Storage Specialist at IBM

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£15,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2015

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


Storage Specialist - storage systems and admin Data Center Migration Project Training - volume controllers, online education, shadowing, pm courses Infrastructure team shadowing Meeting a wide variety of people in different job roles

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


developed storage skills presentation skills communication skills all round technical skills

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy this programme a lot. I get to meet loads of people, ranging from apprentices, graduates and long serving employees as well as employees from other countries. I get many benefits and I have a say in how my career develops.

4. How valued do you feel by IBM?


I fell fairly well valued. Everyone understands you are an apprentice but you are treated the same and still given many opportunities.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The structure of the programme is very good with reviews with my foundation scheme manager regularly to check my progress.

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


I feel like I have loads of support available to me any time I need it. I have 2 mentors and lots of people that are always available to help me.

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


I receive a lot of support from my task manager and foundation scheme manager. They both make sure they know what I need to help me develop.

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


It meets my costs well at the moment. If I have to travel far my employer will cover the travelling costs.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are loads of volunteering activities that you can get involved in outside of work as well as during working hours. There are many communities from technical groups to sports groups.

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


9b. Why? *

There are loads of opportunities to be taken and you can really drive your own career. The support is fantastic and there is always someone that knows how to help you if you need it.

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

Be confident and always involve anyone you can for advice. Try and get as much work experience before as you can and make sure you research IBM well.

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