On Friday 7th October all S6 pupils took part in a Mock Interview, which followed on from the UCAS/Developing the Young Workforce day on 4th October. Pupils prepared application forms during PSHE and these were sent to interviewers prior to Friday, allowing them time to read the applications and formulate suitable questions.
The nine interviewers came from a variety of career backgrounds including IT, Publishing, Police, Accountancy, Electronics, Education and Science. The feedback from the interviewers was outstanding- in particular, they praised the preparation and confidence of our young people and all left our school with an extremely positive opinion of our S6 pupils: in the words of one interviewer the experience was “Life affirming.”
The pupils themselves found the experience very worthwhile and rewarding- a very practical example of how DYW is being successfully implemented in Our Lady’s High School.
Our thanks to all of our interviewers for their time and hard work.
Mrs Zambonini held an assembly for all 6th year pupils to explain the procedures for this year’s mock interviews.
To make the process as realistic as possible, each pupil has to collect and complete an application form which will be used as the basis for their interview with an adult volunteer from around the wider OLHS community.
This is an excellent opportunity for pupils to experience the tension of the interview process, gain useful feedback on their performance, and learn how to promote themselves and their talents more successfully in the future.
6th year pupils were lightly grilled today as they faced their Mock interviews.
To take part, pupils were given a deadline to apply and filled in forms, downloadable from the school website, which quizzed them about their qualifications, skills, experience and aspirations.
Many thanks to Shona Stirling from the Church of Scotland, Ross Macfadyen, National Councillor for the National Autistic Society Scotland, Laurence Mercy from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue and and Dougie Semple from Strathclyde Police for kindly volunteering their interviewing skills, and thanks to Mrs Zambonini for her organisational talents.
Any 6th year interested in a mock interview should fill in an application form and deliver it to Mrs Zambonini by Monday 21st September.
Copies of the application form are available here on the school website along with useful guidance about the interview itself. Please note that the form cannot be filled in online, but must be downloaded and printed.
Interviews wil take place on October 8th.
6th year pupils had the opportunity to take part in a mock interview this week.
Application forms asked about qualifications, work experience, personal interests and aspirations, which provided pupils with the chance of seeing how their current experiences could be useful for future career moves.
Many thanks to Mr Gerry Zambonini and Mr Ross Macfadyen for assisting with the interviews.
6th year pupils recently took advantage of mock interviews organised by Mrs Lyn Zambonini. Pupils apply via an application form, as they would for any interview, and dress accordingly.
The interviewers are generally not known to pupils to continue the mystique, but ensure decent feedback is provided regarding behaviour, application form, appearance and answers!