7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The start of the year was particularly quiet, as our team were located in the basement where there wasn't much buzz about. However, in the new year we got moved up to the second floor which has made a huge positive impact on the atmosphere.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
My job description was very poor. It was merely a few sentences which didn't accurately depict what I would be doing. I didn't know who my task manager was for the first week or so.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
I enjoyed using the online learning and badge system at our disposal to further my knowledge of IBM and the industry. However, I think more could be done to encourage personal development - eg allowing a budget to purchase educational books / training courses.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
They are quite appealing, as they are very well promoted in the company. However, the actual application process was confusing and unclear. When I asked for help I was ignored.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Yes, excellent! I have made many friends throughout my placement year who I will aim to keep in touch with.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
London is very expensive, but it didn't come as a suprise.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Amazing. So many things right at our doorstop. Southbank is an excellent location.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
A few... for example I joined a netball team with a few collegues.
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