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  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. It has really been a very interesting year from every perspective. I can say that I have really enjoyed working for a company as big as IBM while also being part of a very healthy corporate culture.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. I have seen that my work was appreciated throughout my time here and that people were not hesitant to express their gratitude.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. Support was more than adequate by the Early Professionals team and has really helped us as interns to gain insights on how to progress our careers both at IBM but wherever else we feel is right for us.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. IBM's placement scheme gives you the opportunity to own enough responsibility so as to provide value to your business process, but also makes sure that you get enough free time to pursue your own interests within the company's vast pool of learning resources and giveback opportunities.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. As stated above, there was a healthy balance between responsibility to your business unit and freedom to get involved in projects that you may find appealing, or you believe will add value to your overall experience.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. I have viewed this past year as a learning experience and not a job. Having developed my technical skills as well as unlocking new sets of soft skills has really equipped me for my final year as well as my future career.


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. Generally it was very friendly and it inspired productivity as well as professionalism.


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. Very clear and organised. The structure was well-defined and allowed us to set meaningful goals and milestones.


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. My manager was not only always keen to support me in any personal learning opportunities I want to take on, but was also proactive in suggesting opportunities to me.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Flexi Time

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. IBM has been awarded the top overall graduate employer of the year for the second year in a row so I think that says it all. A great opportunity to kickstart your career in a top corporation with the flexibility to find your own appeal within the scheme.


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. Absolutely, it was not at all difficult to find a group of interns to hang out with at the start but also everyone was keen for a chat anytime!


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. Compared with other locations of the same company it was high as it was central London.


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. London is somewhere where you can enjoy yourself any time of the day, especially at night!


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Yes, again London provides a platform for all kinds of lifestyle.


  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer and Systems Engineering, Information Technology, Logistics and Operations, Sales

Central London and City

13th May 2019

£18,000 - £19,999

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