B&E Boys return to Whitworth Community High School Mock Interview Day
There are few things that are more important than preparing the school students of today for their future careers. The teenagers of today are the workforce of tomorrow. They need to enter the workplace, not just with qualifications, but also with a full understanding of how the world of work operates. Last year, B&E Boys were more than happy to take part in Whitworth Community High School’s Mock Interview Day. It was a great event and we were delighted to be invited to participate in this year’s event on Friday 18 May. Andrew Horsfield represented the company on the day.
Once again the Mock Interview Day was superbly planned and organised by Whitworth Community High School’s IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) Officer, Laura Grenaghan.
During the day, Year 10 students were put through their paces with a mock interview lasting twenty minutes. The interviews were conducted by an impressive range of local businesses. Following the interview, the students were given feedback about how they had performed on interview, and given tips and advice about how they might improve in the future.
Understandably, the students found the Mock Interview Day to be a daunting experience. Naturally, there were lots of nervous young people on the day – but the Year 10 students of Whitworth Community High School should be commended for the manner in which they approached the day.
It was wonderful to see the sense of pride and achievement that the students felt. What’s more, you cannot really put a price on the importance of the improved confidence that these young people will have gained from the experience of the day.
Not only was the whole experience invaluable, the students will have learned important lessons – such as the benefit of planning and preparation – as well as gaining insight into how the job market works.
The Mock Interview Day was a rewarding experience for all concerned. B&E boys will always do what we can to support important events such as this.