The Year 10 careers programme culminated in the annual Careers and Mock Interview Day on Friday 7 July 2017. The day consisted of two sessions. In the morning the pupils had the opportunity to listen to seasoned professionals who introduced them to their respective professions. The speakers were:
- Mr Sam Harmon (Barclays, Finance)
- Mr Vinesh Kumar (Entrepreneur)
- Ms Karen Holden (Law)
- Ms Sinead Greenaway (UKTV, Media)
- Ms Siena Reed (Just So, Creative Design)
After the morning sessions, the pupils and the speakers were treated to a drinks reception and lunch, hosted by Mrs Osborn.
In the afternoon, the pupils were subjected to 30 minutes of interviews, during which they had to talk about their ambitions, interests and involvement in everyday school life. The interview panel was very impressed with the pupils and gave them some constructive feedback at the end of the session.
The Year 10 group, soon to be in Year 11, has gained valuable experience in how to conduct themselves in a formal interview scenario, an experience which will be extremely useful for the imminent sixth form application process.
Thank you to thank everybody who made the day possible including Mr Botha for organising the event and the guest speakers and the interview panel who took time out of their busy schedules to help.