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Mock Interviews at Castleford Campus

Over 600 Wakefield College students were put through their paces during mock interviews this week.


In an event run by the College’s Work Placement Team, in collaboration with the Ahead Partnership, saw students from 10 different curriculum areas take part in real life interviews with employers from large companies and SMEs from across the region.


Over 30 organisations provided delegates to conduct the interviews throughout the two days, held at Lightwaves on Tuesday 6th March and our Castleford Campus library on 7th March 2018. The mock interviews equip students with the confidence and knowledge for when they are ready for the world of work and work placements.


James Pennington Acting Head of Student Experience and Engagement said, “we are indebted to the support of the Ahead Partnership and the employers who gave their time so generously to interview our learners and provide a real life interview experience. This is invaluable experience and it was fabulous to see our students really embrace the opportunity and promote themselves positively to prospective employers. It will no doubt support their progress to the next level – whether that be university, an apprenticeship or full-time employment.”


The College offers its students a range of opportunities aimed at developing transferable and employability skills including tutorials, work experience placements and employer engagement activities.


Tony Jackson, Work Placement Coordinator said, “I would like to thank the many employers who took part in the 2 day event across Wakefield City Campus and Castleford Campus. Your enthusiasm and commitment to supporting young people’s work readiness and skills development is a credit to your companies. I would also like to thank the Ahead Partnership for helping us organise another fantastic event interviewing over 600 students.”




CONTACT: For more information email, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 8 March, 2018

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