1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role is a data analyst for a discovery team. I analyse data from third parties and then import it into a discovery database tool so that it becomes useful information
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt a lot of new skills around how databases work. I also now know how to maintain a server and configure user accounts.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy it a lot as I get to learn from lots of different people bu sometimes that work can be repetitive
4. How valued do you feel by IBM?
I feel fairly valued especially when producing work for the client
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
It is fairly well organised. I usually have regular meetings with my managers but sometimes this is not easy to arrange due to different work locations.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive a good amount of support. If I need extra support i can ask for it and many people are willing to help me.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a good amount of support from my employer. If I need extra support I can ask for it and other employees are always very helpful, even if you do not directly know them.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
It meets my costs well as I still live at home. If I were living away from how it would still be good depending on living location.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are lots of opportunities outside of work such as doing giveback events which is helping out at colleges or schools and giving presentations and talks. There are also many training opportunities.
9a. Would you recommend IBM to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
A lot of support and many different roles available. There are also a lot of benefits to working with a large company.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to IBM? *
Always be confident and try to do a role that you enjoy. Organisation is key to managing your time as sometimes work can get very busy.
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