You're Hired!! Year 10 take part in Mock Interviews

2nd Dec 2018

You're Hired!! Year 10 take part in Mock Interviews

Following a series of employability lessons in Life Skills covering CV writing and interview techniques, Year 10 students had the opportunity to put their skills to the test and impress staff from local employers at a mock interview day. 15 employers from a range of industries including Henry Boot, Barnsley Council Code Green, Mills Kemp and Brown, Kier Services Ltd, Enzygo, Amazing Apprenticeships, Barnsley TIAG, Job Centre Plus, Barnsley College and Dearne Valley College supported this invaluable experience.

For most students, this was their first experience of an interview and despite their nerves, many were proud of how they had conducted themselves and answered the questions.

Employers' comments included:

"I was so impressed by the calibre of students at Kirk Balk. Every student I encountered was polite, well-mannered and engaged in the task at hand. I am very pleased at the opportunity to take part in something that I truly believe is a crucial skill that we should be teaching our young people and I would definitely like to be involved again." - Sara Jagger, Customer Information and Digital Services Directorate, BMBC.

"I strongly believe that activities like mock interviews at these events help improve confidence, communication skills and in-depth information about different opportunities from employers. This also provides them the opportunity to discuss 1-1 about their options. It also allows them to gain advice and guidance towards ambitious career and pathway choices. '' Mahroof Anwar, Corporate SocialResponsibility Manager at Kier Services Ltd.

A huge congratulations goes to our Year 10 students who continue to represent and do the Academy proud.