Mock interviews in school are ’invaluable for students’ future’

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MOCK interviews gave Year 11 pupils of Charles Read Academy a taste of job-hunting.

Every Year 11 pupil went through each stage of the interviewing process, from producing a CV and cover letter to completing an application form ahead of the interview itself.

These were carried out at the Corby Glen school over three days by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Grantham.

The school’s Ann Butler said: “The aim is to give students more self-confidence when facing this situation when they leave school and will prove invaluable for their future.”

Careers co-ordinator Suzanne Airey added: “We received excellent feedback regarding the appearance of students and the paperwork they provided. We are very grateful to the Rotary Club of Grantham for giving up their valuable time.”

Rotarian Bob Greybrook said the volunteers also gained a lot from the mock interviews.

He said: “The interviews give Rotarians the opportunity of meeting and talking with the younger generation.

“It is very much a two-way thing, with us gaining as much from the interviews as the students do.”

ABOVE: Year 11 pupil Matt Grocott (centre) is grilled during a mock interview with Rotarians Paul West (left) and Brian Mullan.