• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

To assist the EMEA and Global teams with the production of master discs checking and creating the audio specifications for each master. To create and send out reports to the entire inside and outside business. To liase with the operations and marketing teams and assist.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I had a great experience at Disney and would happily repeat the experience. Everyone was welcoming and helpful and always happy.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was apart of a small team and therefore my thoughts and opinions were valued as much as anyone else in the team. The team made me feel welcome from day one and would happily work for them again.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given a two week handover period with the old intern which clarified everything I needed to do for my job role. After this the entire team were available for any questions and were happy to help even with the smallest issues.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was a crucial member of the team and was particularly busy around certain times of the year. If I didn't have work to do my manager or team would find me something to do or I could easily ask one of the other near by teams that we worked with.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • A LOT! By the end of the year I had run an entire project by myself from beginning to end which took around three months.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Through my placement I have learnt numerous excel skills as well as communications within the workplace. I have learnt to be more organised and plan my time wisely which will hopefully help with my further studies.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The office was always buzzing with excitement. There was never a time that there wasn't something going on or being planned. The floor became a home and the people in it a family which made the atmosphere fun and enjoyable. If there was an issue everyone was there to help and you never felt alone as everyone knew everyone.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement was well organised and run. From the beginning I received my contract through quickly and everything from payments to season tickets was set up before I had even arrived. There was over two hundred interns in my year and therefore there was a large force of us. The placement team were always available for help as well as our managers and teams. All paperwork was dealt with without asking and was sent to our respected desks .


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was given goals to achieve over the year which helped me grow as a person as well as help the company. There was always workshops and talks by business people over the year which I was always encouraged to go to so as learn and build connections with people from outside of the business. I was a crucial part of the team and without investing in me the job wouldn't have been done in a satisfactory way.


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Travel loan


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There are many interns that are taken into the company on the scheme each year. The majority of the employees have been through the work placement year at the company. However, due to strict head counts the only opportunity for employment would be if someone left or a job became available. Having done the years placement I would be more employable to the company than someone who hadn't already worked there.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • With two hundred interns at the company there was always something going on that you could get involved in. People lived in london and therefore organised nights out and drinks. Fridays in the summer we finished at 3pm so everyone went to the pub for the afternoon after work. There was always awards nights and big charity events going on throughout the company that anyone could and always got involved in.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I worked in Hammersmith but lived at home in Essex. The cost of living was my travel card season ticket which was quite expensive but cheaper than living in London. Hammersmith isn't the most expensive part of London but is clean and lively with nightlife and easy access to central city. Food was reasonably priced for the city and could have been a lot higher.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife wasn't great however now the nighttube is available going out in London is easier than ever. There are pubs and bars around Hammersmith which were used for lunch or after work drinks but for a nightclub Mayfair and Knightsbridge are on the Picadilly line and central london was around twenty five minutes away making it easy to get too.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Endless opportunities! Anything you have ever wanted to do existed at the company somewhere and if it didn't you could set it up. Everything from triathlons to bake offs went off at disney on a weekly basis and you could be as involved or not as you wanted to be. everything was done in a friendly environment and beginners or experts could get involved and have some fun.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management, Marketing

4th July 2017

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