In order to further our careers offer in the academy, we invited all Year 10 students to try and get hired by applying their employability skills developed in Life lessons during a mock interview. Over 20 volunteers from local businesses spent a full day at Kirk Balk Academy supporting our students to gain first hand experience what its like to be interviewed for a job.
There was some excellent feedback from employers, with 35 students receiving ‘Star Interview’ and an amazing 71 students would have been invited for a second interview if it was a real situation.
Comments from employers included, “great young people – they all should be proud of themselves” and “some good students that give the school a great impression”.
Students also commented that, “it gave me a better idea of what a real interview was like”, “I have learnt what employers look for and will try and improve my skills” and “the interviewer gave me some pointers to help my future career”.
A huge well done to all of our Year 10 students who performed exceptionally and as always, represented the academy superbly well.