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15th January 2020

Year 11 Mock Interviews 2020

On Tuesday 12th  January our school hosted its second annual mock interview evening for Year 11 pupils.  Thirty-two employers from across Lancashire bestowed us with their vast interviewing knowledge to ensure that our pupils were given a realistic and valuable experience.  Our pupils prepared by reviewing current labour market information, career pathways and job specifications before deciding upon a job to be interviewed for.  They also completed a personal CV that was given to their interviewer ahead of the interview.  As the interview day drew closer, the pupils benefited from a session led by the ‘Department for Work and Pensions’ on how to give the best possible account of themselves in an interview situation, covering preparation, body language and essential tips on making the right impression.  

The verbal and written feedback received by our pupils is likely to help them reflect on the encounter and better prepare them for their next interview situation.   

Our pupils made an excellent impression.  Feedback from employers will be posted here in the coming days.