So I finished my application on 14th September 2016 at 9.30 am, just a few days before applications closed and found out that I was successfully through to the next stage at 1.30 pm that same day!!
My interview was due to take place on the 29th September at 2.15 pm down at the Yummy Jobs office in Essex, London. To say I was excited was an understatement.
I found a few other girls to fly with including someone on the same course as me at university. We all flew down in the morning and got an Uber to the offices in Essex in perfect timing for the interview. We were even able to go to Costa and meet some of the other people waiting for the interview which was lovely!
Once we got into the Yummy Jobs office, we met Anna, Luke and Adam who were going to be the ones interviewing us. They done a short presentation to everyone about what the programme consisted of and it only got me more and more excited about the possibility of doing the programme. Then it was the serious part. They split us up into small interview groups of around 7/8 depending on what team we got when we came in (Go Team Scar!).
My interview was led by Adam who was so lovely and made the interview so easy. we started off with an icebreaker. We all selected a starburst and depending on the colour we were each asked a different question. I chose the orange starburst and I had to say where my favourite destination I ever visited was. I then went on about how I had recently visited Shanghai and was lucky enough to go to Shanghai Disney. This was a great topic as it struck up conversation with Adam and the other people in the group interview.
We were then asked some generic questions which included:
- What is your motivation to do the program?
- How would you cope with the long hours?
- What are your top role choices?
- An family waited 2 hours in the rain to discover their child is too small to go on the ride, what would you do?
- How would you deal with homesickness for yourself and your roommates?
- How would you deal with a messy roommate?
- Which Disney character would you most like to go to tea with?
Each interviewer asked the same questions roughly but maybe worded them in a different way. No matter what they done everything the could to make sure you were comfortable and were enjoying the interview process.
If you are looking to do the program, prepare rough answers to these questions! I had looked on blogs prior to the interview and felt so prepared that the answers came naturally to me. DO NOT MAKE IT SEEM REHEARSED THOUGH! They are looking to see if you have the initiative and personality to make it in Disney World.
My biggest advice for this interview is to smile and make your personality shine through! Act like yourself so they get to know the real you. It’s a fun experience and the people are all so lovely.
Anyway, that’s all from me!