Luke – Finance Apprentice, Film Marketing

Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship?

I knew quite early on that going to university wasn’t for me, and I felt strongly about applying for an apprenticeship. There were many aspects that were appealing to me, including the ability to learn on the job whilst studying towards a qualification that will be so useful for future endeavours. I felt like I really wanted to dip my toes into an industry I felt passionate about, so when this opportunity came up, I simply had to apply. To be able to study towards a qualification/degree whilst learning valuable lessons on the job from industry experts is a combination that is incredibly beneficial for your personal and professional development.

What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

There are so many things that I enjoy from my apprenticeship, but one thing that stands out specifically is the sense of belonging within the company/industry I’m in. There are so many incredible opportunities to learn from experts at their field, and a huge amount of networking opportunities and events. It’s been such an amazing industry to be a part of and I’ve gained a much greater appreciation for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make things happen.

What has been your highlight so far?

The build up to and release of Dune has been an amazing highlight of my journey so far, and to have a small involvement in a project I’m so passionate about is extremely satisfying and rewarding. I also must mention the completion of my Level 3 AAT course as a big highlight for me, as this is something I studied over the course of a year and a half, so to complete this was something I’m immensely proud of. As well as this, it’s been amazing to meet so many incredibly talented individuals and to learn so much from them during my apprenticeship.

What advice would you give to people thinking of doing an apprenticeship?

From my personal experience, I’d say that you should never be afraid to apply, if you see something that appeals to you then go for it! Persistence is definitely key. It’s so important to stay persistent and determined, even when things may not seem like they’re going your way because eventually you’ll be seen, and the right opportunity will come around that is made for you. Time management is another key aspect of apprenticeships, due to the need to balance your on-the-job duties along with your studying. It’s important to establish what works for you, and how best to go about that.

What is an apprenticeship?

​​​​​​If University isn’t quite your thing, but are looking for a qualification, our apprenticeships may be appealing to you. As an apprentice, you’ll work full-time at a competitive salary. In turn, we’ll pay for you to earn a professional qualification while giving you time off to attend college/training with your peers. Apprenticeships vary in length depending on the qualification you’re studying.

Find out more here!

What’s the criteria to do an apprenticeship?

  • You must be educated to A-Level (standard or equivalent)
  • No previous experience is required but we want to see your passion for the industry
  • Our Apprenticeships last between 18-24 months, depending on the qualification
  • Full-time hours (with 20% dedicated to “off the job” learning)

Why choose WarnerMedia?

  • You will gain hands-on experience working on business-critical projects.
  • You will have to opportunity to network and build relationships with professionals, executives, and other students passionate about their field.
  • You will work with industry professionals to best position yourself for a full-time position upon graduation/completion of internship.
  • You will be enrolled on our Early Careers learning & training programme, as well as having access to personal and professional development courses, executive speakers’ series, special screenings and more.
  • You will have the chance to give back to the community.
  • You will be one of over 100 WM Early Careers employees, meaning you will have an important support network of other students, graduates and apprentices and plenty of opportunities to socialise!

Apply here!