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7.7 / 10

(based on 53 ratings in 2016)


"Sales school is really good – the training at the beginning of the scheme sets you up well with some knowledge and there's so much online training that you can do if you need it."
Graduate, London
"I had some good training when I initially joined. I'd prefer to have more technical training and maybe a little less soft skill training."
Graduate, London
"Over the two years, we are allocated a set budget that we are encouraged to fully utilise. There are a wide variety of education courses, both internal and external, available to us. I have currently completed a project management fundamentals course internally and have gained the foundation and practitioner qualifications for PRINCE2, which are externally recognised."
Graduate, London
"You often get to travel to Europe for training. As well as the core training, there are things like 'design camp' and 'agile academy'."
Graduate, London
"So far, I have received training on how to deal with clients in different situations. I have also done some online personal education to develop my knowledge further. There are courses available that you sign up for and are able to do during your time on the scheme."
Graduate, London
"The training programmes offered are very useful and well respected. However, it often takes a while to get a place on a course."
Graduate, London
"There are opportunities to do a wide range of external training programmes (ITIL, PRINCE2, Agile) and also a vast range of internal courses. There has never been a point where I have lacked new learning/training opportunities."
Graduate, London
"There are training programmes that are provided to help equip us for our roles and lots of additional, optional training programmes advertised to help build other skills and network with others. If there are external courses that you believe will help equip you for your role, this can be discussed and potentially supported."
Entry level, London
"There is a vast amount of training programmes at IBM with a huge graduate budget. Training is often adapted to get the best results."
Graduate, Hursley


"The training programme is excellent, with an intensive four week induction course before work begins. There are lots of opportunities to learn and develop throughout, too."
Graduate, London
"I had mobile testing and development training, with good teachers shipped in from around the world. The training also offered a chance to interact with colleagues from other teams/countries."
Graduate, London
"The Global Sales School I undertook is a world-renowned sales training programme."
Graduate, London
"Training opportunities are good at IBM: you are encouraged to complete specific mandatory and optional training courses at the beginning of your career, then depending on what path you choose - you are supported to develop further."
Entry level, London/Bonn
"I have gained several industry recognised qualifications and also internal skills as a result of training at IBM."
Midlevel, London
"As part of a technical sales role, I did basic consultative sales training and understanding the best way to have client-facing conversations for the best productive result. I also did some training in effective communications and presentations."
Graduate, London
"There are loads of in-house training sessions, and a budget for out of house education too. The Foundation Group recommends courses and there are opportunities for pair programming, shadowing and extra managers within work."
Graduate, Winchester
"In the first two weeks I attended an induction. The first week I learnt all about the company and things I needed to know as an employee. In my second week we learnt all about client interactions and communication. There is also a wealth of training that I can access through the company whenever I need to."
Graduate, London


"I've been on several soft skills and hard skills training courses most recently at an office in Germany on an IBM product."
Graduate, London
"Training is excellent on the graduate scheme - you could literally spend your whole two years training based on the offerings they have. There is a huge variety from very technical skills to soft, selling skills with everything in between."
Graduate, Edinburgh/London
"A variety of training courses are available and employees are usually well-supported to attend them. They range from soft-skills, consulting courses focusing on client-interaction, teamwork, rapport building, and presentation skills, through to technical skills in software development and technical focus areas. The courses you attend depend on the graduate's career direction."
Graduate, London
"Training and development opportunities are a real strength for the company in my opinion. The only caveat is that you have to be proactive to get the training you want."
Graduate, London
"The training courses I have attended have always been worthwhile, and allow me to develop skills in a number of areas; effective communication, active listening, presenting, etc."
Graduate, London
"IBM offers a lot of training opportunities. You have to work these around your project work if you are a consultant but you can do training in pretty much anything you can imagine!"
Graduate, Leeds
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