Pupils at Forest School brush up on their interview skillsBy Jon Nurse
January 25, 2013
Students job prospects were improved at a Mock Interview Day at the Forest School last month.
Dozens of employers set up interview stations where 170 teenagers gained vital experience towards success in the job market.
Research has shown that more than a quarter of students who have no contact with employers at school go on to become NEETS (not in education, employment or training) as young adults, while just over four per cent of pupils who do suffer the same fate.
Education Business Partnership West Berkshire helped organise the day and recruited the businesses.
Project officer Melanie Rosier-Watt said: “This was an excellent opportunity for local employers to help and support our potential employees of the future.
“Although nervous initially, all the students came away from the day positively valuing the feedback they have received.”
Year 11 pupil Jake Kumar added: “It showed me how to handle questions and give confident responses.
“The practice made it easier to answer difficult questions.”