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Apprenticeships at IBM

How long is a Business or Technology apprenticeship at IBM?

Our advanced & higher, business and technology, apprenticeships last for 3 years. Once the 3 years are up, you can either continue your career journey at IBM or choose a different path.

How much is the salary?

For all of our apprenticeship pathways, salaries start at £18,000/annum.

Where will the roles be based?

Our apprenticeship locations vary each year depending on business demand. However, our usual locations are London, Winchester, Portsmouth, Preston, Swindon, Kent & Warwick.

What is a degree apprenticeship?

A degree apprenticeship is very similar to a regular apprenticeship. The only difference is that you will also study and attend university as well as managing your full-time role at IBM. The course is usually 4 years because you study part time, earning 90 credits/year.

How will I be assessed on a degree apprenticeship?

Degree apprenticeships involve a mix of academic study and workplace learning. They are typically assessed using a mix of assignments, exams & presentations. DO YOUR BEST WORK EVER.

Do I have to pay my university fees on a degree apprenticeship?

No. Your university course is paid for, in full, and you get paid a salary which starts on £18,000/year.

How do I apply to a degree apprenticeship at IBM?

You apply for the role through our apprentice application – not through UCAS! The university that you will partner with will be chosen by IBM depending on the demand of the business and location.

Do I receive the same qualifications as I would if I went to university?

Yes! You end the four years with not only a Bachelor’s degree and a Level 6 apprenticeship, but with a lot of real-life experience. You will have spent your time learning at university whilst transferring these skills into your job.

Do I have to attend university as a part of my degree apprenticeship?

Yes. This varies depending on the university you are partnering with. Some universities require you to attend once a week and other universities’ study sessions take place more remotely.

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