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I have really enjoyed my time at IBM so far, and their education resources are next to none for getting the most of what YOU need out of a placement.
Almost every individual I have spoken to at IBM (and that is a lot) are always willing to help you in anyway possible, even if it means going out of their way, there is a real sense of community, even though the campus is over 30,000 strong.
Management will always ensure you are doing the best job possible...it's their job! But I found that IBM managers will also push you to BE the best you can, suggesting courses, education and other avenues to help develop your own abilities.
Genreally I would have a consiseten amount of work from 8:45am through to 17:00 with an hours rest for lunch, and two 15 minute "compulsory" tea breaks. So I had the perfect balance.
Limitless online education in any field you wish, training courses, travel expenses, paid office hours volunteering.
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
I have been fast tracked onto the graduate programme
There area in total 90 placement students in north harbour, and 250 throughout the UK, out of 8,000 applicants. And we all get on like we've known one another for years!
Standard southern prices, not to bad in comparisson to London prices!
We all go out most Thursdays and Saturdays!
Placement Year (10 Months+)
23rd October 2009