Y10 Careers Day

During the last week of term we invited volunteers into school to conduct practice interviews with our Year 10 students as part of their Careers Day.

The day started off with an inspirational talk from one of our alumnae, Fiona Topping, who works for TfGM. Her speech, reflected on her journey to date, and although she took an unconventional route, her message was clear that it is ok to be unsure of which pathway you want to take, you will find your own way in the end by not giving up. Her talk was inspirational and appreciated by all. This was followed by a CV writing skills session and a session on START; an online resource that helps match skills and interests to potential careers. The RAF and Army delivered a really fun team building and motivational session and then Y10 watched a TED talk on how body language shapes who you are. Our Connexions Adviser delivered a presentation on interview skills and labour market information.

Throughout the day, Year 10 were having practice interviews with volunteers from local businesses including some of our alumnae. By having meaningful encounters with employers, it gives the students an introduction to ‘real life’ interviews and gives them an insight into the world of work. We received many comments from the interviewers complimenting our students on their confidence, high standard and quality of responses to questions. Well done, Year 10, on a successful day.