GTS Marketing Assistant at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bedfont
Review Date
Roles
Marketing

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3.9/5

The Role
3.5
The Company
4.2
The Culture
4.3

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

The job role was very interesting and varied considerably over the weeks and months. I personally enjoyed the work I did during my placement.
4 /5

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

There was a great community spirit within our team and everyone at the company was extremely understanding and made me feel like a valued member of team.
4 /5

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

Team give me a lot of support when I first started my placement and I was also able to learn the job role from the previous placement student which was an added bonus. The team was always there willing to help me when in need and they were very supportive towards me.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

As I mentioned earlier the job role varied consistently and so did the amount of work I received. On some days I had a lot of work to get done and on other days it was generally less busy.
4 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given more responsibility while I was on placement as the managers and the team I was working around me began to trust me and high standard of work I produced.
3 /5

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

I was appointed a graduate mentor and also had a team mentor who supported me and I was able to talk to them on a regular basis. My communication skills and time management skills improved considerably. I was also able to get advise about my final year dissertation topic and also gather research material as well.
4 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

This was one of the best things about my placement company. As it was a large organisation there were a lot of other students in the same situation as I was. There was a great social scene during lunch hours at the canteen and also off work we all regularly kept in touch.
5 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

It was very well organised in terms of giving a placement student a wide range of duties and responsibility.
4 /5

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

They invested a lot of time training and educating me about the company products and services also my personal development.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
4 /5

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I worked hard and gave it 100% during my placement year, however because of the high demand for a graduate place in the company I will have to give it a fight to get in!
4 /5

The Culture

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Brilliant!!
5 /5

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Generally it was expensive since my placement was based in London.
4 /5

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

There was always something happening at work, whether it was birthday party or just a get together
5 /5

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Gym, social clubs and also local sports teams
4 /5

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