Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships at IBM are all about picking up new skills – and lots of them. When you join IBM as an apprentice it is not just about training and qualifications. We have your long-term professional career in mind.

We'll help you grow through an intensive work-based development program, with comprehensive learning, focused hands-on training, and mentorship. It's the kind of experience you simply couldn’t get anywhere else.

Brandon
Software Engineer Apprentice

I love that the environment is ALL about growth and innovation. Whether you’ve been here 22 years or 22 weeks, everyone is encouraged to continue to learn and innovate.

What does the experience look like?

As an apprentice, you'll join with other apprentices in a local cohort, while having the opportunity to collaborate amongst your peers across many business units and geographies. During your first few weeks, you will learn about IBM and the skills you'll be attaining throughout your apprenticeship. Then, you'll work with your managers and mentors to progress through your personal skills roadmap, learning and demonstrating new knowledge and competencies through hands-on application with your project teams. You'll complete milestones along the way, earning digital credentials to validate your skills, and will come back together with other apprentices to participate in on-going training and development focused on your professional and technical skills. Best of all, you are a contributing member of your team, putting forward ideas, taking on responsibilities and making choices about how you get the job done just like any other IBMer. And, yes, we pay you too!


What sort of apprentices are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has an appetite for learning, passion for technology and determination to succeed! Energy, creativity and passion are really important to us. We also work in teams all the time, so you need to be someone who’ll thrive in that kind of environment – a great communicator and someone with the ability to lead others.

There are other characteristics we look for, too. We call them competencies - think about whether, and how, you can demonstrate them during our application process. Some of the competencies we look for are Adaptability, Communication, Client Focus, Creative Problem Solving, Drive, Teamwork, Passion for IBM and Taking Ownership.

Rick Bowers
Vice President,
Cloud Technical Support

The New Collar program has been extremely successful with our organization. The candidates brought a whole new perspective and positive energy to the team. They quickly built their skills, experience and integrated directly into the team. While looking forward to the next group of candidates, I think we've uncovered a great new pipeline of technical skills.

Software Engineer Apprenticeship
Duration: 12 months
Locations: Raleigh, NC; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA

As a Software Engineer Apprentice at IBM, you’ll work as part of a larger team of experienced developers and mentors in an interactive, collaborative environment. You’ll learn the fundamentals of development, software design, testing, and cloud computing, agile principles, IBM Design Thinking, DevOps and continuous delivery.

Application Development Specialist Apprenticeship
Duration: 12 months
Locations: Rocket Center, WV

As an Application Developer Apprentice at IBM, you’ll work as part of a larger team of experienced developers and mentors in an interactive, collaborative environment. You’ll learn the fundamentals of development, software design, testing, and cloud computing, agile principles, IBM Design Thinking, DevOps and continuous delivery. You will also learn how to resolve IBM customer issues, debug customer problems and environments, and increase Cloud Service skills.

Mainframe System Administrator Apprenticeship
Duration: 18 months
Locations: Columbia, MO; Poughkeepsie, NY

As a Mainframe System Administrator Apprentice at IBM, you’ll work with other System Administrators, Systems Programmers, network, and application teams to perform daily activities ranging in complexity and will be responsible for the installation, configuration, upkeep, and reliable operation of one or more client environments. You may also work closely with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to customize application solutions and tools to help improve the value of the z Systems platform to our clients.

Cybersecurity Analyst Apprenticeship
Duration: 12 months
Locations: Rocket Center, WV

As a Cybersecurity Analyst Apprentice at IBM, you’ll work in Security Operations Center where you will have the opportunity to apply your technical knowledge using the latest tools and technologies in supporting and preventing cyber threats for our clients. You’ll learn how to monitor and audit systems, analyze potential security violations, and perform continuous monitoring duties to detect security weaknesses.

