1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I enjoyed this placement so so much! From personal learning of my own role to the excitement of the Home Entertainment and Film Industry, I have gained so much.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I worked with a wonderful team at Warner Bros. could be myself every day straight from the beginning and it was literally like another family.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Plenty of support given when i needed it. Because the team, department and whole company is very open and allows lots of communication, you don't feel as if you are alone as an intern, many people to support you.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
Some days as expected are busier than others which means on the days you are not, I would sometimes question if have I missed a task. But with the real responsibility given to interns, there is that appreciation and understanding of working efficiently and organisation of time so that work overload is not present.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
As an intern I was given plenty of important jobs to do; daily reports which are critical for the department and other teams to make decisions. So sending out important documents to many individuals indicates a solid level of responsibility.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
So many skills have been developed. I had many modules from supply chain to generic group work that have contributed to my success at Warner; But just as important, the development of soft skills. The gaining of invaluable communication and professionalism skills was second to none and I have no doubt in this being imperative for my future career.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Super positive and happy! Not a dull day in the office, everyone around was welcoming and considerate to the environment. The happiness of the work place created more motivation and for all and has developed life long working relationships and also friendships.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Due to the long running duration of this internship programme, the experience of all staff involved has meant this internship set up has been near seamless.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
There have been many training sessions for personal development and opportunities to experience a working life in London. However with no graduate scheme it is a shame that this may not continue beyond graduation.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
As mentioned, there is no current graduate scheme; but due to the high retention of employees, the company does have many past interns re-apply for full time jobs and get hired. This shows the value of the internship.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
A great community and friendship amongst the 50 other interns. Like doing University all over again with meeting new people.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Expensive as it is London, have had an amazing time living in the city and working in the city. It is of course expensive outside of student prices but it easy to adjust and not miss out on all the fun.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
London life is what you expect it to be. Busy, plenty to do and never a dull moment.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
There have been multiple work opportunities as perks from the company and experience how our work efforts have contributed to the final films etc.