Recently, 80 Harrogate Grammar School Sixth Form students participated in the tenth and highly prestigious ‘Big Interview Day’, with employees from IBM and senior professionals from other businesses in attendance.
Harrogate Grammar School prides itself on offering students support and guidance to enable individuals to achieve their potential. With this in mind, the aim of the day is to give students an insight into life after secondary education, they receive advice regarding their interview technique and then experience, first-hand, questions prospective employers and higher education establishments may ask.
This prepares students for the next phase in their life whether it be further education, apprenticeships or employment. After a general introduction to the day, students experienced individual interviews before receiving feedback from top professionals. Alicia Kernaghan, Esther Fenwick, Wisal Zerrad, Henry Key, Kim Beecroft, Jemima Reaney, Holly Harrison, Will Banks and Ned Thompson were awarded with prizes in recognition of their impressive performance.
Carmel Duffy, Global Client Director, said:
It’s lovely to get an opportunity to use our skills to help students prepare for the next phase of their life. We really enjoy meeting the students and we are always so impressed by the calibre of the students and how enthusiastic they are.
Harrogate Grammar School Head of Sixth Form, Neil Renton commented:
It is fantastic to see our students working with such leading professionals, developing their interview technique and gaining a wider insight into the business world.