7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
I worked in an open plan, hot desk type office, with different people coming and going every day, so there was little office banter. However we did have a good laugh amongst the other placement students.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Initially it was good, however I did feel that once my predecessor left, I was out on my own a bit.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
I could take online courses, but these were not compulsory. After the first month or so I had little additional training and was expected to keep myself up-to-date with technical developments.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
I did not apply for the Graduate scheme, however students who have completed an IBM placement are fast-tracked through.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
There were around 20 students at IBM Warwick, so we did have a good time socially.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Warwick/Leamington Spa is fairly expensive but there is a good range of student-type houses available, and loads of things to do locally.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Warwick is pretty quiet, however Leamington Spa is a great night out.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
I played football once a week amongst colleagues; there is also a Sunday team, and other IBM activities to get involved in, such as organising events.
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