Walt Disney World

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Sunday, 12 December 2010

CRB Form

Hi there everyone!

Well my forms from Yummy Jobs arrived on Thursday 9th December which was a relieve as I as starting to get worried that they wouldn't arrive as everyone else was getting theirs and I hadn't got mine yet.  On the Friday (10th) I then filled out my forms, paid £55 for the CRB Check and then went to the post office to post it.  Due to wanting Special Delivery I paid £5.05 to make sure it was there on Monday instead of £8 for it to be there on Saturday.

So its all paid for and sent and now the wait begins...

Have a Magical Day

Love Ashleigh xx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Documents are added!

Hi there, 

Well since yesterday documents and CRB forms have started to be sent out and added to our Yummy Jobs Accounts.  This makes it even more real now!  So we have had 4 documents added about getting to Orlando, arriving in Orlando, the visa etc.. This is just to kinda give us some background info about the process and stuff.  Though some of the documents are for if you are from Canada which is wrong for us obviously.

So people have also been getting their CRB forms through, mine haven't arrived but I'm not going to panic yet - with the snow and stuff things are bound to be delayed.  Though because of Yummy Jobs updating our profiles I can pay for it whenever I want, hopefully the forms arrive this week while I am making a flying visit to home and then I can deal with all of that at once and get it out of the way.

Today we also did our secret Santa gifts within my block, it must be soo easy to have a disney freak as your person to buy for lol.  Bless Sen she brought me a Winnie the Pooh notebook in which I can make into a scrap book of my journey so they can all read it when I come back - bit like my blog but also with stuff stuck in it, I am going to have soo much fun with this!

So that is it for today, have a magical day!

Ashleigh xxx

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Confirmation Email Back from Disney

Hey there, 

Its been a few days since I have written and lots has happened.  I have been speaking too soo many ICP's going in 2011 at different times and doing different roles to me.  We have decided that we must get hoodies for when we go to spot each other at the airport and to wear when we are back and the disney magic is all over :(.

So basically this is just a catch up.  I have been looking at flights for between 19th June - 14th September as I am hoping that my family are going to come over at the end of my work placement and then we are going to have a holiday there.  I guess the trick is just to check everyday or so and when the sales are to get a good flight.  I am hoping to do direct with virgin from Gatwick - I couldn't cope with indirect flights and changing...too much stress and its going to be stressful enough as it is, moving abroad for 3 months lol!

So today I got my email back for Yummy Jobs saying that they got my confirmation email and what the next steps would be:

It makes it soo more final now that I actually do have a job there and I will be there in June.  Just still waiting for my CRB check to be sent to my home address as I am away from uni for 6 weeks due to xmas holidays and I didn't want stuff waiting around here to be honest.

Well thats all for now.

Have a Magical Day!

Ashleigh xxx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

I am now a Cast Member 2011

Wow so we had to wait until Wednesday 1st December...it was a long and stressful wait refreshing my emails every minute!!! I thought that they would never come!!  So I have been on the forum like crazy and just by chance I was looking at Facebook when another applicant announced that they had a job...

...so I checked my emails, i was soo scared and when I read the title of it I was thinking oh okay so I didnt get the job, never mind there is always next year kinda thing and then it said...:

So now I have a job in Disney from June 19th - September 2nd and my role is Quick Service Food & Beverage!!!!

I was in soo much shock it was unreal I rang my mum and then I got people to check my email just to make sure.  I can't wait to fly over there and have an experience of a life time!

I will be meeting soo many like minded people and we are going to have sooo much fun!

Have a Magical Day!

Love Ashleigh

How I applied

Hi there everyone,

This is my Walt Disney World Adventure where I will be updating my progress in how the programme is going for me.

Why did I Apply?

I applied to the Walt Disney World International College Programme (ICP) as I am totally in love with Walt Disney World as I have been 11 times and ever since I have seen people with England or UK written on their work badges it is all I have ever wanted to do.  I want to bring the magic into somebody else holiday like it has been done for me.  I also think it would be amazing to work in Walt Disney World as well for the experience and to put on your CV.


