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Mock Interview Experience Day


On 12 May we held a mock interview day. It was a great success and pupils from Years 10 and 12 were formally interviewed by outside company representatives, as if for a real job role.  Before the interview pupils had completed a CV and a covering letter to show to their potential employer.

Each interview lasted for 20 minutes and although some pupils were nervous they all looked very smart and presented themselves really well.  Pupils were given some feedback on their interview technique and on refection felt that this was a really good opportunity to experience a job interview before they have to go through one themselves. 

Interviewers from thirteen companies very kindly gave up their time to come into our school to conduct the interviews. We would like to say a big thank you to all the employers and their companies for their professional expertise and positive advice given to our pupils. On behalf of the Malling School we would like to thank:

Chris Mayne- Open Reach Programme Manager, Elaine Greenwood, ex HR Manager, The Malling School, Carole Mayne, Sales Manager- Strakers Office Team, Katy Frankham ex HR Manager- Newmar Fruits, Jessy Varghese HR Manager-Tudor Park Hotel, ex HR Director, Sally Andrews, Pooja Kaushik HR and Admin – Tudor Park Hotel. Gayle Epps - Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Ian Hardie, Company Secretary – East Malling Research, Mary McKinlay, Managing Director- McKinlay Projects Ltd, Emma Axell – South East Water, Chanel Manager, Recruitment, Jessica Axell – HR advisor/customer services. Lea Walters- Stone Hairdressing and Kate James, Apprenticeship co-ordinator – KCC. 

And some comments from the interviewers:

"A really enjoyable morning. It was fabulous to offer support and hopefully share our experience with your pupils."

"Count me in for next time!"

"They’re all stars but you do have some very bright ones amongst them."

"I am going to share the initiative and experience with my colleagues, some of whom are governors at other schools with a recommendation that they will benefit too."