Redden Court School, in Harold Wood, was recently for its outstanding careers work and was awarded the Quality in Careers Standard by Prospects. This time, the two together to create a bespoke of mock interviews, dubbed ‘Interview Day’.
The event targeted Year 10 students and gave them a taste of the formal interview process, something which will no doubt be invaluable for the future. Students were given a wide list of job sectors in which to choose a possible interview from in advance. The Prospects team then created bespoke sets of questions for every single child who made a selection. The students then received a 1-2-1 interview with trained careers advisors. The interviews ended with feedback to every student on how they conducted themselves during the process. This proved to be a very popular event with the students who especially enjoyed the opportunity to come to school on the day in full business dress. This was something Redden Court and Prospects thought was essential, in order to create as much realism as possible.
Chloe Tame, a Year 10 student who went through the day said, ‘I loved the day. It was so good to be given the opportunity to have this mock interview. I really liked how the feedback was specific to me and I feel this will help me when the real one comes around. The key thing I will take away is how my body language communicates confidence. I also really liked the opportunity to wear business dress on the day. Everyone looked so smart.’
Redden Court School is a committed forward-thinking school who towards improving the life chances and opportunities of all the students. They the importance of preparing students for their future careers and this is another marker in that work which they do.
Kane Ward, Assistant Headteacher at Redden Court School, who led the event, said:
“We are thrilled with the event and this will become a regular fixture now in our calendar. At Redden Court School we the important role school plays in helping students develop their knowledge, skills and experience so they can go out into the world and achieve personal success. This event has really helped give our students an experience they will never forget. The whole event will be invaluable to them when it comes to their first serious interview.”
, Prospects Service Manager, who worked closely with Kane Ward the event, added “The students’ is a real testament to the schools ethos and values. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed the day and welcomed the hospitality received. We hope that the session today will serve as a key moment in preparing them for the future.”