Rating

4.8/5
  • Skills
    4.8
  • Responsibilities
    4.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    4.8
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

Role Description

As part of the Industry Business Development team (IBD) in Global Markets I have had a varied role, working across multiple industries including Financial Services and Distribution. My core responsibilities have included full ownership and autonomy over weekly reporting, pipeline progression and forecasting of team opportunities. This involves regular collaboration with the Industry Leaders as well as with GBS and GTS stakeholders.

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Day-to-day I carry out responsibilities including full ownership and autonomy over weekly reporting, pipeline progression and forecasting of team opportunities. This involves regular collaboration with the Industry Leaders as well as with GBS and GTS stakeholders.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes, at IBM you have the opportunity to complete badges and e-learning courses. The options are very extensive; some of my favourites have been the Banking Industry Jumpstart badge which was a course giving a deep-dive on the banking industry, and I have also started to complete Python coding badges which I am enjoying.


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes I have been given increasing responsibility as the year has progressed. Following the team strategy change, I was given increased responsibility and autonomy over reporting, resulting in me liaising directly with IBD Europe to discuss and capture detail regard Cloud and RedHat pipeline.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • IBM is very supportive, as part of the placement program you are assigned a 'Foundation Manager' as well as your task manager. Your Foundation Manager is someone you can go to for more pastoral support. Additionally, within the Foundation program there are many opportunities for you to get involve in intern projects, so will not be restricted within just your core role. My core team were also very supportive, making an effort to build relationships despite the whole year being virtual. My team has always encouraged my progress and also been understanding of me reaching out to external projects as well.


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture is great, everyone I have come across has always been helpful. You are very much encouraged to be proactive and network to get involved in projects, it is very much a culture where even senior IBMers are accessible and open if you are proactive enough to reach out.


  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I have really enjoyed my placement, my team has been so welcoming and supportive of my progression. I have also enjoyed meeting many like-minded interns, by working on many different projects. Across the year I have learned so much through my job, badges and using the IBM technology.


  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at IBM
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend IBM to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to IBM
  • Make sure to make the most of the GiveBack project opportunities and IBM Foundation communities as early on in your placement as you can in order to start building your network and experiences that you can use in your application.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Analytics

24th June 2021


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