Working with creative to service all paid media with creative and working with exhibition (cinemas) to deliver great campaigns.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I enjoyed almost every single day at my placement. The people and the environment made any stressful day much easier. From a work perspective being it was fun, challenging and fast paced. I enjoyed working in this role a lot. Outside work WB offer lots of opportunities to join in on plenty of amazing activities which really add to the year. It was incredibly enjoyable.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
My expectations of value were completely succeeded. I was given real responsibility and I constantly felt like my opinion and how I felt was valued and taken into consideration by my team and the rest of my colleagues. You will have to grab the off coffee and bring someone up from reception but this is a very minor part of the job.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I worked on at least four key projects by myself and I never felt that I could not approach my managers for anything. They always were available for advice and support where ever it was needed. Having two roles communication could get mixed however this was flagged and dealt with.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
During this placement I was very busy which made the days fly in and working in creative you got real clarification as you were able to see the final result surrounded by you. I maybe had two days throughout the year which I would describe as slow.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
Again similar to the question on value- I was given real responsibility which was great to work on. Through every small project I managed that's where I really began to learn things to watch the whole project unfold from start to finish was very motivating.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
Most skills were picked up very naturally through out the job. However WB offered us many opportunities to grow and gain more skills. I think we have six essential training days which ranged from project management to the Myers Brigg test which was all very interesting and will be great to refer back to in UNI.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
In WB there is an incredible atmosphere. Working with such a fun content as film most mundane tasks can be quite quickly made a lot funner. Everyone is friendly and easy to speak to. Senior management will acknowledge interns and be very friendly.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
With my line manager leaving half way through the year, I was swooped up and managed by someone different the process was seamless and I never felt without support even in this tricky situation. I would have to say it was great.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
The company invested lots in the placement students personal training and development. There was at least six training programmes which were compulsory to attend these were all very interesting and great for people who had just entered the working environment.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
WB offer no grad scheme like plenty of other firms do- so in comparison it won't be the best that it could be. However there are so many old interns back at the company and they do often look straight back at the ex intern community before hiring.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
The social scene was great they are lots of opportunities to socialise with your colleagues and the company encourage this. It was really great fun and lots of opportunities to be involved in something amazing such as premieres and big company events.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
This placement is in central London so it is probably one of the most expensive places you could live and socialise. This can be tough at times. However the salary is enough to make do and as every other intern is in the same boat everyone gets through.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Again- as this area is in Central London the world is your oyster in terms of nightlife. There are so many pubs and bars it really is brilliant for this kind of thing.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Through WB there are lots of opportunities to get involved in really fun things outside of work which is a brilliant opportunity to get to do something again that you never would of got to do in the first place. This is one of the most exciting part of the internship the introduction to some incredible events and places.