Digital Consultant at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Accountancy Business Analytics Business Management Computer and Systems Engineering Design E-Business Graphic Design Management Consultancy Market Research Marketing Product Design/Industrial Design

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8.5/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

7.5

The Role

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

My placement year at IBM was amazing! I made new friends, developed a wide network, improved my skills and just had an overall great time!

9/10

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

My team was always very supportive of me and my goals. They made sure I felt like part of the team and had enough responsabilities. They were always very keen on providing feedback on my work, where they also gave me tips to improve my skills. They were just amazing.

10/10

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

During the placement at IBM we have 2 managers. One is your task manager, who works directly with you; and tehre's your EPM, who deals with anything specific to your placement, such as your reviews. Both of my managers were fantastic and supported me throughout my time at IBM. They were also very helpful with any questions I had regarding my career plans, skills, and other things I wanted to do outside of my specific role at IBM.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

7/10

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

9/10

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

During this year I learned more than I could have ever expected and the skills I acquired here will help me immensely during my final year at university. Being this writing reports, finance, data analysis, designing engaging presentations, public speaking or just overall industry knowledge; these are skills I'll be able to apply to most of my modules next year

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I worked in a client account that had a very strong team culture. We did many socials throughout the year, including sports, drinks, games, etc.
But IBM in gereral is a very sociable place - being located in the Southbank centre also helps, as there's always something fun to do around teh office after work.
There are also regular social and networking events across the company.

9/10

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

Very organised! We are assigned a placement manager (EPM) that you can go talk to about any concerns you might have about the placement. There are reviews after 3, 6 and 12 months with your EPM and task manager (although there can be another one after 9 months if requested).
There are over 200 interns in the UK every year so tehre a very clear structure to your placement and you are evaluated on very clear dimensions throughout.

9/10

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

IBM has a tool called 'Your Learning', where you can take part in online training courses about any topic of your choosing. This is very helpul as it gives you the opportunity to leave the placement with added certifications that you can include on your LinkedIn.
You are also encouraged to take part in face-to-face training in the UK and abroad.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
6/10

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

9/10

Social

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

9/10

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

The area around Southbank (Waterloo, Covent Garden, etc.) is quite expensive.

4/10

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

There are loads of pubs and bars around the office.

8/10

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

9/10

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