So if whoever reading this is intrigued in the method of the application, I plan on documenting the process, unless i’m hideously cut short before the phone interview.
First you must decide on what you want to do, there are two options for UK applicants. Also you can only apply to work at Walt Disney World, Florida due to work visa restrictions.
1. Disney’s Summer Work Experience - Where you go out to work at Walt Disney World, for the summer and is ideal for students currently at university. The jobs you get can range from anything from food & beverage, lifeguarding, entertainment, retail to even working on the rides.
2. Disney’s Cultural Representative Program -Is a 12 month programme where you work in Epcot’s UK Pavillion and work in either food & beverage, retail or The Historical Research Center.
If you work in retail you can work within The Toy Soilder, The Crown and Crest, Sportsman Shoppe, The Tea Caddy or on the UK Cart.
For food and beverage its either the popular Rose & Crown Pub or Yorkshire County Fish Shop.
Within The Historical Research Center or HRC its based instore selling family crests/shirts etc and researching a familys history. It is a seperate company from Disney and is run by a local company in Kissimmee. Further informatin can be found here: www.historicresearch.com.
After you have decided what your preference is, I chose to apply for the Cultural Representative Programme or CRP, you apply online via the yummy jobs website. www.yummyjobs.com
You have to sign up and fill in the basics about yourself. I personally filled the moativation box with more personal reasons why I specifically wanted to do this and attatched a cover letter with my resume, which you upload to your yummy jobs account.
Another personal preference of mine is to format the cover letter and resume into a PDF, as I feel its a little more professional when an employee opens it.
I spent a long time tweaking and re-editing my cover letter and resume, I asked family and friends to read it to cast a critical eye over it and help me trim the excess. So I would highly recommend you do so, as after a while it will become a blur!
As for any job application RESEARCH the job role; I took key words and qualities WDW were looking for in a potential applicant and incoporated them into my resume/cover letter using my past experience to highlight I could do what they are looking for.
There are loads of websites and blogs out there that can help you; personally www.wdwip.com is THE best resource for applicants.
Hopefully I’ll be on my way soon making some of that famous Disney Magic.