1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Make sure systems are up-to-date, meet clients, maybe do some cabling.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
A lot of computer skills, not just windows operating system
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy it a lot, have a good team, and the company has good culture, you can speak to anyone
4. How valued do you feel by IBM?
Valued like the older workers I work with, just like a normal employee and never any less
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Very organized, a lot of training throughout the three years is pre-planned
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We have a Professional Development Manager who is like a tutor who helps us along the way
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
A lot of support, managers are always there when you need to have a chat, I have monthly meetings with mine
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
More than enough money, well above the national average for apprentices
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
hours are Mon-Fri, 9-5 so your evenings and weekends are yours to do as you wish
9a. Would you recommend IBM to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The training path is really good, and the idea of a guaranteed job when your apprenticeship is over is great, as opposed to the companies who only keep you for the duration of your apprenticeship
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to IBM? *
The application process is quite average, mine lasted 2-3 months and then in the 3rd month I had my interview and job offer, just make sure you do your research of IBM and do your best
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