• 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.
  • On a daily basis my role includes analyzing data and reporting to the senior leadership team. I am also currently managing a team of people to create a chatbot.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • This year I have developed my skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. My role has allowed me to better my soft skills - such as teamwork, communication and time management. I have developed some basic skills in python also!

  • 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?
  • 3/5

  • 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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Definitely, my responsibilities included reporting for EMEA and sending these numbers to worldwide. The chatbot was a new initiative that my manager and I started in January, I was given a lot of responsibility to manage the team and ensure there was progression being made.

  • 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?
  • I was overwhelmed with the amount of support I received from other interns, colleagues even people from the senior leadership team. No matter how senior people are at IBM they always make time for you!

  • 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?
  • One of the reasons I joined IBM was because of the people, after my placement year I can say that it was the right decision. The atmosphere is amazing (even if it was virtual!), everyone is so welcoming and supportive even if you are an intern!

  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 3/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Although my placement year was virtual at IBM, I thoroughly enjoyed every part of it - the work I did in my day to day role, the giveback opportunities I took part in, the foundation community I became a part of and the general atmosphere!

  • 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
  • -Ask those questions (no question is a silly one) -Be yourself!

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Analytics

South West

23rd August 2021

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