Year 11 took part in their Mock interview Day this half term.
Professionals from a range of career areas and colleges kindly gave up their time to act as the interviewers for our pupils. We had representatives from the world of law, finance, IT, RAF, NHS, human resources, management consultancy, British Aerospace, Craven College, Burnley College, Nelson and Colne College and Blackburn College.
In preparation, Year 11 attended a workshop run by Chloe Williams of Blackburn College to help them fine tune their CVs, as well as practicing their interview style during PSHCE lessons.
It was great for pupils to have some real interaction with the interviewers and therefore develop this most important skill to help them access opportunities in the future.
Going for an interview can be nerve-wracking and Year 11 were quite apprehensive before the event. However, the chance to flex their interview skills gave them a confidence boost and a re-assurance of their abilities. They all left smiling and walking tall!
The interviewers had nothing but praise for our pupils. Here are some of the glowing comments by our interviewers.
“Wonderful young people who are a credit to your lovely school.”
“I really enjoyed meeting them and hearing about their talent and skills.”
“I enjoyed engaging with the next generation and seeing them excited about their future.”
“If they were going for a real job, I would definitely consider them.”
“Their ability to express themselves clearly about their plans for the future were amazing.”
Well done Year 11 and thankyou to the interviewers for giving their time to help Year 11 improve their employability skills.