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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Theatrical Intern - setting budgets and monitoring marketing and advertising expenses across all titles (Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucas film) realised through the year. Making financial predictions of the performance of films and drawing conclusions from the results. General Ad-Hoc, financial analysis and daily reporting.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Amazing placement opporuntiy offering an invaluable insight and experience into the working world in a fun and informative way


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt very valued by my team and colleagues and was treated no less than how a full-timer would have been treated. Occasional ad-hoc duties - however, this can be expected at any job. Overall, a really warm and welcoming environment to work in!


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager and I had weekly chat ups in the Disney Cafe to update each other on what was going on in work and personally if needed. Throughout each day we communicated a lot and kept each other up to date with our work/tasks.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • My role was very flexible, during certain times of the financial year I was very busy and had several strict deadlines, other times I found myself not too busy, comfortable level of work.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was surprised at how much responsibility I was given during my placement and how hands on I was able be when making important decisions and carrying out research. This was really fun and motivating.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Although the work I carried out on placement was not directly applicable to most of my modules at university, I will now be able to apply real life scenarios to my theoretical work. Personally, my mind set about work has changed, I feel this will be a great help when I return to university.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • There was a great atmosphere in the office, very friendly and welcoming. A really pleasant place to work!


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well organised - I never experienced any problems


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was able to enrol in an online class to help with my excel skills and also had many opportunities to attend talks and conferences held by both internal and external guests.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Disney do not offer a grad scheme but it is well known within the company that after a placement year (provided it goes well) you have a good opportunity with future employment


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes there was a great social scene at Disney, especially in my department (Studios) they organise a lot of social activities. There is a large network of interns to socialise with


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London - always expensive. Some of the bars in hammersmith may offer cheaper drinks than the greater London area


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Office is based in Hammersmith - there are a few nice bars which we went to most Thursday/Fridays with colleagues/other interns. There is a better nightlife in greater London where we went some weekends with other interns - there's something for everyone.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are endless events and activities going on in London every day and lots of useful apps to keep you updated on what is going on in the area.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Accountancy, Auditing/Tax, Banking/Finance, Business Analytics, Marketing

26th July 2016

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