Junior Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship
Duration: 12 months
Locations: Austin, TX; San Jose, CA; Columbia, MO

As a Project Manager Apprentice at IBM, you’ll use the latest tools and technologies available to deliver best in class projects for a diverse range of clients. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that critical projects for our clients are expertly organized, scheduled, budgeted, and managed to help organizations improve their business outcomes in the global marketplace.

Junior Data Scientist Apprenticeship
Duration: 24 months
Locations: New York, NY

As a Junior Data Scientist Apprentice at IBM, you will work as part of a team to solve business-related problems using data-driven techniques. You will apply the scientific method to business scenarios, clean and prepare data for statistical and machine learning modeling, work with a variety of analytical algorithms to build models that better explain data relationships and predict potential scenarios, translate data insights into business value, communicate results to difference audiences, and master different technologies for model deployment.

Junior Data Analyst Apprenticeship
Duration: 12 months
Locations: Columbia, MO

As a Junior Data Analyst Apprentice at IBM, you’ll use the latest tools and technologies available to deliver best in class data analysis, business results and quantifiable return on investment for our business and business partners. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that critical projects for our clients are expertly organized, scheduled, analyzed, communicated and managed to help organizations improve their business outcomes in the global marketplace.

Coming soon!

Electronics Technician Apprenticeship
Duration: 12 months
Locations: Poughkeepsie, NY; Austin, TX

As an Electronics Engineering Technician Apprentice at IBM, you will work in any one of the following: Thermal Lab, TechPower Card Lab, TechOptical Diagnostics, Physical Failure Analysis, Microelectronic Assembly. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience using the latest tools and technologies to support IBM processors, storage or other semiconductor hardware.

Chemical Technician Apprenticeship
Duration: 12 months
Locations: East Fishkill, NY

As a Chemical Technician Apprentice at IBM, you will use the latest tools and technologies available to help to deliver state-of-the-art analysis work on IBM's microprocessor chips, packaging and advanced materials. Throughout your apprenticeship, you will learn the essentials of chemical and electrical lab safety procedures. You will be taught to mechanically and chemically prepare samples for chemical, optical, or physical characterization. Part of your curriculum will also expose you to IBM’s latest chip-packaging technologies, and the methods needed to characterize the integrity of, and fail mechanisms in chip packaging schemes.

Hardware Design Technician Apprenticeship
Duration: 12 months
Locations: Austin, TX; Poughkeepsie, NY; Rochester, MN

As a Hardware Design Technician Apprentice at IBM, you will learn the mechanical packaging and design of electronic sub-assemblies (power, thermal, IO, planar boards, interconnect frames, brackets, covers, etc.) that make up our z and Power systems using three dimensional (3D) CAD tools like Catia, Creo and Solidworks.

Coming soon!

Talent Acquisition Apprenticeship
Duration: 12 months
Locations: Raleigh, NC

As a Talent Acquisition Apprentice at IBM, you’ll work as part of a larger team of Talent Acquisition Professionals to create a signature experience for managers and candidates as part of the hiring process. You’ll learn the fundamentals of agile, focus on collaboration across various roles, and manage a portfolio of openings to successfully hire and onboard top talent to IBM. You’ll help design and deliver innovative recruiting strategies and partner with business leaders to help solution their talent needs. You’ll manage candidate flow, conduct pre-employment checks, deliver candidate offers, and oversee onboarding of new hires into IBM.

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Zenia

Software Engineer Apprentice

I’ve enjoyed my training experience. I have a fantastic mentor who is quick to guide me when I feel stuck. I’m given the tools and resources, but I have to take initiative with people and create my own roadmap, which has been invaluable in strengthening my leadership skills.

Phong

Software Engineer Apprentice

I am treated as a team member. I've had my fair share of work, a chance to contribute ideas, have my own responsibility, together with the learning opportunity. This is huge for me.

Keira

Talent Acquisition Apprentice

I have loved learning about how diverse and inclusive IBM is; they really recognize the unique skills an individual may have and can bring to the company.


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