As part of a stable careers programme, year 12 students at Longfield Academy took part in mock interviews this week. Following on from C.V workshops earlier in the year, the entire cohort was given the opportunity to submit an application and C.V for either a University  place, job or apprenticeship. The sectors and roles included:

  • University
  • Nursing apprenticeship
  • Accountancy
  • Hospitality apprenticeship
  • HR role
  • Administration apprenticeship
  • Engineering Degree apprenticeship
  • Arts apprenticeship
  • Sports coaching
  • I.T Degree apprenticeship

An enthusiastic group of volunteer business professionals acted as interviewers for our students and certainly put them through their paces!

We are extremely grateful for this support as the outside expertise and knowledge of our guests adds not only gravitas but an added dimension of reality for our students. In one case, we were fortunate to have an interviewer from the business who provided the mock role. Our valued experts came from Telcare Ltd, High Profile, Greenwich University, Spicemasher Process Management, A4G Accountants, Shorthouse Hospitality, MOAT Housing and HR and are all experienced interviewers.

Students commented on how valuable they had found the experience

Delegate comment included:

“It was a pleasure to support the team at Longfield Academy, with regards to helping in the facilitation of mock interviews with students.  It’s great to see so much passion and commitment from youngsters who are our next generation no matter what profession they chose. Also having the ability to come away with having learnt something myself was an added bonus, and one that will stay with me for a long time to come” – Neil Shorthouse, Shorthouse Hospitality International

“It was really interesting to get a view of the world from the minds of the next generation to enter the workforce.” Bjorn Haynes, Spicemasher Process Management

Thank you to our students for stepping up to the mark and to our guests for their invaluable time and expertise.