Very soon our Year 11 students will be having interviews at 6th forms, colleges and for apprenticeships. We believe it is really important that prior to this they have the chance to experience what an interview will be like. With this in mind all students take part in a mock interview session which this year involved sixteen volunteers from various local and national businesses and members of the Shipston on Stour Rotary Club. All visitors, having much experience in interviewing people, held individual interviews based on the students’ pre-prepared CVs.
Students were briefed to wear “interview clothes” and without exception came into school very smartly dressed and ready for their interviews. Everyone at school commented on how professional they looked. Although really nervous, the students found the interview to be a very rewarding experience, gaining some constructive feed-back which can now be used in class to improve their CVs and interview techniques.
Overall the students did really well, with our visitors being very impressed with their attitude, appearance and how they conducted themselves.
Miss L Moorman