UK Theatrical Sales Intern at Warner Bros

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Holborn Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Logistics and Operations Sales

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9.5/10

The Role
10.0
Organisation
10.0

Socialising

8.2

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I thoroughly enjoyed my year working for Warner Bros. It has given me invaluable experience and insight into the entertainment industry, I could not have wished for more out of a placement year. Not only have I boosted my career prospects by improving my corporate experience, broadening my skill set and forging professional relationships- I have had a great time along the way!

10/10

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

I truly feel like a valued member of the team. I have been given real responsibility from day one and the team have shown a real trust in my abilities as I have progressed throughout the year. The professional relationships and friendships I have made during my time at Warner Bros are something I will take away as an incredibly positive aspect.

10/10

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

The support and guidance given by not only my line manager but everyone at Warner Bros has helped to make my experience truly enjoyable. Despite having a lot of responsibilities, I never felt out of my depth and knew if I ever had a question there were multiple I could turn to.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I found the work load to be perfectly balanced. No two days are the same in my role so some would certainly be busier than others, this is a reflection of real working life in a large corporation. If I ever felt that my workload was low I would volunteer myself to help with other team members' workload.

10/10

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

During my placement the level of responsibility varied throughout the year. I appreciated that right from the start I was given meaningful tasks to assist the company and wasn't just "being kept busy". There were definitely points in the year when I had to step up and take on more responsibility than other times but this was always at my own discretion. I'm sure if there ever would have been a point where I was under too much pressure, I would have had the support of my team to reduce my workload.

10/10

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

I have only just finished my placement year so am yet to return to university, therefore I cannot comment on whether it has assisted in my degree studies. It has been interesting to see theories and principles I have learned on my course taking place in the real world. I will be returning to my studies next year with a renewed sense of determination and focus, spending a year with such talented coworkers has inspired me to work hard and achieve success.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

10/10

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

The placement scheme at Warner Bros has been around for a long time and is very well developed. I am the 8th intern in my particular team and I know other departments have had even more. There are lots of ex-interns now working full time in the company who are always a good point of call if you have any questions etc.

10/10

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

I attended multiple training sessions and course. The courses offered internally were not only very informative but also an opportunity to network with other interns and full time staff. I also attended two external excel training courses which really aided the work I was doing at Warner Bros, these skills will also be useful when completing my final year at university.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Travel loan
10/10

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

It goes without saying that experience at a household name like Warner Bros is going to incredible on my CV. During my placement year I was able to network extensively with other industry players both internally and with other companies in the industry. Lots of previous interns have secured roles at WB after graduation.

10/10

Social

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

The social scene was great during my placement year. There are over 50 interns and apprentices at Warner Bros so there is a lot of socialising outside of work hours. I was lucky to have really bonded with my team too, there were a number of business oriented social events we attended but also casual drinks were a common occurrence!

10/10

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

3/10

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

10/10

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

There were lots of activities to get involved in outside of work, including fundraising for charity. I know lots of interns participated in a Fun Run. I took part in a Sleep Out to raise money for youth homelessness, this was organised through work. Activities like this were a great way to get to know your colleagues outside of work

10/10