This term both our Year 10's and KS5 have had their first Mock Interviews with a number of our sponsors.
This term was very exciting for Greater Peterborough UTC in terms of careers. Our Year 10, 12 & 13 students were given the opportunity to be interviewed by professionals. Although these were not real interviews for jobs, this was a great introduction to some our sponsors and supporters of the GPUTC and allowed our students to interface with professionals and get a feel for what it will be like to have an actual interview. In previous years, these interviews have led to work experience placements and interviews for real prospective jobs upon leaving the GPUTC. On this occasion, students were interviewed individually and were given the opportunity to gain feedback at the end. Despite students going into their interviews feeling very nervous and anxious about not performing well, every student walked out of their interviews expressing feelings of pride in themselves and were very happy the feedback received.
Our students made a fantastic first impression on our sponsors. Below is feedback obtained from our sponsors and supporters who conducted the interviews.
“Wonderful afternoon spent with the students at Greater Peterborough UTC. All the students I spoke to were so well prepared and communicated amazingly well considering they were sat across from a total stranger. I hope that through talking to us they have gained an insight into the big bad world beyond UTC walls and they can see that it isn’t really all that big or bad but rather that it is somewhere they are going to thrive in a few years’ time.” JBA Consulting
An extremely well organised event and students were excellent.” RHA
“I was genuinely impressed with the students I saw, who I felt were all a credit to the school”. Athene