The IBM South Africa Information Technology Graduate Internship Program is an initiative aimed at providing recent graduates with practical work experience and professional development opportunities in the field of information technology (IT). The program is designed to offer hands-on training, mentorship, and exposure to various aspects of IT within IBM.
Through this internship program, graduates have the chance to work alongside experienced professionals, gaining insights into IBM’s innovative technologies, methodologies, and solutions. They typically get involved in real-world projects, contributing to the development and implementation of IT solutions while learning about IBM’s processes and industry practices.
Interns in this program receive mentorship from seasoned professionals, allowing them to enhance their technical skills, problem-solving abilities, and industry knowledge. They also have opportunities to collaborate with diverse teams, gaining exposure to different IT domains and business areas.
The program aims to groom and nurture young talent, providing them with a platform to kick-start their careers in the IT industry. It focuses on building a pipeline of skilled professionals by providing practical learning experiences that complement their academic qualifications.
IBM’s Graduate Internship Program in South Africa serves as a stepping stone for graduates to gain valuable industry experience, explore different IT roles, and potentially pursue long-term career opportunities within the company or the broader technology sector.
If you’re prepared to take charge in this evolving era of technology and tackle some of the world’s most complex issues, take a look below to check if you meet the criteria. If you do, seize the opportunity and submit your application.
Your Role and Responsibilities
- As a Technical / Technical Sales Graduate, you understand the client’s business requirements, technical requirements and/or competitive landscape.
- You apply business insights, build and maintain client relationships, incorporate IBM Data & AI portfolio into client-valued solutions and ensure client readiness for the implementation of technical solutions.
- Understand the client’s business requirements and technical requirements,
- Apply industry-specific knowledge and experience, as well as deep product skill and competitive knowledge to bring new business and technology insights to assigned clients, in order to help drive.
- You must be self-motivated, driven to win sales opportunities, and ready to interact daily with customers, colleagues, and business partners.
- Develop re-usable industry-specific assets and demonstrations.
- Collaborate with other internal IBM teams to drive unmatched customer satisfaction.
- Maintain an understanding of the clients industry, including industry trends, industry business processes
- Collaborate with IBM sales teams to define, design, and detail the technical aspects and feasibility of proposed solutions.
- Demonstrated level of business acumen as it applies to the client’s business
- Skilled in consultative selling, with an understanding of the client’s needs and IBM capabilities
- Commercially minded and capable of supporting end-to-end sales engagements with the ability to think, plan and act strategically.
- Extensive networking and interpersonal skills in complex environments
- Self-starter with eagerness to seek and build new skills
Requirements For The IBM South Africa Information Technology Graduate Internship Program:
Bachelor’s Degree/Honours Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
- Experience in developing code
- Base knowledge of Java, Python, Eclipse, Ansible and Cloud platforms
- Passion for leveraging technology to create enterprise wide solutions
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
- Analytical Thinker
- Deadline and results driven
- Maintain a positive attitude and provide exemplary customer service
- Ability to work independently and carry out assignments to completion
- Ability to multi-task
- Ability to take initiative and make decisions
- Capability to produce HR content on time, with attention to detail
- Understand and maintain confidentiality/integrity
- Continuous learning – a curious mind and have willingness to learn
Teamwork and collaboration mindset
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