Graduate scheme

Greater London + 1


Duration : Up to 2 years
Salary : £32,000
Entry Requirements : on track for a 2:1 in Design or human-centric degree e.g. Psychology, English, Ergonomics.
Locations : London or Manchester

Your future in Design Consulting starts here with the Graduate Employer of the Year!

IBM Services is one of the largest consulting services organizations in the world.

As part of the next generation of multi-skilled Design Consultants, you will be designing intuitive services that both delight the people using them and make complex new technologies usable and useful to the world.

With excellent people skills you will bridge the gap between users and technology. Combining IBM’s Enterprise Design Thinking with other design processes you will deliver tangible benefits, translating user needs into digital solutions.

In your first two years, you’ll move between different projects, partnering with a variety of household names and making a difference to everyday life. In a diverse team (IBM is big on diversity – look it up!) you will work alongside senior designers, developers, scrum masters, analysts and business consultants. You will learn from their experience as you grow your career to become one of IBM’s design specialists of the future: Design Leads, Design Principles, Design Thinking Coaches, Distinguished Designers and many more.

Regardless of your speciality of Service, UX or Visual design, as a Design Consultant you will pick up skills across the design spectrum using state-of-the-art technologies to infuse excellent user-centred design into solutions.

Rest assured, you are not expected to be the finished article when you walk through the door… Our world-class training programme will equip you with all the skills you need and develop your understanding of design, business and technology.

From day one you’ll join a dynamic Associates community. You can explore a vast array of inclusive organizations and programmes that promote the IBM values of social and corporate responsibility. Living and working in a culture built on strong ethical values and business integrity, making a difference in the world.

You will have a dedicated Associates Manager giving you the confidence to make the very best of every opportunity and supporting your accelerated career growth. You will be empowered to become who you want to be.

Are you…

  • Passionate about user-centred design and digital?
  • Eager to change the way digital services are delivered to users?
  • Able to demonstrate that empathy, research, analysis and a deep understanding of design is important in society today?
  • Hungry to learn with a dream to expand your knowledge and improve your skills? Do you have a growth mindset?
  • Do you have a growth mindset?
  • Excited by new challenges and taking on responsibility?
  • Adaptable and able to understand different points of view?
  • Happy to spend time away from home, working during the week at client offices across the UK (and possibly further afield)?
  • On track for a 2:1 in your degree in a design-related or relevant subject?

With IBM you will have the confidence to do your best work ever!

We have closed for 2022 roles, however, please click the apply now button to register your interest for 2023 and IBM will be in touch with a reminder when they are open for formal applications. If IBM have new 2022 roles, by registering they will also be in touch with details on how to apply! Applications are usually open for up to a week, but will close when they reach capacity (sometimes within 24-48 hours!) so please ensure you are registered in order to get your application in before the window closes!

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