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    Hello all,

    I thought I'd start a new thread on this, despite some earlier threads for other years intake.

    Has anyone else applied, and been successful on the assessment centres, or been invited to one? Which placement did you go for? Etc. I'd like to hear other people's experiences of the application process.

    Also, has anyone been made an offer? I passed the online application, IPATO test, and the assessment centre and I had a telephone interview for a Marketing placement last week. I'm checking my emails constantly for any correspondence, but none as of yet.
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    hey, did u get any reply? i am applying for software! how was the assessment sentre and interview?
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    (Original post by carter_how)
    hey, did u get any reply? i am applying for software! how was the assessment sentre and interview?

    Didn't get the one I wanted, but I got another interview, this time in Portsmouth and face to face!

    The assessment centre was cool, not that pressured, just relax and be yourself!
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    I've got a marketing placement with them for '11 .
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    I've applied, passed the online test and now have an assessment day in Portsmouth mid January - trawling over the internet it seems to me that most of the things done during assessment days are to see how you work with groups? Can anyone confirm that?
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    (Original post by Thelondoni)
    I've applied, passed the online test and now have an assessment day in Portsmouth mid January - trawling over the internet it seems to me that most of the things done during assessment days are to see how you work with groups? Can anyone confirm that?
    I had two interviews and two group tasks . There were three people observing and they take a lot of notes so I guess they do place a lot of importance on them.
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    (Original post by Scout1234)
    I had two interviews and two group tasks . There were three people observing and they take a lot of notes so I guess they do place a lot of importance on them.
    Eek, sounds like hard work! I'm spending my winter reading up on everything IBM, hopefully that'll help - thanks for that info
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    (Original post by Scout1234)
    I've got a marketing placement with them for '11 .
    Congrats, where is the placement based?
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    (Original post by Thelondoni)
    Eek, sounds like hard work! I'm spending my winter reading up on everything IBM, hopefully that'll help - thanks for that info
    Yeah, make sure you read up on them and have good reasons for wanting to work for them - read up on pretty 'niche' info (like I spoke about their ethical stances and work with LGBT etc). Prove that you've not just read what's on their website/wiki but have a genuine interest in the company. They give you a pretty indepth introduction to the company at the start so don't worry too much about specific facts and figures, they're looking for more than that. Also make sure you speak up and get really involved in the group tasks (just don't take over too much or talk over people).

    (Original post by Noam Chomsky)
    Congrats, where is the placement based?
    London (Bedfont).
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    Hi all,

    I've written a comprehensive guide to applying from filling out the CV template to organising your finances and place to live once you get there.

    I wanted more information when I was applying and couldn't find it, so I hope this helps people.

    The post covers:

    - General information
    - Salary/pay/tax
    - Recruitment process
    - Aptitude Test
    - Assessment Centre
    - Matching
    - What happens during the placement
    - Costs/finances

    It's here, at my blog, if you want to see it.

    All comments are welcome and if anybody wants me to add anything else, just say and I'd be happy to.
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    (Original post by Lamasamaka)
    Hi all,

    I've written a comprehensive guide to applying from filling out the CV template to organising your finances and place to live once you get there.

    I wanted more information when I was applying and couldn't find it, so I hope this helps people.

    The post covers:

    - General information
    - Salary/pay/tax
    - Recruitment process
    - Aptitude Test
    - Assessment Centre
    - Matching
    - What happens during the placement
    - Costs/finances

    It's here, at my blog, if you want to see it.

    All comments are welcome and if anybody wants me to add anything else, just say and I'd be happy to.
    That's brilliant, thanks
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    (Original post by Scout1234)
    That's brilliant, thanks
    That's my pleasure

    Let me know if you want to know any more and I'll add it or make a new post.

    Good luck to all applying, I hope to meet you all next year
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    hey the person who got a marketing placement at IBM, I looked at the job roles you can apply for and they just have these:
    # Asset Management Consultant- selected tab,
    # Business Specialist
    # Business Strategy Consultant
    # Financial Management Consultant
    # Human Capital Management Consultant
    # Information Developer
    # IT Specialist
    # Management Accountant
    # Sales Specialist
    # Software Development
    # Technology Consultant
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    (Original post by matt1001)
    hey the person who got a marketing placement at IBM, I looked at the job roles you can apply for and they just have these:
    # Asset Management Consultant- selected tab,
    # Business Specialist
    # Business Strategy Consultant
    # Financial Management Consultant
    # Human Capital Management Consultant
    # Information Developer
    # IT Specialist
    # Management Accountant
    # Sales Specialist
    # Software Development
    # Technology Consultant
    They have 5 marketing roles available, they probably put them under the specialist roles
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    (Original post by Scout1234)
    They have 5 marketing roles available, they probably put them under the specialist roles
    Overall? I was told at my interview last Friday that there are between 10-15 Marketing roles.
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    (Original post by Noam Chomsky)
    Overall? I was told at my interview last Friday that there are between 10-15 Marketing roles.
    Ah right, that's just what IBM but in their advert on my uni's placement intranet. It most have been just a rough number.
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    (Original post by Scout1234)
    Ah right, that's just what IBM but in their advert on my uni's placement intranet. It most have been just a rough number.

    Ah well we'll see!
 
 
 
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