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Amazing placement opporuntiy offering an invaluable insight and experience into the working world in a fun and informative way
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
There was a great atmosphere in the office, very friendly and welcoming. A really pleasant place to work!
Very well organised - I never experienced any problems
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.
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
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
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
London - always expensive. Some of the bars in hammersmith may offer cheaper drinks than the greater London area
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.
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.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Accountancy, Auditing/Tax, Banking/Finance, Business Analytics, Marketing
26th July 2016