Assist the UK, Ireland & International Strategy team for Disneyland Paris. Monitor and analyse the business environment, including segmentation & target marketing and analysis of the economic, political and travel environment across all the markets.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I have enjoyed my placement year at The Walt Disney Company. I would highly recommend future placement students to apply.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I feel valued by the DDI team, all members appreciate the work you are doing & you get recognised for going above and beyond.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I was given plenty of support and guidance by my manager and other senior members of my team.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
Most days I was busy with lots of work to complete by set deadlines. If I had too much work to complete I was able to discuss the priorities with my manager.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was given alot of responsibility during my placement year. I was always encouraged to be independent and to take ownership of the work I was completing.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I was able to gain all the necessary skills to be a consumer strategy intern. I believe this will help aid my studies in final year, by being able to put the theory into practice. I was also given the opportunity to meet and work with other teams, giving me insight into other lines of business & departments.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
As with The Walt Disney Company culture, the general atmosphere was positive & fun. There was often fun Disney events & celebrations in the office.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
On the first day you were introduced into the company with other interns. Most interns get a handover with the previous intern as well. However, as my role was new to this year I didn't get a handover, but future interns will benefit from this.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
My manager set up time each week to discuss any work that needed to be completed, plus also involved my personal development in the role. We would discuss the improvement I have made in the role and what could be improved going forward.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Sports and Social Club
Above 25 days holiday
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Unfortunately there are no graduate roles in The Walt Disney Company. However, within my department (Disney Destinations International) many interns come back to fill roles that are vacant.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
There is a good social scene in the team. The interns often go for drinks after work & we socialise with other colleagues through the Christmas party, Marketing away days & pub quizzes for charity.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
As The Walt Disney Company offices are based in Hammersmith the cost of living & socialising is expensive.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
There were plenty of nightlife options in London, just be prepared for lots of the options to be expensive.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
There is a girls DDI netball team which runs throughout most of the year. We also had a VoluntEars day, which involved us creating a Park area for a children centre. There are also other opportunities throughout the company.