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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Managing internal communications for General Business, working to produce a number of podcasts, newsletters, calendars, videos and intranet pages. Also acting as content manager for the IBM Express Advantage web portal.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • A very interesting placement that was equally challenging and fun.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Very much so.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • 5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • 3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • During my year there were a number of projects that were completely owned by me.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • 5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I was part of a local, friendly team who were always willing to help out


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • A few hiccups with getting working laptops and registering on tools such as vacation planner within the first few weeks.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They allowed me to get involved in a lot of different projects and allowed me to sit in on a number of different meetings for the experience even though it wasn't strictly my job role.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would be happy to return as a graduate.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Excellent community of interns.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London area was very very expensive to live in, despite London salary weighting.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

10th July 2009

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