As part of National Careers Week, our Year 10 and 12 students were invited to take part in The Big Interview. In collaboration with SCS who are working on the HS2 project, students were given the choice of three jobs to apply for:
- Onsite engineer
- Community Engagement Officer
- Apprentice Quantity Surveyor
In the lead up to The Big Interview students were given job descriptions, company information and a range of questions that they may be asked. The students arrived at their interviews smart, prepared and a little nervous.
Visitors from SCS asked our students interview style questions and gave them feedback on how to improve and develop their interview technique. The students were really engaged in the interview and left the interview smiling and more confident. One student commented that “The interview gave me an insight into how interviews might be in the future and I have built up more confidence to do an interview in later life.”
It was a great day seeing the students getting stuck in and making the most of the opportunity. One of the visitors commented “the students today have been some of the most prepared, articulate and personable school students I have ever had the opportunity to interview, if not the most. They all have very bright futures ahead of them”.