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Job Reference:  503647BR
Job level:  Apprentice
Employer:  IBM
Industry:  IT
Job Type:  Full Time

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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 we have new 2022 roles, by registering we'll also be in touch with details on how to apply! Applications are usually open for up to 24 hours, so please ensure you are registered in order to get your application in before the window closes!

 

Your Role and Responsibilities

 

As a Test Engineer Apprentice within our Quality Engineering and Test Practice, this is just a small selection of what you could be involved in.

 

Designing and developing tests to find and fix bugs.

Writing code to develop automated testing frameworks to execute hundreds of tests to verify complex products across different industries.

Applying the latest cognitive techniques to efficiently find defects.

Using threat modelling and attack vector analysis to secure sensitive data.

Building end to end pipelines that automatically test and validate code at every stage from development to deployment in Production.

Writing code and using automated tools to simulate thousands of users on a website.

Using the latest chaos engineering concepts to test the ability of a system to withstand different kinds of planned and unplanned failures.

Skills/attributes we are looking for

A strong analytical thinker and open to continuously learning new technologies and fields.

Flexibility and adaptability.  You will be moving to different projects and industries during your apprenticeship (so you could be testing fighter aircraft engine builds one month, and financial trading systems handling billions of dollars of business the next month.)

Have an inquisitive mind about finding errors, and not afraid to keep asking "what if"!

Can understand both the business domain and the technical implementation

Good communication skills both written and spoken.  You will be working with fellow team members, stakeholders within IBM and clients too.

 

Introduction

 

Since it was founded in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, IBM has been behind many of the most significant technological achievements of the last century, from the invention of the floppy disk to the latest developments in quantum computing. IBM software and hardware navigated the first astronauts to the moon; we were behind the first ATMs; our products process billions of dollars worth of financial transactions every day; we run some of the largest retail websites around the globe; our applications, infrastructure and services have taken a leading role in the fight against cancer, and more recently in managing the global response to the Covid pandemic.

 

One thing common to all of these examples is the high cost of failure, whether that be in financial terms, environmental impact or even human lives. With millions of people around the world every day depending on the systems we build, these systems must be fast; secure; reliable; and they must work as designed, repeatedly and consistently. An outage in one of our services could be headline news within minutes.

 

What we look for

 

You don’t need to be studying a business or technology subject, but you must have a keen interest and passion for Technology.

Have achieved at least 5 GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade C/4 or above these must include Maths and English Language

We also accept Level 2 Skills Tests as a GCSE equivalent in Maths and English.

You will need to be mobile as all our apprenticeship roles will be project based and typically you will find yourself working at client sites which will require extensive travel and staying away from home during the week.

Our base locations are across the UK mainly ( but not limited to)  London, Hurlsey (near Winchester)

You must be authorised to work in the UK.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience: none

 

Required Education: Pre-University Qualification

Preferred Education: Pre-University Qualification

About Business Unit

 

IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

 

Your Life @ IBM

 

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

 

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

 

It's time to define your career.

 

About IBM

 

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

 

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

 

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

 

Location Statement

 

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

 

Being You @ IBM

 

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

 

Country/Region: United Kingdom

 

State / Province: MULTIPLE 

 

City / Township / Village: MULTIPLE CITIES

 

IBM Business Group: CHQ/OTH

 

Primary job category: Project Management

 

Secondary Job Category: Other Project Management 

 

Role ( Job Role): Project Manager

 

Employment Type: Full-Time 

 

Contract type: Regular

 

New Collar Role: Yes

 

Early Professional Track: Apprentice

 

Position Type: Early Professional 

 

Travel Required: Up to 100% or 5 days a week (home on weekends - based on project requirements)

 

Company: (8660) IBM United Kingdom Limited

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position? No

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