Coordinated HBO digital releases internationally, including; UK, France, Germany, Australia and Korea.
Assisted the Vice President of International Product Management in developing and implementing product and franchise strategies.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
It was fantastic, I don't want to leave!
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
Extremely, colleagues are welcoming and have became good friends in the past year. The social aspect of this placement year both internally and externally is great. Department colleagues are also always asking for and welcome your opinions, giving you the freedom to express your personal ideas in meetings.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Having never working in a corporate company or office before, my supervisor was extremely supportive helping with correct communication skills and email etiquette.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
Extremely busy. However, the workload was manageable and not overbearing.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
A lot, a lot of trust is put in you with the creation and distribution of release slates. Which is fundamentally the starting point for scheduling all International digital distribution. Managers, Directors and Vice Presidents were also extremely open to receiving my opinions on scheduling towards the end of the placement.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I will go back to University with a working mentality, and especially effective organisational and planning skills. Over the past year at HBO I have worked in more than my own department, helping out with Publicity, Marketing and Sales, which has allowed me to develop skills that will benefit me applying for jobs after graduation.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Friendly and social!
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Very, you have a well defined role in the company and are given a set amount of responsibility that increases throughout the year.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
A lot, we were offered and I participated in Excel and Keynote training, as well as regular training on the Warner Bros intern programme.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
Healthcare from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Very, I would love to come back and work for HBO!
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Yes, the intern programme is so big that mostly every week and/or weekend there are nights out with fellow interns. Their are also lots of social events with colleagues from the HBO office.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Expensive, but manageable. You receive a fantastic wage that you can afford to enjoy yourself a little. Travelling into work is quite expensive, but that is expected.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Working in Central London you have access to almost everywhere, Soho has loads of brilliant small bars.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Yes, at least once or twice a month within the office, and most weeks within the intern group.