Garage Office and Communications Manager for Europe at IBM

Start Date:
2015
Location:
London
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
Salary:
£15,000 annually
Review Date:
January 2016

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Review Score

9.6/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

10/10

Garage Office and Communications Manager for Europe. I help to arrange and co-ordinate client and internal visits, and collate success stories from the European Garages.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

10/10

I've learnt how to use tools like RMT and RTC, as well as improving my excel and Notes skills. It's also given me more opportunity to present and interact with clients face to face.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

The apprenticeship so far has been amazing. The team I work with are all incredibly supportive and kind, and my office is a very fun place to work.

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4. How valued do you feel by IBM?

10/10

My role has progressed so I have a lot of responsibility now - what I do matters. I get regular verbal feedback from my peers and manager, to the point where my manager called me to thank me for work I did on a particularly hectic day.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

It's all been very structured so far. I had induction at the beginning of the apprenticeship, and I've been receiving training on the job. I've been getting support while studying for my university degree and all of my managers and colleagues have been very supportive.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

10/10

I receive a lot of support from my training provider. I know that if I ever needed anything, I'd just have to call and ask and they'd be there for me.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

I receive a lot of support from my employer as well. Same thing goes - I can just ask for help and they're more than happy to help out or introduce me to someone who can.

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7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

6/10

Considering I'm based in central London and renting, I would like to earn more. It's enough to cover everything I need, but with not much left over. We do, however, get pay rises twice a year, so it'll improve soon.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

There are always events I can get involved in either internally with IBM or in the external rented office we work in. IBM offers lots of volunteer programs as well.

9a. Would you recommend IBM to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

It's an amazing company to work for. I'd especially recommend the apprenticeship program at IBM to any of my friends who don't know what they want to do - it's such a big company and you can move around roles during the apprenticeship.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to IBM? *

Be passionate; passion is the number one thing they look for in applicants. Talk about things you've done that go above and beyond. Show that you can work and communicate as a team.

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