As part of our PSHE programme, and in support of continued student development, our Year 10 pupils have recently created their first CV’s, researched possible future job roles and created covering letters relating to the roles previously mentioned. In order to give this process some real meaning we hosted a Year 10 Interview Day on March 17th 2017.
We invited a number of business leaders from a variety of industries to attend LPA and interview our pupils for the roles in which they have shown an interest. Our main objective was to ensure that pupils understand the process of applying for not only future jobs, but also sixth form / college places. Whatever their future pathway, at some point it will involve an interview with someone they are unlikely to have met before. As I am sure you are aware, interview skills are an important part of the future challenges our pupils will face.
Friday finally arrived and I have great pleasure in confirming the morning was a resounding success.
Our pupils were a credit to the school and I am delighted to share some comments I received from a number of the interviewers over the weekend –
Thanks for inviting me to this event, you have a marvellous set of students who are keen to learn. When some are critical of the education system, I am thrilled that you are providing real opportunities for your students. Well done!
My pleasure what a great bunch of students they were all so professional, they should all be proud of themselves.
Thanks for including Neil Thakrar and I in what was a very worthwhile morning. Very mature students you have at LPA that I am sure will go a long way with their chosen futures.
Scott Loudon Recruitment Advisor at WHSmith
Had a great morning at Lydiard Park Academy supporting their Year 10 Apprenticeship interviews. Thanks to all the staff for their efforts, was great to see some familiar faces and a really rewarding morning which will hopefully help the students and continue for years to come!
Jessica Cook Talent Manager at Infinity Nation
Great morning at LPA, thank you to Mr Godley for co-ordinating. Great to see so many pupils making such an effort with their CV, cover letters, interview preparation and appearance. Hopefully our feedback will help them select the best route in to their chosen career.
Thanks to all that took part and for your focus and enthusiasm.
Mr M Godley