Would you like to earn recognised professional and foreign language qualification in the fields of sales, hospitality or food & beverage? Here’s your chance! Learn job skills in a unique setting by signing up for one of our sandwich courses. Pierre-Julien, our recruiter, explains what these courses entail and who can take part in the program.
This qualification program is offered as a sandwich course exclusively at Disneyland® Paris. It combines work experience, classroom training and foreign language lessons (English or French) for one of the five jobs below:
- Food & Beverage Waiter/Waitress
- Boutique salesperson F/M
- Reception Host/Hostess
- Commis F/M
- Attraction operator F/M
The Disneyland Paris Learning Program offers you a chance to get your first job experience at Europe’s number one international tourist destination. It enables you to earn a Professional Qualification Certificate or a Professional Title, recognised by the French Ministry of Labour, as well as a Language Proficiency Certificate in French (FLE) or in English (BULATS) at the end of the program.
Program participants benefit from a 35 hr/week fixed-term (CDD) contract for a duration of 7 to 13 months depending on the job.
You will receive an optimal mix of classroom learning and on-the-job experience: 80% of your time is spent working on location in our Parks or Hotels, where you will enjoy the daily presence and support of a tutor, and 20% of your time is dedicated to theoretical training during working hours. Training is given on Disneyland Paris premises by a professional organism and trainers from your chosen profession.
For every job in the program, we are looking above all for people who are friendly, welcoming and service-oriented and who have strong enthusiasm for our destination. No previous work experience is necessary; after all, that’s the goal of the Disneyland Paris Learning Program!
Different language levels are required to apply depending on the job:
- Commis : advanced beginner skills (A2) in French and no required level in English,
- Food & Beverage employee, Food runner: advanced beginner skills (A2) in French, beginner level (A1) in English,
- Attraction operator host/hostess, Waiter/waitress, Boutique salesperson: intermediate level (B1) in French and advanced beginner skills (A2) in English,
- Ticketing host/hostess, Receptionist: intermediate skills (B1) in French, English, as well as in a third European language.
Finally, to join the Disneyland Paris Learning Program, you should have dual motivation: gaining skills for your specific job and improving your foreign language skills. The difference between this program and fixed-term (CDD) or open-ended (CDI) contracts is that you must be willing to commit to learning the coursework and attending the training sessions.
This unique Disneyland Paris program was designed by our support and operational teams to give you, our Cast Members, all the keys to success and make you a professional in your chosen field. You are provided with support throughout the program by the training organism as well as our HR teams, your tutor and the teams you work with, to get the most out of your experience.
Finally, it goes without saying, this is a unique opportunity to work and learn in an exceptional and international setting, in daily contact with guests from around the world!