Extreme Blue Summer Intern (Technical) at IBM

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Winchester South West
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Computer and Systems Engineering Computer Science

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7.9/10

The Role

8.7

Organisation

8.0

Socialising

6.5

The Role

Role Description

Working in a team of 4 to develop a software product and run a mini business. The technical role included planning and then creating the prototype and presenting it back to IBMers.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

It was an amazing learning experience.

10/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I had real resposibility and felt strongly like a part of the team.

9/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Help was always available when needed

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There was a lot of work.

7/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

There was a fair amount of responsibility but was well balance for an intern such that there was scope to make errors without causing major trouble

8/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Learned many things that will be carried on for life, specially a big boost in confidence, professionalism and communication skills

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A good balance of fun and work.

7/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

It was pretty well organised

8/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

There were a lot of opportunities internally but not if it required financial investment.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • International Travel
  • Working from home
8/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Good prospects

9/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

A very active social scene with other placement students

10/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

The area is a bit expensive.

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Winchester has good pubs, for clubs Southampton was all right and not too far away.

4/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

There were some

7/10