Going for an interview can be pretty daunting – especially when you’re just 16 and looking for your first place at college or employment.

Just what do you put on your CV? Will they be interested in this or that? What should I wear? Should I speak first? All things come with experience and at Ysgol Rhiwabon they’ve started giving the opportunity to get that experience early. Ready for the world of college or work.

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They’ve recently worked with Careers Wales to bring employers to the school to undertake mock interviews and nearly 20 employers took up the challenge and put the young people to the test. They ranged from the Army and Wockhardt to Kronospan and BT.

The year 11 pupils certainly rose to the challenge and impressed everyone present with their CVs, answers to questions and of course appearance which the headteacher particularly picked up on:

Mrs Ferron-Evans said: “The feedback received from all employers present was wonderful and I am so proud of the students in how they looked and conducted themselves.”

Careers Wales work with schools across Wrexham and we hope to bring you more news of what they’re up to with our pupils whilst getting them ready for when they leave school at 16.

Lesley Lloyd, Business Engagement Adviser who arranged for this event said: “The pupils did remarkably well and we had excellent feedback from employers who were all very impressed with the way the students presented themselves. They should all be very proud of themselves and I hope it gives them the confidence they need during the coming months as they begin to apply for further education or employment.”

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