries we work in are Banking, Healthcare, Retail and Telecommunications Media & Entertainment. These are just a few of the exciting business areas of IBM.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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