My placement year was spent in one of the busiest cities in the world, Central London. This gave me an incredible insight into the Consulting world and a fantastic opportunity to network across the globe. IBM sets their standards well above the average and gave me challenging roles that truly provided me with an invaluable life experience. I was lucky to have encountered some of the most inspiring mentors and was given unbelievable guidance. Whilst adding business value to a major financial services client in Malaysia; IBM do not shy away from giving Industrial Trainees like myself real responsibility and rewarding those that have proven their hard work. My life-changing year of flexible working granted me the luxury of visiting seven beautiful countries throughout the year and experiencing the hectic life of a typical Strategy Consultant.