• 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.
  • Provide Project Management Support including responsibilities in the following areas: Financial Management, Risks & Issues, Action Updates, Minute Taking, any Ad hoc duties


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have completed the Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner and Cognitive Practitioner badges, whilst working my way towards IBM Agile Explorer. I have also completed an Introduction to Python and Python for Beginners courses. The 5 key competencies I have chosen are time management, task prioritisation, collaboration, proactivity, responsibility.

  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • 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
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I got given the responsibility of running my first solo project, which involved the removal of IBM kit from a Sheffield Training Room which was no longer under contract. Tracking procurement of the items required for building the new Data Centres

  • 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?
  • Line manager and wider team, other colleagues were available to reach out to.

  • 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?
  • 3/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Difficult to gauge as the whole year was spent working from home, but my direct teams had a very strong bond

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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 2/5

  • 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 first taste of working life, but unfortunately I never got to meet any of my colleagues in person due to COVID

  • 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
  • You must be technically curious and make the most of the Your Learning software, as there is endless of personal development available

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management

West Midlands

10th September 2021

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