IBM to help staff leave and train to become teachers

IBM is planning to launch a scheme that encourages its employees to leave the business and pursue a career in teaching.

The technology giant said the scheme, which is already running in its US locations, will be introduced to its European businesses next year.

The company will financially support individuals through teaching training for two years after leaving the organisation. About 300 people in the US have already volunteered for the scheme.

The new scheme is the latest in a number of flexible working options available to its staff. It also runs a leave of absence scheme that allows staff to exit the organisation to develop new skills before returning to work for the company.

IBM employs 329,000 people globally with a UK workforce of 23,000.

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