Teaching Jobs Recruitment Agency organises practice interview day for Nottingham school pupils

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Nottingham school invites in education recruitment agency, Aspire People, for practice interview day.

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Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy, based in Arnold, invited Aspire People’s recruitment consultant Adam Cox in for a day of mock interviews with Year 10 students.

A Nottingham school is making use of its connections by tapping up The Lace Market-based education recruitment consultancy, Aspire People, to help equip students with skills needed to enter the world of work.

Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy, based in Arnold, invited Aspire People’s recruitment consultant Adam Cox in for a day of mock interviews with Year 10 students.

Cox, who recruits supply teachers and other temporary staff for the school, organised formal interviews with 24 students from the year group. The day was designed to give pupils an insight into what they can expect from their first professional job interview.

After replicating the interview process in 15-minute slots with individual students, Cox gave the 14 and 15-year-olds pointers on everything from dress code to writing job-specific cover letters.

Helen Akers, pastoral curriculum leader for key stage four, said: “Whilst we do everything we can to ensure our students achieve academically, there is only so much we can do to practically to prepare them for the workplace."

“Some will leave school next year and head straight into full time employment, but first they have to succeed in the interview stage - something that can be incredibly daunting for teenagers leaving education. We asked Adam to work with the school as, through his job in recruitment, he has a wealth of experience conducting interviews and can give students an insight that only those working in a business can provide.”

Adam, who has previously carried out interview days with local schools Top Valley Academy and The Meden School, said: “The interview exercises I carried out at Christ the King Voluntary Academy are designed to give students a taste of what is to come as they transition from education to professional work."

“There is such fierce competition in the job market these days and being able to deliver a strong performance during interviews and carry themselves in a manner that employers would expect is vital in getting that all-important first step on the career ladder. Hopefully, students will benefit from the advice I’ve given and have taken away hints and tips that will prove invaluable when the big day comes around.”

Aspire People, founded in 2004, helps local education professionals find teaching jobs and other jobs in schools across the West and East Midlands.

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