Technical Solutions 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:


I am a IT Specialist. This is a very generic name but I specialise in development and testing.

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


I have developed knowledge and skills through internal events/online training but mainly from other IBMers.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy it when I am busy (which is never!). The majority of the time I am bored with nothing to do (even if I ask for work).

4. How valued do you feel by IBM?


No. It is hard to get noticed.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I don't know what I need to do for the programme. There is no structure/criteria in my eyes.

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


I am a very independent person and I only ask for help when I really am clueless. IBMers are very supportive and are always willing to help if you need it.

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


As I said previously I only ask for support when I really need it.

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


15K is not enough with the amount of travel I do (which IBM don't cover).

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


As many as you want.

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


9b. Why? *

The people are great. The structure and apprenticeship just seems like its missing something to me.

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

Simply be yourself.

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