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Students focus on careers

Recently, all the Year 11 students were off timetable and spent the day attending a variety of career workshops which were run by visiting speakers.  We welcomed visitors from Protocol Education, who ran workshops on CV building and writing personal statements, and Mike Parker, from  Archbishop Courtenay School who gave the students a practical and realistic view of the working world based on his many years of experience working in business. 
Juliet Parsons also ran a session on how to use UCAS Progress, the online application website.

A big part of the day was involved each and every student having a one to one mock interview with a real life employer based on a real life job. Each student had been invited to attend the day in ‘interview appropriate’ clothing and most were resplendent in smart suits, dresses and formal outfits. This was a follow up to a workshop that had taken place the week before preparing them for interviews which was run by the Department for Work and Pensions.

We were very proud of the way the students conducted themselves throughout the day and how they fully immersed themselves in all the activities. We had great feedback from all the visitors who were extremely impressed with how the students presented themselves. Hopefully, the students will have found the whole experience useful and will be able to draw on some of the skills learnt to help them with their future career destinations.