1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I have absolutely loved my placement! I have been given so much responsibility and often forget that I am an intern within the team. I've been lucky enough to be given brilliant opportunities, both in and outside of work. I'm so glad that I chose to apply to Warner Bros because it really has been a highlight of my University experience. I'll be very sad to leave come July!
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I can honestly say that I feel really valued by my colleagues. Being in such a junior role can often make people feel inferior but not once have I felt like this. I am always being challenged and given new projects to undertake and I have enjoyed being apart of every one. I love that I get to drive certain projects on my own and I am trusted with every process.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
One of the things I really value about being apart of Warner Bros and apart of my team is that I am constantly given feedback and support. My manager in particular is fantastic, she advises me on areas of improvement as well as praising me for things I am doing well - which is very important for me for my personal development. As this placement offers placement students a core training programme you really feel like you are getting the most out of the placement, in terms of developing your skills and getting ahead of the game for when we complete our degree and enter the real world of work.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
On a daily basis I would say that I always have enough to do to keep me occupied, and have never had a moment where I am scrabbling for things to do. Sometimes I am stretched, but rarely feel overwhelmed, if I do I am always comfortable to speak to my team and let them know and they will help me balance my workload.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
Lots! Although I knew I would be given responsibility, I didn't realise it would be so much - which I am really grateful for. I am given projects that I am expected to drive from start to finish, and I am trusted by my colleagues to undergo each stage by myself. Naturally I am quite a reserved character, but I have found my confidence has grown from actively meeting suppliers, stakeholders and leaders of the business which is part of the project process.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
At Warner Bros we are lucky enough to be given a core training programme where we have learnt skills in areas such as project management, time management, personal impact and how we as individuals learn and work best. I have found that all the courses I have been on will definitely be beneficial after the placement and ones that I can apply to my degree and future jobs.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The general atmosphere in the office is mixed. Some days people are focused so it is generally more quiet and calm, and other days it can be more chatty and lively. I would say its a good mix and because everyone is so approachable it makes it a nice place to work everyday.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
I would say that the work placement is set up very well. During our first couple of days we were given a talk by HR where they explained expectations, points of contacts and general info. We also have a training programme which the Learning and Development department have devised which includes several courses that assist us with our ongoing development.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
At Warner Bros we are lucky enough to be given a core training programme where we have learnt skills in areas such as project management, time management, personal impact and how we as individuals learn and work best. I have found that all the courses I have been on will definitely be beneficial after the placement and ones that I can apply to my degree and future jobs
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Future employment prospects are appealing, it is a great business to work for - the support is brilliant and the benefits are also very good. I would love to be given the opportunity to come back, but depending on the department structure I can understand that this isn't always possible.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Yes there is a good social scene amongst fellow placement students. Being one of fifty placement students means I have made some great friends and we have a good network to go out and socialise with.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Living in the centre of London means that things are not always that cheap, but I find that with my wages I can still go out and socialise on occasions. There are places that are affordable it just takes a bit of research which I am always willing to do to save money!
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
The nightlife in the area I work is good.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?