Contract Management Centre Intern at The Walt Disney Company

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hammersmith Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Financial Management Legal/Law

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8.0/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

I help draft contracts for Disneys licensees all across EMEA

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I really enjouy my placement experience. I work in the Contract Management Centre team and they have really helped me develop and grow during this placement. The work itself is probably the closest you can get to doing legal work at the minute because I am not a qualified lawyer.

9/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I feel really valued by my colleagues. There are many difference nationalities in my team so a lot of differenct culture and experiences and its great learning from them all. The have spent a lot of time with me too showing me how to draft difficult contracts. The are always approachable and really easy to talk to.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

The management team is very supportive, with my manager i have bi-weely meeting with him to catcup on any issues I may have or I can ask him if there is somethign else I would like to get involved in and her is there to support me. The supervisors also in the team are all very approachable.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

At the start of placement I wasnt that busy as they was a lot I did not know, but when you are about three months into your placement and youk now all of the systems and what you have to do so the team is confident in giving you more work, but they always ask do you have the capacity to do the work and if you dont then you can just say no whioch is good because then you dont feel pressured.

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

In some roles I am given a lot of responsibily. I have to lead a team when doing the internal audit, I also have to organise the assessment day when the process for hiring nthe next interns start and I am also the only one that closes contracts in the system which is a big responsibilty.

9/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

This placement year has helped me develope a lot of skills such as confidence, IT skills and orgainisation skills. I will be able to bring these skills to not only my final year of university wehn preparing for exams and coursework, but also to any other job that I go into in the future.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere is quite relaxed in the office which is good. The dress code is a smart casual so no one is wearing suit and this helps keep the atmosphere nice. Everyone is friendly and chatty but you also have to remember that you cant spend all day talking that you have to do your work too.

10/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

I think it was very well organised, there are two interns in my team and its good that we both started at the same time so that we could help eachother out in the begining. Although we only have one week handover with the previous interns and i think it would have been more beneficial with a two week handover.

7/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

They have invested quite heavily in me as I have already taken part in 2 training courses which was very beneficial and I have two more lined up before the end of placement. We also have a two day team training which the whole team took part in and this helped teambuilding and confidence skills.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
1/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I would love to come back as a qualified laywer to work in the Disney team and becasue I have already woked here I have more of a chance of getting a job over someone that hasnt. Although there is no specific graudate scheme which is dissapointing, I really think there should be one as the size of this company is massive ans smaller places have one.

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Yes there was and this was very beneficial in finding accomadation for hte year. All interns (there are 200 in the building) are added into a Facebook page and people can post social events and for me it helped me find people to live with for the year. We also had an intern ball.

9/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

The cost of living is quite expensive but I would recomment living as close as you can to the office as if you dont then yes you might find somehwere cheaper but the cost to travel in would be more expensive. Drink prices in London are alwasy going to be expensive no matter where you are.

4/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

There are a lot of bars around so it is a good area to do a good bar crwal which I have organsied one to do with the team. this is especially good during summer hours whn you finish work at 3pm on Friday. Althoughh if you prefer nightclubs there is none in Hammersmith so you have to travel by tube to get to places

5/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

This placement is based in London so yes there is a lot of stuff to do in London. Depends on you budget on what you want to do but the company doesnt usually pay for anyhting outside of woek so you have have to fund it yourself. I recoomed going to some theatre shows

10/10

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