Visual Designer 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
Product Design/Industrial Design

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8.8/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

8.5

The Role

Role Description

Work on client projects with multidisciplinary teams, encompasses multiple disciplines from creating branding projects to designing apps, websites and other digital experiences.

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

One of the best years of my University Degree. IBM's community is second to none.

10/10

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

Sometimes I forget I'm an intern - I get treated like a full time employee and we all collaborate borderlessly in the Studio.

9/10

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

IBM is great at supporting us, no matter whether that is to improve on our design skills or personal skills. Nonetheless the huge support on side projects.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I rarely don't have anything to do. I have been on projects everyday and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

10/10

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

More than I thought at the beginning. It is great to be trusted even as a junior designer with limited experience. The chance to lead a client project says it all.

9/10

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

Hugely. It has broadened by digital design skills, but also client facing skills, communication skills, etc

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Music is always playing in the studio, relaxing yet professional atmosphere.

10/10

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

Very well set up, everything is organised and planned out.

10/10

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

Hugely. Even side projects, no matter whether that is for IBM or for personal, they are very encouraging and supportive.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

Very appealing. However aware that there will be a large pool of talented competition

5/10

Social

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

Yes, very sociable for both my team and intern community

10/10

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

Quite expensive especially being in the centre of London for the year.

4/10

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

Very lively and vibrant. Always something going on.

10/10

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

Yes

10/10

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