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 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 students and the school from the visitors:

“I have been very impressed with the maturity of your students.”

“Your students have been a delight to talk with, I have been so impressed with how they have conducted themselves and the insightful questions they have asked.”

“It was a privilege to interact with such wonderful young people.

A very enjoyable morning, and I met some very impressive young people.”

Mae Watson, a Year 12 student, said: “I was initially apprehensive of the idea of being interviewed.  However I found the morning really informative and learnt lots of tips on how to perform in an interview that I will definitely use in the future.”

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.”