Okay so when I last went over to Walt Disney World (WDW) in February 2010, the girl behind me on my flight was flying over to start a year programme on the Cultural Representative Programme (CRP) and I asked her lots of questions about how she got onto the programme and I was basically in awe of her as I have always wanted to work in WDW since forever! So it got me thinking that I could do this when I go to university.  When I came back to the UK I googled it and found out about this 3 months work experience that you could do during the summer.  My heart was set on this from then on.

So I was casually at Uni one day and saw posters around everywhere about this disney programme, however unfortunately I wasn't able to go to the presentation as I had to go home for a family event as it was during my reading week.  So I emailed Yummy Jobs and explained my situatation and Hannah said just apply.  So I did. 8 drafts later on my CV and covering letter I applied on 23rd October.  Now it was just a waiting game...

Today I got an email back from Yummy Jobs saying that I have a phone interview.  AMAZING!!! I was so excited I rang everyone up and told them that I had a phone interview. I booked it for the 10th November at 12.45.  But now I had a lot of research to do.  I found this website called, http://www.wdwip.com/index.php which all the applicants and accepted cast members for all the programmes can talk to one another about their experiences and help each other with like phone interviews or normal interviews...a very valuable site if you ask me!  So then I was basically on that website all the time asking questions, this helped with my research.  I then researched lots of disney facts and trivia incase they asked me any surprise questions or to give them an interesting fact.

Phone Interview
So today I had my phone interview.  They were running late and I was panicking that they had forgotton me but Jason (my interviewer) was lovely and chatty.  I then realised that I had entered in for the wrong programme but it wasn't any trouble for him to change it at all...relieve!! So they asked me:
  • What Uni I'm at
  • What course I'm doing
  • Why do I want to work for Disney
  • What would I gain from the programme
  • Could I share/live with other people from all over the world
  • Would I cope with the heat in america
It was a lovely chat and lasted about 15 minutes.  I was told there and then that I had a Face to Face/Final Interview on either the 18th or 19th November. He also told me that I was the LAST UK Applicant to get a phone interview and to get on the programme.  It would be amazing if i actually got on there after all of this.

I then received an email saying when my interview was and what I had to bring for it:

19th November
Final Interview
So I am onto the final stages of the interview process now...scary! For my interview I have to go to London for it.  My mum is gonna come and travel up with me so we can spend the free time together in between my interview.
I was panicking the trains would be late and that I would miss my interview all together, thankfully it wasnt.

I arrived at the restauarant where my interview was taking place at 9.15am.  We had a presentation at 10am by Jill and Robyn which lasted 1 hour and telling us about what the programme entailed and what roles we could end up doing.  We were also given a role sheet in which we had to tick and rate the roles we would want to do and if we got chosen for this experience it would be one of the roles that we had ticked.  I ticked nearly all of them an rated them.

My interview time was at 13.30 and so I was planning on gettin there for at least 13.15 as Nick from Yummy Jobs had to check all of our paper work to make sure that it was correct. I interviewed with Jill and with another applicant called Abi. It went by so quickly it was like a blur.  These were the questions that were asked to me:
  • Did you have to travel far today?
  • Did you travel up this morning or yesterday?
  • What are you doing at university/school?
  • Do you have any piercings?
  • Do you have any tattoos?
  • Why do you want to work for WDW?
  • Have you had any work experience?
  • What will you gain from working at WDW?
  • Will you mind sharing with a single sex from all over the world?
  • On your role sheet, you said you wanted to do this...why was that?
  • Are you flexible to work in any role given to you?
  • Can you work on your own if needed to?
  • Can you handle complaints efficiently and professionally?
  • Are you a good time keeper? - i.e. arrive to work on time.
  • Have you any questions regarding the programme?

And so now the wait begins, we should hear back by the end of November so its only 11 days, not too long compared to others who had their interviews a lot earlier than me!

see ya real soon
Have a Magical Day! xx