2 February 2024
A Day in the Life of a Disney PR Apprentice
Did you know you could be an apprentice with Disney? That’s right, the entertainment powerhouse (that happens to be 100 years old) hires young people like yourselves to help keep that magic flowing across the world.
The Walt Disney Company employs hundreds of staff members working across several departments including,
- Customer service
- Innovation & technology
- Production & Entertainment.
But what’s it actually like to work for The Walt Disney Company..? (there probably won’t be 1000s of mops and buckets, we’re sorry…)
Meet Janet, a Level 4 PR & Communications Apprentice currently working at The Walt Disney Company. Read on to find out more about her day and what she gets up to…
Get to the office
Eat breakfast while I go through emails, the team calendar, a coverage update from a press screening last week and finish off a newsletter.
Marketing & Creative team stand up. Then followed by all Disney+ teams stand up where we get updates from different teams on ongoing and upcoming campaigns and any company-wide news.
Team Lunch! Went somewhere special as we had new members joining the team this week.
“Across the past five months, the amount that I’ve learnt and gained as a result of my role as a PR Apprentice at Disney has been insane and I always wonder what I’d have ended up doing or if I’d have found my apprenticeship at all if it wasn’t for me endlessly checking on RateMyApprenticeship and subscribing to their mailing list! Within my role, each day varies from the next which leaves me so excited for the opportunities to come and so grateful for all of the experiences I’ve had so far!!”Janet, PR Apprentice at The Walt Disney Company
Back to the office for our weekly team meeting to go over any key beats, campaign updates and everyone’s priorities for the week.
Post-team meeting. Raising a few finance POs, handling press requests and looking at the press releases coming for the rest of the week.
Going through emails and seeing all the nominations and awards in our Slack channels (it’s awards season!)
Cute afternoon snack with one of the marketing team campaigns.
Done for the day, now off to unwind with a bit of skating.
There’s loads more where that came from, if you want to find out more about what an apprentice does in their day-to-day, click below.
Written by Melchi
Melchi is a stan of the written word and joined the RateMyApprenticeship team as a Content Executive in 2021. Melchi started his career writing culture content for WeAreCollision magazine before completing an MA in International Journalism at City University and interning at Insider Inc. He now uses his head-thesaurus to write inspiring content to help young people make great career choices. These include everything from blogs about how to write your first CV to industry guides outlining the latest apprenticeship opportunities. Outside of writing, Melchi loves all things music and is currently learning how to DJ.