On Thursday 10 February, we were joined by our long-standing friends, CWR, who have worked with us in delivering quality and impartial careers guidance for our students for the last eight years. Here to support the Year 10 students in establishing a base of practical knowledge of job application processes, the focus of the day was to enable them to look at their strengths and skills and apply them practically to a CV.
In the afternoon, the focus shifted to the dreaded job interview. With an ever-shifting employment market, interview techniques are also ever-changing and so we looked carefully about how different interviews may require different things. The students engaged in lively role play to act out good and bad interviews, and entertained us with their impressions of inappropriate first greets and limp handshakes. They fed back maturely to each other on how they managed group activities and practised some public speaking to build their confidence in putting their best selves forward.
We will consolidate these skills over the coming years and ensure they have plenty of opportunities to discuss their futures through consultations over the coming three years. This ensures that when they leave us at the end of Year 13, they are fully prepared for the world of work.