Y12 students took part in an Employability Workshop as part of our Raising Aspirations Programme.

The sessions included a range of volunteer professionals who came in as part of the Bridge Builders scheme to talk jobs, careers, interviews and first impressions.

The session then developed into an individual mock interview and was designed to ensure every student is prepped and ready to go when it comes to university, apprenticeship or job interviews.

We were delighted to receive high praise in relation to the student and the school from the visitors:

“The students that I talked to for the mock interview session were very impressive – articulate, polite and confident.”

“If you are feeding comments back to the school, all I would say is that it was an excellent experience and they should be proud of the students – they gave a great impression of themselves and the school.”

“It was a privilege to interact with such wonderful young people.
A very enjoyable morning, and I met some very impressive young people.”

“I was impressed by the whole ethos of the school, and wished that my grandson had been a student there !”

Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “The work of Rick Hill in running this scheme is wonderful and we have Key Stage Four and Sixth Form students who are all the better prepared for working life through this scheme. The volunteers were superb, quickly earned the respect of students, and passed on their expertise swiftly. All in all, a fantastic session.”