31 Local employers & 160 Year 10 students took part in TGAW first Virtual Mock Interviews this week. Mock Interviews help our students gain confidence and give them a taste of the “real world” and usually take part in person, however this year interviews were conducted virtually due to COVID. Students prepared themselves over the past few weeks within their STEPS lessons by logging on to the Academy’s career platform UNIFROG and taking part in Personality and Interest Quizzes which have allowed them to explore a vast online careers library and got them thinking about different careers in a fun and engaging way. Students then went on to complete their CV’s and brand themselves, allowing them to sell themselves to prospective employers.
Students were very nervous on their interview days, along with the teachers as they were relying on the land of virtual technology! It all turned out amazingly in the end, students were a credit to the Academy with the following feedback:
All of your pupils were lovely this morning. They were a credit to Tudor Grange. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them.Congratulationsto you for pulling this off in lockdown with both parties taking part virtually. All my interviews went very smoothly, and they all attended.Sandra Howells Careers and Enterprise Co-ordinator – Worcestershire County Council
Just wanted to say that I had 5 delightful students this morning – thank you so much for letting me be a part of it and I am looking forward to Friday already. They were clearly well prepped by their teachers and were a credit to the school.Margaret Clark – Schools Engagement & Work Experience Lead, Human Resources – Severn Trent
It was lovely to hear our students talk about their hard work, resilience, and leadership qualities as well as their external activities. Listening to students talk about their passions and how they teach themselves new skills along with their own coping mechanisms for COVID has been so great and reminded us what lovely students we have.Debbie Band – Achievement Team Manager -Tudor Grange Academy, Worcester