Build your future with IBM

At IBM you'll flourish like no where else. You’ll be surrounded by the best and the brightest, you’ll work in an environment that will accelerate your professional development, cultivate your leadership skills and provide you with all the capabilities you need to tackle the ever-changing global business landscape. Great careers can be defined by where they started. Deciding to start at IBM is an investment in your future, no matter where your career takes you.


Startwise, our official graduate program, incorporates mentoring sessions, orientation days, business training, social events and much more. Not only do we look after your professional development, we also take care of your social interests by ensuring that as a new IBMer you'll remain connected with all of your fellow graduates.

Startwise: Highlights

Orientation

The orientation of IBM's Startwise Program is comprised of a two-day induction that is designed to introduce new grads to the graduate program. The orientation is also an opportunity for networking and interaction with fellow peers.


Graduate Connect Sessions

Graduate Connect Sessions are monthly informative sessions that are designed to assist graduates with their integration into the IBM Company. Common features of the session include subject matter experts presenting on topical areas alongside overviews of business units and different company strategies.


Graduate Facilitated Mentoring Program

The Graduate Facilitated Mentoring program is a three month program that teaches graduates the fundamental elements of a successful mentoring relationship.


Graduate Network

The graduate network is a network run completely by graduates. As soon as you start as an IBM graduate, you automatically become part of the grad network. More than anything else, the network provides support for new graduates as well as creating a fun, collaborative environment in which to work.


Graduate Inferno Recognition Event

This is the primary recognition event for new graduates in their first 12 months at IBM. The event provides our top performing graduates with a unique IBM experience that is designed to contribute to the overall progression of their future careers.


Business Acumen Simulation and Graduation

The business acumen simulation offers graduates the opportunity to simulate C-level decision making in hypothetical situations. It offers graduates a new perspective on the happenings that occur during day-to-day business. After the simulation graduates participate in a graduation ceremony which marks the final stage of the Startwise program.

Eligibility

To be eligible for our Internship Program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or permanent residency holder
  • Be enrolled in a tertiary degree at a University in Australia or New Zealand
  • Have a strong academic record, i.e. credit average or above
  • Less than 2 years relevant work experience

Location

We have opportunities in a number of locations across Australia and New Zealand. Locations may vary depending on demand and you may at times need to travel between IBM locations and client sites.

Sydney: St. Leonards, West Pennant Hills and Client site.

Melbourne: Southbank and Client site.

Other: New Zealand (Auckland & Wellington), Canberra, Bathurst, Adelaide, Perth, Ballarat and Brisbane.


Where will you fit at IBM?

At IBM, you will have the opportunity to find out for yourself which parts of the business you are most interested in. You can apply and develop the skills and knowledge gained from technical and non-technical degrees, providing the right fit for your area of study. Match your degree and major to a business unit.

Degree and Major Business Unit
*Click on the links to find out more about the business units*
Your Role Rotation / Duration
  • Engineering (electrical, electronic, chemical, software, mechanical)
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Project co-ordinator
  • IT specialist
  • Technical consultant
  • Software engineer
Global Technology Services –
2 X 6 month rotations


Global Business Services –
4 X 6 month rotations


Australia Development Laboratory –
12 months


Early Professional Sellers Program –
24 months
  • Computer science
  • Information Technology
  • Science
  • Project co-ordinator
  • IT specialist
  • Technical consultant
  • Software engineer
  • Business
  • Business Information System
  • Art
  • Project co-ordinator
  • Business operations
  • Digital sellers
Degree and Major Business Unit
*Click on the links to find out more about the business units*
Your Role Rotation / Duration
  • Engineering (electrical, electronic, chemical, software, mechanical)
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Project co-ordinator
  • IT specialist
  • Technical consultant
  • Software engineer
Global Technology Services – 2 X 6 month rotations
Global Business Services – 4 X 6 month rotations
Australia Development Laboratory – 12 months
Early Professional Sellers Program – 24 months
  • Computer science
  • Information Technology
  • Science
  • Project co-ordinator
  • IT specialist
  • Technical consultant
  • Software engineer
  • Business
  • Business Information System
  • Art
  • Project co-ordinator
  • Business operations
  • Digital sellers