Several local employers very kindly gave up their time and came into school to teach the pupils how to write a CV, Application form and covering letter and help them understand the importance of making their job application as informative and as individual as possible to get them to that all important job interview!
As a follow on from Interview Preparation Day Year 10 were then given a Mock Interview. This was conducted by visiting employers, so was as close to a real life job search and interview process as possible.
The school hall was sectioned off into separate areas so that individual interviews could be more private. Pupils came to school smartly dressed and very well prepared for their interview. Despite their nerves, pupils came out of their interview smiling, pleasantly surprised and saying how much they had learned from the process.
We are extremely grateful to the local employers for giving up their valuable time to support Mock Interview Day. It has given pupils an experience they would not otherwise have had. The feedback employers have provided to the pupils will help ensure that real job applications meet the standards employers look for.