The localisation of Warner Bros theatrical releases and trailers for EMEA.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I enjoyed this placement greatly and would highly recommend it to anyone studying an IT and/or business-related course who has a keen interest in film as you are given the chance to work with pre-release theatrical content in an industry leading company.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
In the role my colleagues instantly made me feel like a part of the team. It feels that my help is often required and my opinion is taken into consideration.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
The support and guidance I have received has been excellent, my managers are always willing to talk and help in any situation as is the rest of my colleagues. There has never been an instance I have felt I was ever working solely on my own.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
There are certainly times where you are quite busy but there are also quieter periods that allow you to complete any work that you have left over. Overall, it's a pretty good balance.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I feel one of the placements greatest strengths is the amount of responsibility you take on. My main responsibility was coordinating the UK theatrical releases which includes many varied subtasks and working alongside many different departments throughout the business. You also have other day-to-day tasks that can greatly differ from assisting with special screenings to helping the trailer team.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I have learnt a lot over my placement year. I have learnt skills related to my course and skills that I feel I can use in my future working life. It has also been interesting to learn about the film industry and how a huge international company operates.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The office atmosphere has always been quite relaxed which has been nice especially when the work has gotten 'not so relaxed'.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The placement has been very well organised, both Warner Bros and the University of Greenwich has helped me at every step and made the whole process seamless.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
There were many opportunities to attend courses, training sessions and lectures teaching about numerous aspects of the business. Some of these were department based and some were open to the whole company.
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?
My department has a very low hire rate, however the two previous interns to do my jobs have had employment within the company so there is a chance of future employment.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
The company allowed many opportunities for the interns to socialise including a 'meet the interns' day just before we started to meet everyone and a companywide Christmas party.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Working and living in London means there is never a day where you find nothing to do, however it is also very expensive. Rent is expensive in London, but it is an amazing city to live in full of many experiences.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Warner Bros is located in Holborn which is right in the centre of London, the night life is great with endless places to go and things to do.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
We were given many of activities to involve are self in, ranging from charitable events to social events like film premieres.