Marketing Placement – Warner Bros. UK Marketing (Brand Partnerships) at Warner Bros

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Advertising Arts/Entertainment/Media Market Research Marketing Media Public Relations

7.3/10

The Role
7.3
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

5.8

The Role

Role Description

• Create and populate film files and notify key personnel of changes.
• Manage the sourcing and delivery of creative assets to agencies and exhibitors from WB systems and inventories.
• Liaise with WB media agencies to prepare competitive reports on both a timely and ad hoc basis.
• Manage the booking of meeting rooms.
• Prepare presentation documents in Word, PowerPoint, or Excel in preparation for lifecycle meetings and other business as advised.
• Compile activity wrap reports.
• Research competitor’s promotional activity.
• Research potential client’s promotional activity.
• Manage artwork submissions from partners into various formats.

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

Couldn't recommend a placement at Warner Bros. enough - alongside the responsibility of working in a corporate environment you spend the year working with some of the best films and IP in the market. Because of the nature of the industry there is so much opportunity for networking, gaining experience in different departments and understanding the way that the company and industry works. The HR team provide a range of introduction and training sessions throughout the year which help both with placement and with uni going forwards. There are also over 50 internships across Time Warner so there's loads of opportunities available and once you start this means there's a great network of other placement students in London.

10/10

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

All of the interns at WB are valued members of their team/department. All of the positions are there because there are jobs and responsibilities that need to be taken on by the intern. For me in particular working in a small team meant that I was given a lot of responsibility and work and I felt like a key member of the team.

9/10

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

This totally depends on the manager, but most managers are great at giving feedback whether it's formal or informal. The company also have a 'CHAT' system set up which includes structured feedback records and highlights certain key points throughout the year when you should be having catch ups with your line manager about overall objectives and performance.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Definitely never bored - always a lot going on and most of the time very busy. Around the time of a film release things get particularly busy but this would be the same with any company around the time of a product launch or similar. There were times throughout the year where I've been incredibly busy and have been expected or needed to stay late, but this wasn't really an issue.

6/10

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

The placement position definitely feels like a proper job. By no means are you sat around making tea and coffee for everyone and doing the odd jobs here and there when people need you. In my role in particular (WBUK Marketing Intern) I was given a massive amount of responsibility including managing day to day implementations of campaigns and brand partnerships, organising key events throughout the year, right up to managing all of the partnerships on a particular film title.

9/10

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

Having done a placement now I can definitely see how it will benefit me in my final year at uni. I can now apply theory in my head to real life examples that I've experienced in the workplace. My placement at WB has also given me so much more confidence both generally and in an office environment, this includes better communication skills such as talking to people over the phone etc.
Task management and time management have also been key skills that I've developed this year as you learn how to prioritise work effectively and manage your time in a way that suits both you and your team.

5/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Really nice and relaxed - everyone's really friendly and easy to get along with but at the same time very professional. It's a good mix of both. It's also really useful to have a good intern network within the office, which means you can easily get in touch with people in different departments via the intern working there. On top of the office atmosphere there's a good social scene and work perks are great too!!

8/10

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

Really well organised - right from the assessment centre throughout this year the level of communication from the recruitment and HR team has been really good. WB had one of my favourite application processes and the assessment days are really useful. Because there are so many interns on placement at WB over the year they have a full team of people dedicated to organising things such as training sessions or events.

10/10

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

There were around six training sessions throughout the year which worked both on our own personal development and that which would help us in our jobs/careers in the future. This ranged from sessions about presentation skills, CV and application advice, through to a session on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator which helped with understanding of personalities and personalities of others around us.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Travel loan
8/10

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

Whilst there is not a grad-scheme the company do often hire people who have previously been on placement at Warner Bros.

After leaving HR also keep in touch with job opportunities, and there are often a number of roles available at any one time. Towards the end of the placement scheme we had a training session which included advice on re-applying and applying to other jobs, and included CV and Cover Letter advice.

8/10

Social

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

Definitely - with over 50 placement students there's a great intern network. The offices are also in a really good location so there's loads of pubs and bars really close to work. Most Thursday's interns and other colleagues would go out for drinks.

5/10

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

The WB offices are based in London (Holborn) so pretty expensive living costs, but as it's a paid placement it makes things a bit easier in terms of living costs. Again, bars etc in London are pretty expensive but there are a few decent bars close to the office and in and around Covent Garden which are cheap and easy to get to/from

3/10

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

Good bars/pubs. Really close to Covent Garden so there are loads of places to go for drinks and a few more clubby bars around too. There are quite a few big offices around the area aswell so there are always loads of people out in the evenings which is good.

8/10

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

There were always loads of good opportunities available for sports or charity work. The company has a great charity scheme which allows you to take a couple of paid days leave to do volunteering work, and they also do donating matching to any donations you make to charities via the online system. The company does an annual 'sleep out' to raise money for CentrePoint, a charity which works with young homeless people. Towards the latter half of the year there were also a lot more opportunities to get involved with sports outside of work including gym classes and races etc.

7/10