Assist WBCP and Franchise Marketing with marketing and creative needs.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
10/10 If I was looking for a placement tomorrow, a creative internship at Warner Bros would be 100% top of my list. This past year I have learned and experienced so much that I can not only implement into my last year of uni but also the next steps in my career as well.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I felt valued by my colleagues and team just by the tasks that were assigned to me. As I progressed through the internship my role became more and more essential to the business and it showed through the responses and feedback I was receiving.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Warner Bros. from day one let you know that training is available for all interns if you need it they also provide mandatory training sessions throughout the year. My line manager also was great in giving me support not just with work but also making sure I was in the best possible position to tackle that work in the first place.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
I have been fortunate with my role I believe, there has been times where I have been crazy busy and times where my workload has been more relaxed. As the year has progressed my line manager has been able to manage my workload a lot more efficiently. This was initially hard to do when work was coming in from multiple divisions.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
A lot of responsibility. Even as an intern I will manage budgets, develop products with licensees, design materials for upcoming DVD releases and even create my own online stores for retailers such Amazon and Argos. In addition, There's a variety of projects I have been apart of this year but you'll learn even the smallest tasks can provide a huge responsibility.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
Going into this placement I had no real marketing or business experience so that side of my persona has developed massively. My creative skills with Illustrator and Photoshop etc have developed simply from the huge amount of creative hours that have come with this role. As stated previously everything I have learned and experienced here at WB will be implemented into my last year of uni and the next steps of my career.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Lively, 3rd Floor at Warner House is intern central and therefore the other floors can't really compete. Also 3rd Floor is host to multiple divisions so teams working cross-divisionally in sync is a great influential workplace to be a part of. Whats great especially about WB is everyone is approachable regardless of position so if theres someone you want to ask about something you don't know about your question will be answered.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
WB has had internships for quite some time now and it really reflects in the workplace. Everyone in the building is aware that we have the year placements and in line with HR each division is well informed as to how its set up. As an intern you know what is required from you and what opportunities you have whilst at WB.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
I didn't really have any personal training but in terms of resources the company fully invested. Whenever I needed additional software it was given to me and whenever I spoke out about what I would like to achieve or experience whilst at WB that request was granted. I have been very fortunate to be able to make the placement what I wanted it to be from day one.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Theres no graduate scheme here at WB however the direction the business is moving more and more opportunities will open up here in the UK. So fingers crossed!
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Theres over 60 interns here at WB so there was always going to be a good social scene. Theres loads of groups, we live in London anyone obtaining a WB placement is going to have a laugh.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
It's London its very expensive, your salary and maintenance loan will keep you going however I found it hard to save any money on top of that.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Amazing its London, whatever your music scene or taste is there will be a bar or club thats accustomed to that.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
WB offers cooperate opportunities for you to be a part of such as volunteering, charity events etc but also sporting opportunities. I played a season at Warner FC and its one of the biggest things ill miss leaving this July.