1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Raise PO's and make sure that these are paid on time. Maintain our budget trackers and make sure that I keep the team in loop with current budgets. Update and keep track of budgets from all the markets in EMEA releasing the title. Keep track of Flowcharts to see what the markets are using their budget on. and more...
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I came into the role with a vast knowledge of how to work in an office enviroment, or so I thought. Most of the things I do now are all things that I learnt from the team around me, Whether it is basic things like, making emails engaging, to writing a strong email. From developing a stronger understanding of how to act to how to have fun at work (The Creative Team).
I have learnt so much from being here and experienced things that I thought I never would (Aquaman Premiere). I learnt new softwares like SAP and iCampaign, and increased my knowledge of how to work around a spreadsheet.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I think I pretty much sumarised this on the last question. I hav to admit that my first few months were rough, but since then, I have turned a new leap and actually love waking up in the morning to come to work... (I know this doesn't sound like something someone my age should say). I voluntarily stay late sometimes because this job means the world to me.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
(apart from the fact that I'm slightly behind on coursework...) I'd say really organised. I get told when I'm meant to go into training ahead of time (except once...) and constantly get messages from LDN asking me how I'm getting on. I also do receive support from work to finish my coursework.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
A lot, [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions] is constantly asking me how I'm getting on with all work and checking in to see how my training sessions went.
We used to have a catch up every friday to discuss how I'm getting on and this would also be when I'd update [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions] on all things that I'd been up to through out the week.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
more than you'd expect! LDN are great and although there are many other apprentices, we never feel it. My LDS always has time to have a quick chat and catch up to see where I currently am with my qualification and how I can improve. One of the key reasons why I still have this job!
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
I don't really think that what I'm learning OOO if helping me in the office. This has been mentioned in the past and [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions] did an exceptionally good job with a Sales Workshop where we had to sell our movie. I got a slightly harder title being The Sun Is Also A Star. (still won)
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.)
Not really, I would love an employee football game!
I did get to go to the Mortal Kombat 11 game release and the Aquaman Premiere.
Also got free tickets to go to VidCon.
OH AND THERE ARE THE SCREENINGS! I love going to these, we get to watch movies early!
9a. Would you recommend Warner Bros. to a friend?
If my previous answers haven't answered this question already:
Although my title is Marketing Finance, I've been involved with so many experiences that we have done, from getting my voice heard in an IT Chapter 2 brainstorm, to working behind the sceen and getting the finance sorted for our Godzilla II Burj Khalifa media projection.
Apart from these bring activations that I get to be a part of, I also get to go to events, working here is a (Trailer) blast!
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Warner Bros.?
Although I've mainly talked about all the fun things, we also do get a lot of work. You need to be mentally prepared to understand that you will always have something to do as well as you are now in a team that will depend on and actions will afect the team.
You need to be on top of your tasks and make sure that you are always clear on what you do.
*Work then Fun*
You will get as mcuh as you give, so just give it your all and don't get put down if you're having a bad day because [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions] happens. As long as you understand the mistake you made and mention it to line manager or solve it, you'll be fine.
You really do need to have an interest in movie, I mean, come on, you're applying to Warner Bros. That being said, my movie knowledge really doesn't go past DC movies.
I remember talking about how i was disappointed with Batman vs Superman during my interview, and [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions] listened and used a burger technique where she said all the good things about it, followed by bad, and finishing it off with good. The reason why I mentioned this, is jsut to show you that your voice will be heard, so you should speak up!
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