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Rating

4.3/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    3.5
  • The Culture
    4.4

Role Description

Working across licensing and music, video and games with two of the biggest retailers (Asda & Morrisons)

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed my year at Disney. It has been a fantastic year with brilliant opportunities.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • As most interns will tell you, you hit the ground running and you really feel like a valued full time team member. The team are very friendly, welcoming and are always there if you need help.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager has been brilliant, she has been so supportive, both with work and university work. She has always been there to help and guide me when needed and really had my best interests at heart. I honestly can't thank her enough!

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Very! The role is very versatile and there is always something to be doing!

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • The role is a mixture, so some areas you are given a lot of responsibility, equivalent to that of managers. However other areas less so. But overall I felt valued and needed.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The practical experience I have gained while on placement has been invaluable, both to my career prospects and my university work. It has helped put academic theory to practice and you can see first hand the benefits and limitations of it.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • As I work in the satellite office in Leeds, it is very small in comparison to the London offices. However being such as small team the atmosphere is brilliant and everyone is very easy to get along with. The London offices are also very friendly and welcoming and I love to spend some days down there.

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Brilliant, from applying right through to now has been great and I can't fault it!

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Having a 2 week handover with the previous intern and a lot of on the job training and learning I feel like the firm has invested a lot of time in me. The team are also more than happy to include me in meetings and talk things through with me to enable me to learn more about their area.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Although Disney offers no graduate scheme or graduate level jobs, which is a shame. I would still love to come back and work here one day!

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Being in a satellite office you do miss out a lot on the intern social life in London, however when I go down then all the interns often go out together. In the Leeds office the team are very sociable and we often go out for meals together.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Since it is Leeds, it is relatively cheap if you still live the "student" lifestyle and the pay more than covers this.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Great! Leeds is a brilliant night out.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There is a lot more opportunities in London as there are bigger teams and a lot more people down there.

    4/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

23rd April 2015


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