1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
As part of my role, I am responsible for the delivery of full Creative and Localisation service to the PR, International Marketing, Social and Digital teams on numerous projects concerning both WBIE video-games and games distributed under third party agreements. This covers a range of duties around the creation, quality control and release of packaging/assets, an essential part of the Marketing and production process within WBIE.
Some of my responsibilities involve: Supporting in project management and the proofing of game packaging. The creation of International games assets for our EMEA markets such as sell-sheets, digital pack shots, Online banners, print ads, Digital and Social media assets to then provide updates of approved content to our International territories. Liaise with our trusted localisation agencies on the translation of Marketing/ PR/ Social assets and ad-hoc language requirements. Leading the imaginative approach towards the design of concepts regarding merchandise and assembling of European POS display assets.
Simply put, I control and manage all things creative, mainly ensuring that I supply daily support to the Marketing, Social, PR and Digital Teams across asset management, production and general creative service responsibilities. For myself, this means to be constantly attentive to what is going on within the industry at all times.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
One key part of my job role is to cover a range of duties around the creation of sell-sheets, digital pack shots, Online banners, print ads, Digital and Social media assets. In order to achieve this, I’ve used a range of art working tools when creating promotional content. These are made using creative cloud software such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. All in which I had a basic understanding of, however I was not so fluid in the ways of applying this to tasks, and so with thorough training provided by Warner I gained the extra knowledge required to handle tasks I was being given on a daily basis. This has helped me both professionally and as something I like to utilise in my free time.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The apprenticeship has offered so many opportunities to progress since my employment. I've experienced numerous amounts of exciting things like travelling to Germany, Cologne for Gamescom; and walking the red carpet on movie premier nights. Not only this but it's giving me a better insight on what career path I would like to go excel in and build on the passions and interests through this.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
In terms of structure, I have always had a simple layout of how my employment would be set out. My work load from my employment is balanced out with Apprenticeship coursework on a monthly basis. I have regular meetings/communications with my line manager about my progress and lastly, I am always fully aware of what is next within my course.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My employer is super supportive, in areas where I have needed extra help, all member of my team have been very approachable and willing to assist in all areas. I am very happy to be a part of my department as though we're a quite smaller team compared to other departments, we all have positive and respectful relationships with one another.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
As mentioned previously, I have regular 1-2-1 meetings with my training provider. On a monthly basis we meet to discuss any coursework queries that I may have, to set any goals that I would like to achieve upon our next meet, and to talk about how I feel I am progressing within my employment which is very helpful.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
I am working towards a digital marketing qualification, with this, I can not only apply knowledge gained from coursework material in to my role but also seek and work alongside other colleagues and get a feel of what they do. Mainly, my day to day roles are creative and quite practical, but with the course I am constantly encouraged to dive in to newer responsibilities to achieve my full grades
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
There are plenty of exta curricular activities to choose from under Warner Bros.; whether its walking on the red carpet at a premiere or seeing the latest movie at an exclusive screening, the company offers something for everyone. For the people interested there is also a health and fitness program that staff can join and benefit from.
9a. Would you recommend Warner Bros. to a friend?
For the purpose of not only to enhance and take their career to the next level, but to also know what an established company like has to offer the world and to experience all of the hard work that gets put in to Films, Television program, Games and so much more. It is a journey that only gets better with time and I would recommend this highly.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Warner Bros.?
Be dedicated, willing to learn, but most importantly be yourself! I could not have made it this far without doing so and I have learnt to appreciate my own talents even more through being accepted and supported by industry professionals. It is a great place to start a career so give it your everything!
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