Duty Technician at IBM

Start Date:
Hursley, Winchester
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£35,000 annually
Review Date:
February 2017

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


Currently I am a duty technician which involves shift work and maintaining AIX and linux based systems which provide a 24 hour service.

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


I have learnt a plethora of skills in AIX, Linux, DB2, Oracle, Tivoli, ICD, Office, and many more.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I find it has provided me with a very broad overview of what IBM does as a company which has given me direction in my career path.

4. How valued do you feel by IBM?


Very. I am an integral part of my team.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Overall i feel my learning has little support and I am unsure of how I go about obtaining my qualifications.

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


My training provider regarding my qualification has given me virtually no external support other than a basic qualification overview.

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


I receive an very good level of support from my employer.

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


Very well indeed!

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


IBM has a very large base of employees and thus, many communities to join and take part in and gain extra funded qualifications.

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


9b. Why? *

It pays very well and offers me a bright future.

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

Do it now!

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