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2016

"Mandatory training sessions at set times each year. I'd also encourage a more social culture both within and outside of the graduate community."
Graduate, London
"It may sound silly, but free coffee and kitchen areas would make a world of difference."
Graduate, Winchester
"I think we should have the option to do more technical and soft skills training."
Graduate, London
"Organise more graduate events."
Graduate, London
"Suggested education paths for specific job roles. The education offered is fantastic but it can often be difficult to know exactly what we need, especially for external offerings."
Entry level, Amsterdam
"Ensure graduates are put into roles that they want, as sometimes they aren't."
Graduate, London
"Ensure the roles are well assigned. Some roles provide a lot more professional development and experience than others."
Graduate, London
"Try to make the initial few weeks a little calmer. After the initial period, the job has been great but it can be slow, confusing and frustrating at the start."
Graduate, London

2015

"Giving successful applicants more information about what they'll be doing before they actually start would help."
Graduate, London
"Creating dedicated graduate roles prior to each graduate's arrival would ensure that they have work to do when they arrive, as much of the work I get involved with has evolved over time."
Graduate, London
"Assigning buddies to people before they start would ensure that graduates feel supported in their first few weeks."
Graduate, London
"IBM should encourage the hiring managers to give graduates responsibility earlier: graduates are capable, and will ask if they can't do something, so it would be nice for faith and trust to be placed in us."
Graduate, London
"IBM could offer more roles that do not require travel and are at a fixed location."
Graduate, Newcastle
"Making it easier for those who are in remote locations to travel to events at main locations would bring staff together."
Graduate, Portsmouth
"Have more training specific to your job role and not just general sessions would be an improvement."
Graduate, London

2014

"It can seem as though some of the roles that are completed are a little easy for graduates."
Graduate, London
"A quicker recruitment process perhaps - I waited eight months to hear."
Graduate, London
"I would have liked a longer induction period."
Graduate, Leeds
"I would like more social events, especially within GBS."
Graduate, London
"I would like a more transparent and consistent approach to performance evaluation."
Graduate, London
"Enable grads to have more of a choice of the roles they take on, not being so focused on billable roles."
Graduate, London
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