Finance & Business Development Placement at Warner Bros

Placement Year (10 Months+)
London Central London and City
Review Date
£18,000 - £19,999
Accountancy Financial Management Intellectual Property Law Market Research

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Using a financial approach to better analyse,monitor, maintain existing business.

Using research, analysis and all other available tools to inform business critical decisions in developing new business leads across multiple market sectors and territories globally.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Had a fantastic year - met some great people and learnt a great deal


2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

There's a tremendous culture at Warner Bros. in getting everyone involved from day one. You are given autonomy from the start with how you approach and manage time and projects. There is a hugely diverse pool of talent and colleagues so you're bound to get along with someone if not everyone.


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Management were great at maintaining transparency in all facets of working life, never once felt I couldn't ask questions I had relating to work or talk to them about an issue.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Workloads varied MoM and WoW with some periods being really busy and at other times an average level. In short, I didn't find myself short of work to do.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given a fair amount of responsibility in every aspect of my role.


6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

In terms of skills related to a degree I would say developing a stronger understanding of Financial Analysis through daily use of platforms such as Excel has been huge for me this year.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone gets down to work - but in general a really friendly and approachable atmosphere with a huge emphasis on team-work


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Very well organised - HR, Corporate Communications and all other departments we amazing at keeping everyone well informed across both work, leisure and safety matters. Any queries you had were always politely and promptly replied to by someone. All interns were well looked after from the outset and I was never left feeling as though I wasn't aware of something or not given the opportunity to get involved.


9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Warner Bros. Learning & Development department was something that stood out for me. I attended a number of Intern classes that help you to understand & develop your ability as young professional, colleague and person in general. From sessions on interpersonal skills to psychometric testing, I thought all sessions were extremely interesting and a great way to meet new people across the business.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Very appealing - the company is constantly innovating to keep themselves ahead of the curve across all divisions, so whilst I don't know for certain, I feel as though where ever you are placed in the world of WB; you are working on business critical projects that deliver real value within a market leader in Entertainment & Film.



12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Yes - Facebook groups are set-up early doors to organise the transition in-to intern life, events put on to network socially and professionally and fun encouraged where possible.


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

I lived at home so cheap as chips!


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Again - lived at home but have been out in a number of areas in London, there's definitely no shortage of choice.


15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Yes loads - RAG and other forms of fundraising, premieres, private screenings, sporting teams, fantasy sports leagues, the lot.