IBM Ignite – Hursley – 30/04/2018

Are you an enthusiastic and driven person aged 16-24, looking for exposure to the corporate world?

If you are aged 16 – 24 and currently not employed or enrolled on a training/education course you are eligible for this opportunity.

Yes? Then our Ignite program is tailored just for you. The purpose of the program is to equip you with the skills and experience you need to help you take that next step on the employment ladder, whatever it may be.

Don’t worry you don’t need be technical to apply as we have wide range of roles from technical, to business, HR and operations available as part of the program. We take the time to match you to the right role for you and you don’t need to have any prior experience to apply.

So why wait? Apply now.

What does a typical placement look like?

IBM offer a fun and diverse four-week work experience program as part of a wider traineeship provided externally.

The placement with IBM is four weeks and provides a mix of on the job work experience and skills development. Over the 20-day program you will spend 13 days working alongside a team of experienced IBMers and seven days working with the Ignite team focusing on soft skills development and activities to compliment and build your CV. Our focus is to help support you through the placement building your confidence alongside your skills and experience and helping make you the ‘best’ option to future employers.

The roles and day to day activities vary but are closely matched to your interests and experience to ensure that you gain the most from the placement.

Our task managers and mentors are a mix of young people new to their IBM careers who can offer peer support and experienced mentors able to share their wealth of corporate experience.

What you should wear:

  • Please dress for a professional, business environment, smart clothes, appropriate shoes for the corporate environment.
  • ‘Dress for the job you want’

Skills you’ll come away with:

  • Teamwork
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • Experience of working in a professional corporate environment
  • Technical Security Badge
  • Technical Awareness
  • Volunteering Experience
  • Business profiles
  • Confidence.

What have previous participants of this programme said about their placement?

‘At first, I was nervous about working in such a big corporation, but after meeting my Task Managers, Mentor and wider team, I came to realise that everyone is so helpful here and if you’re willing to put the work in they will support you.’

 ‘The experience I gained from the ignite programme has been invaluable. It really showed me what it’s like to work in a professional environment and the type of qualities and competencies employers are looking for.’

‘The transferable skills learnt at IBM are invaluable – effective communication and presentation skills, time management, and analytical research abilities – all helpful in my future endeavours’

Complete this placement and then…

Potentially apply to IBM placement/apprenticeship programs.
Take your new skills and confidence into your chose career.
Over 60% of our Ignite trainees go on to successfully secure a job or next steps within education.

A few final things…

Reasonable travel expenses reimbursed? Yes.
Public transport accessible? Yes.
Lunch expenses reimbursed? Yes /£5 a day.
Mentor provided during placement? Yes.
Reference given once placement completed? Yes / LinkedIn


Placement Reference: IBMHursley358

Placement Start Date: 30/04/2018

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