Support the Development of your Future Workforce

Mock Interviews

Interview preparation and practice workshops equip young people in Years 10- 13 (age 15-17 years) with the skills and knowledge they need for future job interviews.

These popular sessions are delivered 1-1 with a student and helps them to understand:

  • good and bad interview techniques
  • great first impressions
  • good body language the skills and qualities employers look for
  • their own personal qualities and how to articulate these on CVs and application forms

These Mock Interviews give students the chance to put their new skills into practice with business professionals in a supportive and familiar environment. Business volunteers give students constructive feedback and discuss ways they can improve further.

47% of students said they had increased their confidence in having a mock interview by over 50%

93% of business volunteers said they felt they had made a significant

Top Tips for Delivery

  • it is important to put students at ease and to use prompts if they cannot answer any of the questions you ask them
  • if possible, find out from teachers about any upcoming job interviews the students may have and tailor the interview accordingly
  • it is also worth tailoring the level of interview difficulty depending on the year group of the student. Start with a light touch interview for years 7s and work towards a comprehensive application process including a more formal mock interview for years 12 and 13
  • many employers utilise their HR teams as well as industry specialists to undertake this type of activity

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks

Find out more about the Gatsby Benchmark

Get in touch

decorative stripes