1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I really enjoyed my time at Warner Bros. The fact that there was a large in take of Interns and Apprentices meant that I wasn't the only one in a new, working environment. There will always be someone who takes the time to help you with work and make sure that you progress and continually develop.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I felt very valued, your opinion's are heard and implemented when necessary. They always ask what I am thinking and give me a platform to explain my ideas and experience. The amount of responsibility which you are given allows you to really stretch your knowledge and thoroughly understand how the Media Industry operates.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I was given a lot of support by my team and line manager. There are weekly meetings with your manager as well as routine development sessions to see how much progress you are making.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
There is generally set tasks for you do throughout the week, but a lot of ad hoc work comes your way which means that you are busy working throughout the day. There is the perfect balance between the amount of work you are given as well as a variety of meetings which you need to attend and potential presentations which you can choose to go to.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was given a lot more responsibility than I originally thought a Placement year company would provide. They trust you with their work and allow you some autonomy once you've settled in. If you feel that your work is becoming monotonous, your line manager is more that happy to find something which will suit what you want to do or work which is slightly different to what you usually do.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I developed interpersonal skills, my analytical knowledge, when applying it to business situations. I think that I was consistently challenged at my time in Warner Bros which allowed me to develop my character and skills.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The atmosphere was really relaxed, everyone likes to have fun and the desk plan of the office is very open and sociable.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The overall Placement was really well organised. There are so many opportunities where the company allows you to attend presentations where you can learn more about events which are happening in the Industry. Also, there are many social events where all Interns attend as well as the rest of the company.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
There is a personal training and development scheme which Warner Bros heavily invests in. This is where your line manager will have a one to one meeting with you to discuss how you feel that you are developing and if there are any issues which you want to pick up with them.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Sports and Social Club
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
There are no Graduate jobs available with Warner Bros. However, the company does have a huge intake of old Interns who have just come out of University. HR does a really good job with keep in contact with Placement students and will see if there are any jobs you can apply to if you want to return to the company.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
There is a massive intake of Interns who all come from a very similar situation as you. Its was very easy to make friends and find people to live with, if you want to live in London. There are organised nights out which all the Interns attend as well as company events where you can head out with your department.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
London is a very expensive place to live in. But depending what you want to do, either live at home or London, you also need to take into account the living costs and travel costs. Renting a House or Apartment will take up the majority of your monthly pay cheque.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Nightlife in London is great, there is a plethora of bars, pubs and clubs which you can attend. If you wanted, you wouldn't ever need to visit the same place twice. Where ever you go, it will always be busy and filled with people, I have really enjoyed it and will definitely miss it once my Placement is complete.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
There are lots of places where you can get involved in activities after work. I personally paid for a membership at the Gym which I frequented. But there are definitely a lot of local sports teams where you can sign up to and join in. If you look around there are endless opportunities.