13 June 2016

Norham High School joined forces with Churchill Community College and local employers to offer all Year 10 pupils a mock job interview.

Each pupil had their own individual interview where they discussed their skills, knowledge and aims, helping to hone their interview technique and prepare them for when they start their own job hunt.

Employers were asked to pick the interviewees most suited to their company, with the selected pupils awarded a prize for their efforts.

David Baldwin, executive headteacher of both schools, said: “Recent research confirms that pupils who have had regular and meaningful contact with employers throughout their time at school have higher aspirations.

“We were delighted to have the support of such a wide range of local employers and to have support from North Tyneside Learning Trust and the Connexions service to provide such a valuable experience for our pupils.”

More than 20 employers attended the event, including Sainsbury’s, Siemens, AIS, Capita and Accenture. The teenagers also received a talk from the council’s deputy chief executive, Paul Hanson.

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