In parallel to the country’s move to a more virtual way of working, over 30 Year 10 students took part in a virtual mock interview day.
A session delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions provided the perfect preparation encouraging students to think about their strengths, weaknesses and how they have overcome challenging situations. Each student was then invited to a virtual interview with an employer where they could practice their skills. The event was really well received by students; “I found the event very useful and it was good practice for later life”, “I enjoyed this event, it gave me a very good idea of what I’m going to be asked. I think this is perfect for anyone to do” and “I think that it is the most helpful thing ever and it has guided me towards what I really enjoy”.
The employers were very impressed with the students who conducted themselves in a professional manner throughout the day. “Having worked with young people for over 10 years in a previous role, I have to say the three students that I spent time with today are a massive credit to the teaching staff at Priory and their parents also. Each student I spoke to was fully engaged in the interview process and considering they are not used to speaking to an adult they have never met before opened up really well. I was expecting an element of shyness and at least one of them to need a lot of prompting, however all three were really keen to tell me about their school life at Priory. A huge credit to the school.”
Jess Bailey, Teams4U.