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


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • I work within GBS in the UK People Operations Team and manage a large number of business controls and processes. I perform invaluable operations tasks and assist GBS practitioners, this involves working and communicating with a wide range of key stakeholders like Executives, HR and Recruitment. The processes I manage are New Joiner Inductions, Maintaining Distribution Lists, Automatic Security Operations, Leavers, Dealboard etc


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes learnt and developed a range of skills - communication, networking, leadership, time management etc

  • 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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, I was given as much responsibility as anyone else at IBM. You are not treated less than because you are an intern so I worked with a whole range of people from interns to executives to senior members of the leadership 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?
  • I always felt supported throughout my placement year as I had a task manager, foundation manager and mentors who I could reach out to at any time if I needed help or advice on guidance in anything like developing further skills, shadowing etc

  • 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?
  • I was very impressed by the company culture, everyone is so welcoming and nice and happy to answer any questions if you have them. I was happy to see that Diversity and Inclusion is also at the forefront and there were many communities to join to bring people together from all different backgrounds.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

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

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • 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 placement year as I took part in so many different initiatives that not only grew my skills and knowledge but also my network. There was always so many different opportunities that I could take part in varying from a whole range of topics.

  • 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
  • 4/5

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

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to IBM
  • I would say do your background research on IBM to ensure it's the best company for you and that it aligns with you and your values. Always be willing to learn and grow as you will have so many opporuntities at IBM so make sure you get out of your comfort zone and make the most of it!

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Analytics

Central London and City

8th August 2021

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