FOUR college students can’t be accused of doing a Mickey Mouse qualification – after Disney helped them gain invaluable work experience.
William Tsui, 21, Danielle Boad, 19, Danielle Manning, 21, and Adam Bartlett, 19, from Highbury College, have just returned from a six-month work placement at Disneyworld in Florida.
Adam said: ‘I worked on the front desk which I found to be very challenging but you do learn a lot.
‘I’d say the experience has helped me because now I know how to live independently – the day-to-day running of life, balancing spare time with work, it’s going to help me for the future.’
The placement for the students, who are studying foundation degree programmes in hospitality and travel and tourism, combined class-based learning at Disney University with work experience.
Danielle said: ‘We got trained in areas like marketing and human resources.
‘It was a completely different way of teaching over there, a different way of life.
‘I would like to learn about other jobs there and perhaps get on to the professional internship to go into a managerial role.’