Year Ten Students at the Dragonfly Education Trust were invited for a day of mock interviews with some of the country’s top leading companies, educators and entrepreneurs.
Every year students at Writhlington and Mendip Studio School are invited to a Mock Interview Day which gives students the opportunity to gain first hand experience in the world of work, training and Further and Higher education. Students attended employment-related workshops, practised making applications for job, university and college and were interviewed by industry professionals.
Higher Education and Careers Advisor, Lindsey Sloman, said:
‘ For many students this will be the first opportunity they have to go through the application and interview process; gone are the days when young people secured jobs from the age of 15 and so for many their first interview is for a part time job, college or even university. The Mock Interview Day offers students a great opportunity to get valuable practice and feedback from the people who will be conducting these real interviews in the future.’
As well as interview practice and feedback, students were also invited to look around the Sixth Form building where guests from universities, colleges and local apprenticeship services offered course guidance, workshops and question and answer sessions to students exploring future choices.
Year 10 Student, Amber Travis, said:
‘ I want to be a pediatrician when I am older and know that I am going to have lots of interviews before I ever get there. The day pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me prepare for that. The lady that interviewed me was really nice and asked me lots of questions about my studies and my future; this made me think about my potential and what I need to achieve to reach it. We also got the chance to explore other possibilities available to us and the different pathways we can follow.’