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Employers test Sybil Andrew Academy students' interview skills




A Bury St Edmunds school held a mock interview day on Tuesday to give students the chance to try out and practise their skills.

Representatives from West Suffolk Council, West Suffolk College, including the apprenticeships and National Citizen Service teams, Treatt, Sealey, ICanBeA.org.uk and the Bury Free Press interviewed students from Sybil Andrews Academy in Rougham Tower Avenue.

The businesses provided the students feedback after the interviews for them to take away and use in a real-life interview situation.

Reporter Laura Nolan with employers at the mock interview day at the Sybil Andrews Academy. Picture by Andy Abbott.
Reporter Laura Nolan with employers at the mock interview day at the Sybil Andrews Academy. Picture by Andy Abbott.

Karen Cannard, librarian and careers co-ordinator at the school, and who organised the event, said: “It’s been great. We have had big responses from our volunteer interviewers and also from our students. Naturally the students were quite nervous from the start.

“They have been able to talk about their skills and what they want to do in the future. It is great to see the confidence that they have after the interview.”

This is the third year the school has run the event, and it is hoping to get even more employers involved next year.

“Next year seeing we will have more students we want it to be even bigger,” said Mrs Cannard.

“We are delighted with the response from companies and organisations that have supported us.”


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