1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
My time here at Warner Bros has definitely been one of the best experiences of my life. Such an amazing opportunity to get a year in industry at such a well known global company.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
From the beginning my team were very welcoming, you feel like part of the team straight away. You honestly forget you're just a placement student. My colleagues have been great to work with this year, always willing to help and valued the projects you did for them.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Throughout the year, I was constantly supported. With my manager, help was always there if needed, otherwise they encouraged you to use your initiative and complete tasks on your own.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
As a Gaming Financial Analyst, our busy periods were around new releases. Being a part of the International team I would often receive a fair amount of ad-hoc work from various territories, alongside the weekly reports I had to complete, there is usually always something to do.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was actually overwhelmed with how much responsibility the placement students had, gives you a good real indication of what it is like in the working world. Its definitely not an internship where they expect you to fetch tea and coffee for them!
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
Without a doubt I will now be able to transition into the world of full time work far easier. In addition, adapting the lifestyle structure I had during my placement back into university to get the most out of my day.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Very relaxed. Everyone is very friendly and I felt very at ease with everyone.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Very well organised- Warner Bros invest a lot in the placement students with several extensive workshops. HR, Corporate Communications and all other departments we amazing at keeping everyone well informed across both work, leisure and safety matters.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
As mentioned before, HR set up a lot of workshops although they are not individual to personal training, some were still great for general knowledge. There are opportunities to do IT courses that are relevant to your role, all you need to do is ask.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Unfortunately Warner Bros does not have a graduate scheme however a lot of placement students do come back to work either as a temp or they are offered a permanent role.
HR also keep your contact details so if a role pops up, they email their ex-placement students first to see if they would like to apply.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Yes, from the very beginning you are put into a Facebook group with the other interns to get to know each other even before you start your placement year, this then gives you the opportunity to decide to live with them if you need to move to London. There are around 50 Placement students so you're bound to make friends and go out!
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Luckily I was able to commute from home, so it was 100% cheaper than living in London!
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
The nightlife in London is great. there is so much to do around London so make the most of it while you can. Even near the office there are loads of pubs/bars with varying prices.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Working at Warner Bros means that you get to go to lunch time screenings of newly released films/TV series and the most exciting part is also getting exclusive tickets to premieres (if you're lucky).