• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Interned in a dev team based in Manchester. Handled backend tasks and testing


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • The role consisted of working on backend systems, using C and Java. I would also carry out a lot of testing work using the Robot Framework


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have learnt many new skills. C was new to me when I started and i was able to apply the agile practices I had studied at university

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • 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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes. I was not treated like an intern and would be assigned tasks similar to the rest of my team

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

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • My team were fantastic and were always ready to help me with anything I needed

  • 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


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • As we were working from home, I did not get a full idea of the company culture and atmosphere, but the one created virtually was still one I really enjoyed. Everyone was always ready to help one another and it was a great place to be

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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 2/5

  • 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 enjoyed every minute of my placement. There was always something new and interesting to learn and I felt the work I put into it paid off well

  • 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
  • Dont be afraid to get stuck in with the more complicated stuff. Ask for help whenever you need it and try to enjoy the process as youre learning.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science

2nd July 2021

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