I really enjoyed my time at Disney as it allowed me to combine my degree with an industry I'm quite passionate about, all under the brand that is Disney.
I felt a number of my skills were valued as an employee, but there is always something you can improve on. But that's what placements about.
I can't say I was given loads of support, butthat was in a good way. As I work better without someone holding my hand and showing me how to do all the small stuff step by step, I was just about to get on with it. But there was always someone around if I needed to turn to someone to ask for help.
In Marketing your day to day fluctuates alot, as your job is mainly project based. So if there weren't any projects going on, I'd be a bit bored. But if there was a few big releases coming up, there are generally alot of projects to get on with and help
I was siutated in a small team, so I was given alot of responsibility within my role. I was able to spend alot of time working with senior staff and getting very involved in major projects.
I would say my placement year has been the perfect stepping stone towards my career. It has given me alot of integral skills and the confidence to pursure a career in marketing
Disney is quite a fun place to work, there is always something going on. Being Disney there are alot of fun characters around the office, so it's a fun place to work.
There wasn't really a placement programme set up, but I liked that. My placement was treated as a job role, so I would just look to the next project or release to work on. Rather than having a timeline of stuff to do in the year.
I think there could have been some improvements with the placement to ensure I was getting the most out of it. But I still felt there was alot I learnt on the job and I've been taught alot on the way
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Being part of a small team, I don't think there is much opportunity in the future. But I do feel like I have left a mark and my team would be more than happy for me to come back if a role was there.
At Disney there is a large number of placement students, so there is a real student culture in and out side of the office within the company.
It's London...at Disney you earn a good wage to survive on and enjoy your year. But London isn't cheap, you just have to look for all the student deals, as you still have your student card on hand.
London has one of the best nightlifes in the world, so you're spolit for choice.
It varies between departments, but there is enough going on outside and inside of work to keep you busy.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Marketing, Media, Music
29th June 2017