Brand Partnerships Intern at Warner Bros

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Holborn Central London and City
Review Date
£18,000 - £19,999
Administration/Secretarial Advertising Customer Service Design Financial Management Intellectual Property Law Legal/Law Market Research Marketing Media

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

To pitch, manage, create, present and execute partnerships on our Theatrical, Home Entertainment and Gameing Slates.

Find relevant brands to promote our IP and create industry-leading marketing campaigns, that gain invaluable awareness.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship? the largest extent possible! I didn't think it was possible to enjoy work this much, but it has exceeded all my expectations and beyond. No two days have been the same, I've been tasked with various exciting challenges and projects, gaining such a broad insight to the industry. The level of involvement and work load is that of a full time employee, so I feel equipped and skilled to continue my development in the work place.

Both internal and external to the job, the social scene has been welcoming, with regular events and activities to join in with. The office environment is comfortable, treating Interns as full time staff. I've felt valued and respected throughout the internship, making genuine contacts and networks as a result.

I'm in my final few weeks now and I'm dreading the end date getting closer - I can't recommend this placement enough!


2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Extremely valued - there is no segregation amongst the office, between full time employees and staff. There is a real team feel to the place and my role is a core part of the Partnerships team.

With it being just my manager and myself in the team, my responsibsilties do make a difference to each project and my contribution is needed. I manage the smaller projects alone, with little input from my manager - the level of trust demonstrates the respect and value that the team have towards me.

The wider team don't just add comical value to the working day either, they share thier expertise and knowledge, as well as valuing my opinion and thoughts too.


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

As a team of 2, I am expected to get up to speed quickly and use my initiaive to some extent. However, my questions have always been welcomed and answered, no matter how insignifianct or seemingly obvious they are.

At the beginning of the internship, weekly catch ups were in the diary to discuss each process and breif each project. Whenever there was a 'first time' event/meeting in the diary, my manager and I would run thorugh the agenda/how it works before hand.

As the internship went on and I began to find my feet, the regular contact would decrease, as I was expected to begin managing the smaller partnerships individually. Despite this, my manager was always available to step in if I needed.

The friendly and welcoming environment, made asking for guidance and support, an easy task and I always felt at ease.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

...a full-time employee busy! There are times where the work load is quieter inbetween partnerships and film releases, but there is always a to-do list bubbling away and the opportunity to pick up extra work/help with my managers workload.

Often, it is nice for the inbox to quieten down, to give yourself a chance to get on top of the admin bits and bobs and prep for the next wave of emails.

Some nights you stay past 6pm and reply to emails on your phone out the office, and other days you're out the door by 6pm and can switch off for the night - that balance keeps each day interesting and you really do experiance the role of a full time employee.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

The level of responsibility is of that of an ordinary member of staff. Without the internship role, there would be a need for a full time employee.

I manage the smaller partnerships individually, liaise with our agency and US team independantly, with little input and guidance from my manager. Within these projects, I oversee all the activity and often approve creative assets and steer the dirction of the activity. This is super exciting, especially when it is live and I spot the creative on the tube, or by the bus stop!

Equally, when something doesn't go to plan, I am responsible for that and expected to turn it around. guidance is never far away, but the ultimate responsbility lies with me.

On a daily basis, I also manage our diaires, book meetings, liaise with clients and manage the day to day schedules. I am expected to monitor the emails to arrange and action any neccessary points.


6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The skill set I have gained is invaluable - it has shaped my employability and my corpoate image. I will continue to develop them and hone in on them when I need to.

I feel confident in areas that I didn't neccessarily do so before and I feel I would approach various aspects from a different angle in the future - interviews, prep, work management, LinkedIn profile etc.

The internship has lead me to feel well equipped for the world of work and I don't feel as nervous to enter the corporate world anymore. my judgement and view on various things has adapted and chnaged, as a result of this placement year.

I feel very grateful to have recieved such a rounded experiance and gain a wide cabinet of skills.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I may be biased, but I was amongst the best team - each day, we had a laugh, conversations weren't always work related but when they needed to be, we could achieve great things as a team! The team are so hardworking and lead by example on that front, sharing thier expertise and supporting us as interns too. The atmosphere is generally quite calm and friendly, but equally enables works to get done and a team effort to evolve.

I entered an internal competiton whereby we needed to produce a video, explaining what our team did. It was for our US team, who wanted to introduce the UK teams to thier new starters. I entered, the team helped me create a fab 'film intro' video and we won!

I can honestly say that I know each member of my team on a personal level and have made some great friendships whilst being here. We often have team drinks at the pub after work, we celebrate everyones birthdays and take genuine interest in each other's lives outside of work. For example, the VP of our team is a DJ. We're often invited to his events and we all attend for a few drinks and a dance!


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

From the application process, right through the final few weeks, the organisation has been excellent. Regular emails are sent to the interns, informing us on various learning sessions, external events, future opportunities etc.

The go-to contacts are always available and are made aware to us at the beginning of our placements too.

Once we have accepted the assessment day invite, we are invited to a big group chat with all the other applicants so we can meet before hand and then discuss accomodation once accepted for the role too.

The admin and IT set up is arranged by the previous intern and all handed over on your first few weeks. Handover booklets, contracts, passes, headshots and information packs are all issued in advanced or can be arranged within the first few weeks of the role.


9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

The investment into our learning and development exceeded all expectations and didn't loose momentum as the year proceeded.

The sessions are completely exclusive to the Interns and Apprentices, so all the content is relevant to us. An extensive network of employees can easily be built and the exposure to senior roles is at our fingertips.

A range of workshops are ran, giving you the opportunity to attend what you feel is most beneficial to you and your role.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Extremely appealing and the end goal is to return to Warner Bros permanently.

The scale to progress is endless, the role opportunity is extensive and the exposure to the industry is invaluable. I'd love to be a part of the team and experiance the growth of the company. We are always informed of the changes and future direction the company plans to embark, which creates an exciting prospect to be a part of.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement and it has been an honour to check in to WB every morning.



12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Whilst we are integrated into the wider team and organisation, we have our close knit internship groups, with endless amounts of parties, after work drinks, day trips, birthday celebrations, lunch clubs etc.

A few of us ran the half marathon together, took part in the 10K Regents Park run - I know other friends visited art galleries, found similiar music tastes, food markets...the list is endless.

The Facebook group set up on the assessment day remains active throughout, acting as the social hub for the year.


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

London is notourious for it's high prices but budgeting is a way of life for us students - it just really tests your money management.

As usual, we find the pubs that sell a pint for £2 and we stick to those places. There are tons of apps to get lunch discounts, WB provide travel loans for commuters and you can house share with interns to get a good rental agreement.

Disposable income isn't limitless but when you work Mon-Fri, you don't have time to spend spend spend!


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

For me, London was a constant hub of life and had such variety that all genres were accomodated for. Whether you prefer early doors and few cocktails or dressy night that ends in Mdconalds, there was always an option.

I often found that I was too tired after the working week and a night in was a blessing, but the times I did experiance the nightlife, I throughly enjoyed it.


15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Definitely...a wide range of them too. A mixture of work related and non work related activities were organised, so again the opportunity to network was extensive.

Sporting activities, charity volunteering, Christmas parties, Art exhibitions, Film Screenings, LGBT Pride get the gist!