Administrative responsibility across all Publicity campaigns and Events.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I have thoroughly enjoyed my work placement at Warner Bros. UK.
Though my role was at times challenging and demanding, these experiences have meant that I have grown in confidence, and assertiveness, to the extent that I now feel ready to re-enter the working world and start my career positively.
As the UK Publicity Intern, my role was often varied and everyday was different. As someone who thrives off of variety, this was important to me when looking for a placement. The diverse array of Publicity campaigns ensured that my work was always interesting and fun.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I was fortunate to work in a collaborative team, in which every colleague's efforts and work, were appreciated.
Not only my line manager, but all the members of the team that I reported in to, were supportive and ensured there was open communication between myself and them.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Every member of my team, including my line manager, and the director of our department, were relentlessly encouraging, and approachable.
From my assessment day, to the end of my placement, I have worked within a friendly, funny, nurturing team from whom I have learnt a lot from.
Any time I needed a brief meeting or had a query, my line manager was always on hand, and ensured she made time for me. There were periods throughout the year where I took on greater responsibility and my line manager always encouraged me to ask for help and assistance whenever I needed it.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
How busy I was, was dependent on what the slate looked like for Theatrical, and Home Entertainment releases.
As someone who likes to work in a fast-paced environment, and have more to do over not enough to do, I enjoyed my year as it was, for the most part, very busy.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I feel Warner Bros. is a company which is invested in, and needful of, their interns. Warner Bros'. intern and apprentice network is integral to the company, and every intern/apprentice has an important role within their team.
My day-to-day responsibilities were jobs that were fundamental to the departments work as a whole.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I have most certainly developed skills such as time management and work discipline which will help me within working/studying environments. Before, where I may have been inclined to procrastinate to an extent, I now insist on completing a task as soon as it presents itself, as I see this as the most productive and beneficial way to work.
Furthermore, I have come on leaps and bounds as a person. I feel far more confident, and have greater self-esteem than I did at the beginning of my work placement.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Warner Bros. UK is a company which often rewards it's staff and promotes a sensible, work/fun balance.
There is a clear goodwill vibe among colleagues, and it was rare to go a week without celebrating someone's birthday or other event, within the office.
I felt as if everyone had the same aim - to work together by doing our work to the best of our abilities, to achieve the most productive outcome.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Human Resources were extremely prepared from the very beginning of my journey with my application, to the end of my placement. Before I even started the HR intern, and my own department's intern, were always contactable and informative regarding any queries I had
The company was always ready and efficient during all intern/apprentice start days and from my very first day, I was incorporated within the company, and working.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
Warner Bros. UK are very invested within their interns. I feel as though, though I worked hard for the company, the company gave a lot to me and we were provided with training to develop skills which would benefit us when working within a corporate environment.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Warner Bros. UK is a company I would be delighted to return to for employment again.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
The previous cohort of interns and apprentices encouraged us all to share contact details straight away and this immediately opened up the opportunity to socialise with colleagues in the same position as you, outside of work.
Though I commuted from home, many interns/apprentices also lived together which is reassuring for anyone who's home is outside of London.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
I was very fortunate to live at home.
Commuting costs and general costs for food etc in Central London are high however.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Central London has a great night life and plenty of variety.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Warner Bros. UK encouraged staff participation in various charity events throughout the year.
There were also occasions such as the staff Christmas party.