Disney Destinations Partnerships 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
Marketing Travel and Tourism

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9.3/10

The Role
10.0
Organisation
9.4

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

- Assisting the Partnerships team with briefing documents to present to partners/media agencies, including briefing in design agencies to assist with these documents
- Supporting the Partnerships team with projects throughout the year, particularly focussing on projects working with partners through The Walt Disney Company
- Supporting the Partnerships team with events held for key partners, including, budget management, venue sourcing and managing logistics
- Manage merchandise
- Assist partnerhips team in processing data from competitions and incorporating into TWDC databases, in-line with established procedures
- Manage prize fulfilment process for all UK & Ireland winners travelling to Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney World and on a Disney Cruise Line

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

I loved the placement. I really enjoyed coming to work everyday and i really felt that i had a place in the work community. I had varied tasks which made each day go quickly, some days i would be shocked that it was already lunch time and i hadn't even noticed how fast the day was going.

10/10

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

I felt extremely valued working in the Disney Destinations team. We did regular social things, during work or after work which made me feel as if i was properly one of the team. They also gave me responsibility which made me valued and as if i was respected to do my job.

10/10

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

I was given a lot of support by my managers and supervisors, however they were great at also knowing when you were capable to the role and could be left to do it on your own. We also had regular one-to-ones to dicuss my progress and giving us an opportunity to discuss other issues or queries.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Yes i was busy on a daily basis. Some days were of course more busy, for example when a promotion was close to going live or i had urgent requests or issues. However even on less busy days, i still had a number of daily tasks i had to get done.

10/10

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

I was given a lot of responsibilty during my replacement. I managed all of the winner management, as well as all of the owned media (synergy across brands). I was also allowed to lead various partnerships to promote events happening at Disneyland Paris, for example i lead a print promotion with Attitude magazine which involved data capture, social, online, competition and print.

10/10

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

I believe my skills have hugely benefited since doing my placement at Disney. My attention to detail has improved significantly as a result of leading winner management where i have to book winners prizes. I have also learnt smaller skills, such as how to use outlook effectively and efficiently and how to respond properly to emails.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere of the office was really postive, i remember i was surprised at how happy everyone was every day even though they were at work. Nothing was ever to much trouble for anyone and people were always happy to chat and answer questions that you may have. It was a really happy place.

10/10

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

The internship was really well organised. It starts with an assessment centre day which the current interns help organise so that they can give reccomendations from the previous year and what they experienced. The internship is then monitored and progress is reviewed during each three months at the company and in the role.

10/10

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

The Walt Disney Company invests a lot of time and money into both their interns and their permanent staff. There are always loads of courses and talks that are available to develop your further learning, such as first aid courses. Managers are also really keen for their interns to sit in on meetings just for general experience.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Travel loan
10/10

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

Future employment prospects are good within the organisation however it is not guranteed and is based on if there are jobs available. However, that being said you are much more likley to be considered for future roles if you have the relevant experience and have worked in the company before. In our department their were quite a few past interns.

7/10

Social

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

There was a great social scene amongst all of the department, as well as amongst the current interns. I had a great relationship with the interns in my department (night outs, and even went on holiday with one) and amongst the wider company interns, for example the interns arrange a 'wintern ball' where everyone meet up and get to know each other.

10/10

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

The cost of living and socialising in and around Hammersmith was fairly good, especially consideirng it is a London based location. We also recieved a lot of discounts for restaiurants and bars such as Nando's and Bar Burrito through working at The Walt Disney Company which brought the cost down considerably.

8/10

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

The nightlife in the Hammersmith area is OK. There are a few bars and nice restaurants around such as Be At One and Pergola. However, for more clubs and bars it is only a few stops on the tube until you reach Leicester Square and Convent Garden where we would often go.

7/10

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

There were loads of opportunities to get involved with outside of work in both the wider company and in our department. In the wider company their were many volunteering opportunities and in the deperamtent their were Netball teams and triathlon teams as well as many others which gave people the opportunity to socialise.

7/10

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