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  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. I really enjoyed my placement role at IBM, as well as undertaking opportunities such as giveback, online learning and shadowing


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. My colleagues made me feel very welcome form day one and were always there to support me, even outside work


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. My task manager was always very supportive, giving useful advice and helping out whenever I struggled.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. It was varied, my role is very project based and therefore, some days I would be very busy without having time to take a break. On the other days, it was more relaxed which was very useful to an extent that I could dedicate that time to work on university essays and grad application


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. I was given a lot of responsibility straight after the handover


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. Although my role was not linked to my degree, the skills I developed and experience gained will help with my work style at university and when I graduate


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. My office consists of only 10 people and depending on the time of the year, it was either full and lively or empty and quite


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. I think it was very organised. I first had an induction followed by handover and real work. I was assigned an Early Professional Manager who I had regular contact with and a Task Manager


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. Multiple opportunities available such as online learning, giveback and shadowing. My task manager was very supportive of that and let me undertake personal development courses during office hours


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

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. Very appealing, especially the CBD scheme which I am applying to


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. Great social scene, especially with the Hub being the place where everyone would play games at


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. In Winchester it was pretty expensive


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Absolutely no Nightlife in Hursley/Winchester. Had to go to Southampton for that


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Plenty of opportunities advertised daily via emails or on company channels


  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+)

Administration/Secretarial, Arts/Entertainment/Media, Business Analytics, Design, Financial Management, Graphic Design, Logistics and Operations, Market Research, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Recruitment, Sales

South East

28th May 2019

£14,000 - £15,999

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