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Interview Technique

What to expect at an Interview Technique session

Leicestershire Cares runs a highly successful programme of interview technique events for students in years 10 -13 in secondary schools and colleges across the city and county. Business volunteers deliver mock interviews with students in order to develop their confidence and the key skills needed to succeed at future interviews.

Our Interview Technique sessions involve giving 8 – 10 students a mock interview over one morning. Usually, this involves a 15-minute interview and verbal feedback followed by 5 minutes of written feedback. The sessions usually take place in a school hall with a group of 12-18 volunteers from different businesses. However, the interviews are conducted on a one to one basis, so volunteers are sat apart at their own tables. Our schools provide everything that is needed on the day, and we provide an interview question sheet and feedback form. A member of the Leicestershire Cares team will give a full briefing before the event starts on what the day will look like. Volunteers do not need to do any preparation in advance or bring anything with them.

We are currently recruiting for business volunteers for the following events which will all take place face to face in schools.

If you would like to volunteer please email

23-24 Events

Brookvale Learning campus , Groby , LE6 0FP

  • Wednesday 13th December 8:50 - 1pm*
  • Thursday 14th December 8:50 - 1pm*

Beaumont Leys School , Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE4 0FL

  • Tuesday 16th January 8:50 am - 1 pm*

City Of Leicester College , Evington, Leicester, LE5 6LN

  • Tuesday 13th February 8:50 - 1pm*
  • Wednesday 14th February 8:50 - 1pm*

Rushey Mead Academy , Leicester, LE4 7AN

  • Wednesday 28th February 8:50 am - 1 pm*

Willowbank Hospital School, Leicester, LE2 9AH

  • Thursday 7th March 9- 12 noon

Limehurst Academy , Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 1NH

  • Friday 15th March 8:50 am -1pm*

English Martyrs , Anstey Ln, Leicester LE4 0FJ

  • Wednesday 5th June 8:50 - 1pm*

Beauchamp College , Ridge Way, Oadby, LE2 5TP

  • Tuesday 18th June 8:50 - 1pm*
  • Thursday 20th June 8:50 - 1pm*

St Paul's Catholic School, Spencefield Dr, Evington, Leicester LE5

  • Tuesday 2nd July 8:50 - 1pm*

*exact times will be confirmed closer to the date but will not exceed given times

Take a look at our other volunteering activities in schools and our other projects

If you would like more information or to volunteer for a session, please contact

A huge thank you to each and every volunteer who gave up their valuable time on Friday morning and were responsible for making the event run so smoothly. Students have explained that they were made to feel comfortable in their interviews and have reported feeling much more confident in their interview and career aspirations as a result

Limehurst Academy