Year 10 students have been focussing on their careers and employability skills over the last couple of months. As part of this process they had to consider their own skills and experience and produce a CV and covering letter.
On Thursday 2 and Friday 3 July, 260 Year 10 students were interviewed, with support of the Frome Rotary Club and employers. They were asked typical interview questions based on their CV and then given valuable feedback on their performance.
During these two days a small group of Sixth Form students supported the interviews by running the reception desk. They were extremely efficient and organised and gained extra experience to add to their own CV.
The interviewees were all very positive about the experience. Matthew Cook in Year 10 said: "It was extremely useful. The interviewers were really nice. They made it a realistic environment. I was pleased with the feedback and I know how to improve."
The employers were also very positive about the students, rating the majority of them as likely to be shortlisted or appointed based on their interview performance. One employer said: "the students seemed to be very well prepared and all have a wonderful variety of talents and interests."
We are very grateful that these professionals have given up their time to support our students: it really was such a valuable experience for them.
Well done to everyone!