• 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 at IBM during my placement year was to support the leadership team run operations more smoothly through the sourcing and provision of key management information. In my role, my responsibilities will include taking a key role in the preparation and execution of events and the subsequent capture and communication of output and actions. Also being engaged in improving communication and training (internal and external) for the team in which I am operating.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes I have learnt new skills and there we numerous opportunities to learn and develop new skills. I have completed a variety of learning opportunities at IBM, ranging from: Building a chatbot and virtual assistant; attending the Data Science Induction for Associates; completing 2 industry jumpstarts; becoming a remote work Virtual Champion; and many more learnings and badges I have been able to complete around a range of topics and technologies such as, Agile, EDT, Cloud and Garage.

  • 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?
  • 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?
  • Yes i was given lots of responsibility during my placement. I was given freedom to tackle and work on problems creatively, coming up with my own solutions and presenting them to mangers. I was also able to identify problems and processes that i felt could be improved and propose solutions to these to managers. I was also able to lead small group of other intern on side project, which was a good experience to have.

  • 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?
  • The support I received was always welcomed and helpful. There is no limit to the number of people who are willing to take time out there busy day to support, teach, advise and mentor you for anything. The opportunity to shadow people to be exposed to various roles was particularly useful when look at applying back as a graduate to ensure i was applying for the role most suited me personally and my skill set.

  • 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?
  • There was always a positive culture and atmosphere with the team, particularly given the circumstances on the ongoing pandemic and virtual work. There are communities to get involved with that range a wide variety of interest and cater for a massively diverse range of people. The welfare support appeared to be strong and extensive to those who needed it, which was nice to know. Team virtual socials did occur and were always enjoyable breaks from the day to day

  • 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?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I think my placement was very enjoyable considering the virtual nature of the work i was undertaking. I was exposed to a variety of new and challenging works and developed a strong foundational understanding of the numerous technologies IBM has to offer. I was able to develop greater responsibility in my role overtime which developed my confidence in my own work. There is an element in which it would've been nice to see the IBM Southbank office once

  • 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
  • Potential applicants should have some basic understanding/interest in technology or consulting. If this is the case there's no limit to what people can experience at ibm. Advice wise, people should be confident in who they are and have more to talk about than just their school or uni grades. Your hobbies and interest tell more about you to recruiters in my opinion so it's good to have some personality when completing things like interviews

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Management Consultancy, Information Technology

Central London and City

31st August 2021

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