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Supporting students with a smile

16 Jun 2021

It was the turn of year 10 students at English Martyrs Catholic school to have their mock interview and receive valuable feedback from local business volunteers from different sectors across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Staff at the school thanked volunteers for their friendly approach and for pitching the interviews at the right level to ensure all students felt at ease.

Thank you for helping the students feel at ease. Some went in feeling very nervous but they all left with a smile on their face and said how well they thought it had gone, how friendly the interviewers were, and how they now understand to some degree of what an interview is like.

Teacher, English Martyrs Catholic School

Volunteers told us how they were very impressed with how the students conducted themselves and what a credit to the school they were.

Students all appeared very well prepared and eager to engage with the interview. The group of students to whom I spoke were all very forth-coming and a joy to speak with.

A business volunteer at English Martyrs Catholic School interview technique event.

A total of 180 students were interviewed over two mornings which brings our total to just over 1800 students across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who have benefited from a remote mock interview with a person from the business world this year, despite disruptions due to Covid-19.

He was honest and gave good advice about the working world.

Student comment.

I think that the person was very kind and she gave me more confidence so now I know I can go onto the future and not be nervous in my real interview.

Student comment.

The Education team at Leicestershire Cares would sincerely like to thank all who were involved in the English Martyrs event and in all of our remote sessions in 2020-2021.

If you would like to get involved please see our website Interview Technique | Leicestershire Cares for upcoming events this year. New dates for 2020-2021 will be released in August when our partner schools have confirmed.