Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Intern at Warner Bros
Placement Year (10 Months+)
LondonCentral London and City
£18,000 - £19,999
Business AnalyticsBusiness ManagementEmployment LawFilm/PhotographyFinancial ManagementInformation TechnologyIntellectual Property LawInternet/e-Commerce/New MediaLegal/LawLogistics and OperationsManagement ConsultancyMarket ResearchMarketingMediaPublic RelationsPurchasing and SupplySports and Media Law
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I honestly could not recommend doing your placement here at WB more. You feel part of the family from day one. You work alongside such great people as well as a huge group of interns and I have made friends for life.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
My team have been fantastic throughout my internship. They are always there to help, happy to answer any queries you may have and guide you throughout the whole process. I have learnt so much from my colleagues, I couldn't have asked for a more.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
My line manager changed during my internship and both have been great. A structure for your development is put in place at the start of the year and tracked throughout. My management have really got the best out of me.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
This fluctuated a lot throughout the internship and is very dependent on the projects you are working on and what stage you are at with them. In times when I have felt completed overloaded, my colleagues were always available to help. It was all about managing and prioritising my own workload.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was given real responsibility from the very first day. This gradually increased as the year progressed. In the last few months I was leading multiple projects across various territories, so even though I was an intern, I was given a lot of responsibility and felt like I was making a real impact.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
The placement scheme at WB has to be one of the best in the country in terms of learning and development. There are so many training opportunities to get involved in. The skills I have learnt in my internship, along with working in a huge company, has given me so much more confidence for my final year at uni and starting my career in the years to come.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The atmosphere is great and everyone is on the same page. There is a really good work life balance as everyone is always up for a laugh but are working hard at the same time. Everyone is very friendly and approachable.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Second to none. There are over 50 interns and the setup and structure of the year is organised to a tee.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
WB really spends a lot of time, effort and money into your development. Opportunities to develop yourself as well as learning about the business throughout.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Unfortunately, this is a downside. Wb does not offer a graduate scheme. However, if you excel at your internship and they want you back it is very possible. There are a vast amount of ex-interns within the company.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
The social scene is amazing. A huge group of people and there are social events/meetups going on multiple times a week.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Obviously you are living in London and you are on an intern wage, so it's expensive! But you soon learn to manage it. I have not been anywhere near as tight on money as what I would have thought though. It works both ways as there are the best things to do in London.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
It's the capital city, speaks for itself.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Mulitple opportunities in all areas of the business to get involved in. As well as things like 8-a-side football games etc.