Interview techniques mastered at the Gateway Academy...

Year 10 students at the Gateway Academy recently mastered their interview skills, assisted by industry professionals from across the borough. They each had a 25-minute interview which gave them a true experience of the real thing, something that they will need when applying for their work experience placements in June. Gateway is one of the few secondary schools in the borough that give their Year 10 students the opportunity to take part in work experience for two weeks (25 June to 6 July 2018), and is a valued part of the curriculum.

With even more students being identified as ‘outstanding’ than previous years, the interviewers fed back to the school with various comments such as; “They are an asset to the Gateway Academy”, “You can be proud and pleased with their efforts and presentation” and “I was impressed by the politeness and confidence of the students”. Students were also very vocal about their experience, commenting “I feel much more confident now!” and “It was just like a real interview!”

Mr Richard Heighway, Vice Principal at the Gateway Academy, said “We would like to thank everyone who gave their time to make the Mock Interview day such a great success. Seeing how smart and confident they were just emphasizes the importance of this experience. This will give them the boost they need when they attend their Work Experience interviews, ahead of their placements on 25 June. If there are any businesses that could offer a placement to an eager Year 10 student, please get in touch with the school. All placements are very much appreciated!”

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