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New Year 11 Mock Interviews

Three days in July saw our annual Mock Interview event taking place for New Year 11 students, designed to assist them in preparing for their upcoming Further Education interviews.  The event was supported by 45 representatives from a range of local businesses and industries, who used their specialist skills and knowledge to encourage students to develop their confidence and communication skills.

 Each student undertook a 20 minute interview, before receiving verbal and written feedback on how their performance could potentially be improved for future interview experiences. Despite a few initial nerves, each student completed a successful interview and the business representatives praised the students and the event as a whole. Feedback included;

 “Thank you very much for such a well organised, warm welcome and it was a pleasure to meet such well-rounded students who had very clear ideas about their career aspirations (I am not sure I did at that age!).”

 “I thought the event went really well and I did enjoy meeting your lovely students  - who all engaged really well with the process.”

 “Overall I think the students were great and I was really impressed with the school giving them this opportunity.”

 “We both found the event very welcoming and executed very well. The students were very polite which made the interviews more enjoyable.”

In addition, many students received additional individual praise which will be shared with them.