Stewards Academy recently welcomed members of our governing body and colleagues from local businesses and the community to assist in the annual Mock Interviews for our Year 11 students. These interviews are designed to prepare our students for future interviews they will have, including their upcoming College and Sixth Form interviews.
Students are prepared for the interviews in a variety of ways including; writing personal statements, discussing appropriate conduct and the types of questions they be asked and how to give a perfect handshake!
Our students are usually always nervous before their interview, but leave feeling reassured and better prepared for future interviews. One student said: “I think that this experience has effectively shown me what a professional interview will be like”. Another said: “I think the interview went extremely well and I was very pleased with the feedback I received”.
Our interviewers were extremely impressed with our students and their ambitions. Some of the feedback we received from our interviewers’ included: “This is an excellent programme for students that allows them to understand the process of interviews and to understand how to improve.”
Helen Care, Work Related Learning Co-ordinator said: “This has been a beneficial experience for our students and we would like to thank all of our interviewers for giving up their time to support our work related learning programme. We look forward to working with them again.”