• 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.
  • My job role during my placement year will consist of several aspects, be of support to the planning and delivery of the marketing programs for the UK and Ireland. Join with team members, suppliers, and others to help create content, format and inputs plans, support events digital or face to face, support different team members in different activities across the marketing department. I will also be creating communications, be internal or external within the company. Join sales to help them progress response and request from customers feedback.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes, focus on communication, from verbal and written, to persuassion and presentation. Worked on my design skills to be better than ever, and worked on my network growth.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • I was lucky enough to be the lead on some of the biggest events in the UK. For example lead the sales and enablement team, which I was given complete freedom and choose whom I wanted to work in my team, I was also given freedom to construct social posts that were sent on social media under the companies name.

  • 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?
  • Lots, everyone has been so welcoming from the start, if I ever had a question I knew I could ask not only my manager but othe people within or outside the team.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 4/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Amazing. IBM has very strict policies in place agaisnt bullying, and other negative aspects that can create a negative enviroment. And there is an openess of be who you are beause it is more than ok, it is welcome.

  • 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?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • For a placement that was mostly done from my bedroom, it was quite good! made lots of contacts and friends. Learnt so much!

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

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • 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
  • To do it and to make the most out of it. Do not stay in your area, feel free to do your job and reach to other areas of the business.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


Central London and City

9th August 2021

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