B & E Boys were pleased to take part in Whitworth Community High School’s Mock Interview Day on Friday 10 March. Peter Boys represented the company as it took its place alongside other local employers lending their support to the event.
During the day, 100 Year 10 students from the school took part in a 20 minute mock interview with an employer. Afterwards, they were given feedback on their performance and tips for how they might improve their interview technique in the future. BE Boys were joined by Rossendale Borough Council, The British Army & RAF, Phil Corns Architectural Services, Anglo Recycling, Neales Waste Management, Department for Work and Pensions, Empire Group, Inspira Careers and Enterprise Company, Burnley College, The Transport Training Academy, and Accrington and Rossendale College.
The Mock Interview Day was organised by Whitworth Community High School’s Careers Advisor, Miss Laura Grenaghan, in partnership with Fabian Wallbank from the Department of Work and Pensions and Penny Heys from the Careers Enterprise Company. Superb planning and preparation ensured that the event was a great success for the students and employers alike.
The students themselves had been given plenty of guidance and advice prior to the event and this was evident in how they performed on the day. Several employers even commented that they would be open to receiving an application from some students if they were interested in working for them.
It was fantastic for B & E Boys to be able to give something back to the community through supporting youngsters in gaining confidence and boosting their employability skills. There are few more important things than supporting young people in preparing them for the world of work. As far as we our concerned, this is a fantastic investment of our time.
Many of the students were understandably nervous during their interview, but the sense of achievement that they experienced afterwards was a pleasure to see. With students facing college and apprenticeship interviews in the autumn, it is reassuring to know that they will feel more confident about the prospect of these interviews as a result of the Mock Interview Day.
B & E Boys would like to thank the organisers of the day, all the local employers who took part, and everybody at Whitworth Community High School for contributing to the success of such an important and productive event.