October 16, 2014 9.11 am This story is over 109 months old

Lincoln school prepares students for work with mock interviews

Preparing: A-Level students at North Kesteven School practiced their job interview techniques at a special mock interview day.

North Kesteven School in southern Lincoln prepared a ‘mock interview day’ for their year 13 students.

The day allowed students to take part in fake job interviews, to help prepare them for the working world after school.

The school invited representatives from a range of local businesses, such as Lincolnshire Police, Siemens, Lindum, Community Lincs and Bishop Grosseteste University.

They were able to conduct mock interviews with the 17 and 18-year-olds to help them prepare for any forthcoming interviews.

After finishing his mock interview, Sam Woods, Deputy Head Boy, said: “This was my first formal interview and I found it to be a very rewarding experience which has definitely improved my confidence.

“I was given a lot of helpful advice, for example, to maintain eye contact and project positive body language.

“I hope to study Economics at University, so speaking with people who come from some of the largest UK businesses was an invaluable experience for me”.

Miss Gemma Betts, Careers and Work Related Co-ordinator at North Kesteven added: “We are really proud of our links with local businesses and it’s great that our students can benefit from all of their expertise.”