Rating

4.6/5
  • Skills
    4.5
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    4.5
  • Culture
    4.3
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

Role Description

My job role during my gap year is CPA Operations Manager in Southbank. This means I will be working with the practice lead and team to make sure the team is organised, everyone has access to the right information and I am able to help anyone that requires an extra hand.

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My job role is the CPA Operations Manager in Southbank. This means was working to make sure the team is organised, everyone has access to the right information and I am able to help anyone that requires an extra hand. In my role, my responsibilities include, assisting, support the practice and the clients, ensuring everything runs smoothly and is hitting our targets, working closely with some clients, supporting governance and best practice. Also, creating a weekly operations pack for the CPA Practice and keeping the CPA UKI distribution list and UKI and Europe CPA box folders up to date and much more.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have learned a lot of new skills such as coding, video making and editing and more. I have also developed my other skills such as Leadership, Teamwork, Adaptability, Resilience and Communication


  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility managing my team of over 30 people and also getting to work with clients and client teams.


  • 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?
  • I received a lot of support throughout my year from my Foundation Manager, Task Manager, team and support from other interns whenever I needed it.


  • 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?
  • 4/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The culture and atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming. Also, a very diverse and inclusive environment and an overall great place to work.


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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

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

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I really enjoyed my internship. The work I was doing was interesting, the team was very friendly and supportive to work with. The culture in the team and company were very nice. I would definitely consider going back to IBM for a graduate scheme after university.


  • 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
  • I would recommend to just be yourself, to put in the effort because you will only get back what you put in and also to just know about the company and what they do before applying.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Management Consultancy

2nd July 2021


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