Computing students at Harrow College were interviewed by leading representatives from the world of IT this week (13 March 2018) as part of a special mock interview careers event.
Employers from over twenty organisations including BT, Sky, TSB, Capgemini and more conducted fictional employment interviews, just as they would in a real life situation to help students receive a better understanding of a formal work related interview process. Many of the students will face interviews from IT employers in the future and career preparation like this is designed to give the young learners a head start on their career journeys.
The students faced a number of questions during their 30 minute interview including:
- What are some of the skills you have developed recently that would be useful for employment?
- What motivates you?
- Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?
Students were assessed on their responses as well as other important competencies including their dress code, time keeping and body language. The employers were constructive with their feedback to ensure students took away key learning experiences including what they could improve for future interviews and how their overall CV’s could be developed.
Speaking after the event, Lauren Owen from TSB said:
“Students showed a lot of interest and should shout more about their achievements. It’s clear that the students already have some great experiences which they do not highlight enough – we were able to feed back about this. The students today were very confident and were able to articulate themselves very well – a credit to the college”
Josh Berle from Government Sales added “This morning has been very inspiring. I have met some very dedicated and focussed young people who are about to embark on their life journeys. By taking part today, they are showing the right attitude to want to succeed in life – I leave today feeling very optimisitc”.
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