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  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. My role has been constantly different as we receive different requests everyday. This has made it exciting and enjoyable on a day to day basis


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. The members on my team would sometimes come to me to ask for some help and appreciated the work I did for my geography.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. Both my task manager and EPM have been so friendly and helpful throughout my entire year, whether it be a work based problem or personal.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. It often varied on the amount of emails I received, but there was always extra learning or something outside of my normal role which I could work on.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. Since the first day I was given a high level of responsibility which at first was daunting but I soon learnt to appreciate this and take it all on my shoulders.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. My communcation skills has dramatically increased, both oral and written. My confidence has also improved alongside this which has made me more comfortable in my work as well as my problem solving skills


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. While an office is never going to be non-stop fun, I was able to easily interact with those around me and everyone was so nice and friendly which made the atmosphere more relaxing.


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. The placement program is so well organised and we have always been in constant contact with people if there were any waits or if we had any questions. The care we recieve once on the programme has also been of the highest quality.


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. IBM want to make you grow in so many different ways, and more so than just in your daily role. They offer so many giveback opportunities which makes you branch out in fun, new environments and different tasks.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. I have really enjoyed being part of the IBM culture and their grad programmes are so well sought after so it would be silly of me not to re-apply.


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. I have lived with other placement students which has been really fun, and we are always looking to do things together as a group.


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. For a small city, portsmouth is relatively expensive.. The bills and rent are the highest costs but food and drinks etc are normal prices.


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. As Portsmouth is a university city, there are a fair few clubs and pubs with some young people going which has made it more enjoyable.


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. The giveback opportunities have been able to get me out of my daily role into new situations to develop skills I normally wouldn't. They also offer clubs such as volleyball in the summer.


  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, Business Management, Customer Service, Sales

South East

29th May 2019

£14,000 - £15,999

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