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  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. It has been an extremely enlightening insight into the corporate business world. I had far more responsibility than I imagined and therefore the outcomes and results were far better.

    I would recommend this placement to any young early professional looking for a placement


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. Worked with a number of great people in a company that has a strong collaborative emphasis surrounding their work.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. My task manager and EPM were always looking for opportunities for me to get stuck into, the network I developed meant I could turn to a number of different people for advice, assistance and support


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. You are kept relatively busy, however how busy you were often peaked and troughed dependent on the business calendar, how soon deadlines were and importance of work


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. I had a great amount of responsibility which increased as the year went on, towards the end of my placement, I was extremely independent and this was down to dealing with high levels of responsibility and understanding how to cope in these situations. As mentioned before, there is a great support barrier for you through out the year but especially early on in the year.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. Completely invaluable experience


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. It was usually good, not overly vibrant all the time but it certainly wasn't strict silence and no fun. Often, the office atmosphere would be dictated by quarter ends and targets set.

    There were also a number of opportunities to network over coffee or drinks which certainly improves the atmosphere


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. Extremely well thought out, the team organising the induction sessions and placement years as a whole have clearly spent an awful amount of time developing the process to run as smoothly as possible. The two day induction certainly settles nerves and allows you to familiarise with surroundings


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. Given that you take the opportunities that are available to you, IBM do a fantastic job at investing in their people. There are compulsory traiing courses you have to do, however there are thousands of online training courses whereby you can earn qualifications specific to IBM or in other areas, you can then post these to your LinkedIn to show your capabilities off.


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

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Working from home


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. IBM offer programmes that allow you to become a fully qualified consultant over two years whilst being employed full time. Here you have opportunities to work on exciting projects, for great clients and get to understand how the business operates on both a national and international scale. I have applied to be part of this after University.


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. As there is well in excess of 100 of placement students, the social scene is very prevalent, obviously in the office work came first, however at lunch and after work, myself and colleagues would always find time to socialise. As we are all in the same boat, your placement colleagues were very open to assisting you and vice versa


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. Being based in London, it is quite a shock to the system but you learn to budget, you find cheaper places to shop and socialise. Living in central London, rent is also quite pricey, however if this is a concern, IBM have offices all around the country.


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. The nightlife around us was good, however because of how easy and cheap it is to travel on tubes and buses, you can go to really cool places very easily.


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Ultimately yes, again, if you wanted to make the most out of these opportunities, it was up to you to look for them and get involved


  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+)

Business Analytics, Business Management, Information Technology, Marketing

Central London and City

28th May 2019

£18,000 - £19,999

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