All Year 10 students attended a Mock Interview in March. In order to prepare them for this event, Mr John Swinnerton from ‘Our Futures’ presented an assembly in January; during which he explained the application form, which students needed to complete prior to their interview, and the importance of following instructions and completing the forms comprehensively and neatly. Students were also advised that a poorly completed application form could prevent them from being invited for interview in the ‘Real World’ .
On the 13th and 14th of March, external business professionals came to school to interview our students. The objective of the interviews was to ensure that students have the confidence to participate effectively in their future interviews and they should all come away knowing what they do well and which areas they need to improve on.
In most cases, this was the first interview that the students had undertaken and it will probably be the last one before their college and apprenticeship Interviews. Despite the initial nerves, all students did exceptionally well and also got feedback as to what they could have done better in the future.
The business professionals were very impressed with the calibre of our students and applauded them for their confidence, focus and determination in order to achieve their future goals.
We are always very grateful to our volunteers who give their time freely in order to assist our students in their ongoing careers education.