• 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.
  • The formatting and issuing of mass email communications, monitoring and updating task ids, preparing internal blogs and updating them with new information. Additionally, the use of Adobe Premiere Pro to edit short vlogs for key members of the GBS UKI Leadership team, Adobe Photoshop to create posters and promotional images for upcoming events. I also used video conferencing tools to assist and host virtual webinars.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • - Both the ability to be resilient and to persevere - That I am in fact more confident than I originally thought - That this year alone has proven my ability to adapt to my surroundings - Effective team working skills - How to communicate effectively - How to organize my time efficiently. - The importance of having a diverse and inclusive culture

  • 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 given a lot of responsibility. However I was never left alone and the team were always supportive when I needed it!

  • 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?
  • Guidance was best as it could have been given the covid-19 pandemic.

  • 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?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company atmosphere is great. A strong focus on creating and maintaining a Diverse and Inclusive culture.

  • 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?
  • I enjoyed my Placement a lot. A good balance between being independent and working collaboratively within great teams.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • 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
  • It can be very daunting joining a big corporate business with no prior experience. However IBM have a great training program and offer lots of support.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


Central London and City

11th August 2021

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