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Can you help provide Mock Interview opportunities or Careers Advice to SGS pupils?

Can you help in providing opportunities of mock interviews for pupils making applications to the most competitive universities in coming months, or give advice at our Careers Afternoon on 18 November?
14 Oct 2022
Alumni News

Mock Interview requirements:

As the early application deadline for university applications for Oxbridge, Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry, we continue to work with all of the pupils in the Upper Sixth form in encouraging them to be moving forward with their plans for life beyond SGS.

With this in mind, please do contact Mr Stone, Mrs Britton or Miss Stevenson here at school if you can help us in providing opportunities for mock interviews for the pupils making applications to these most competitive of universities in the coming months.

Interviews can take place online or in person.

To help with mock interviews please contact Mr Stone at stonedj@stockportgrammar.co.uk, Mrs Britton at brittonk@stockportgrammar.com or Miss Stevenson at stevensonc@stockportgrammar.co.uk.

Third Year Careers Afternoon - 1.30pm-4.00pm, Friday 18th November 2022:

Our 3rd Year pupils will be making decisions about their GCSE options in February and we provide them with an afternoon where they can listen to a range of past pupils, parents and friends talking about their careers and experiences.

The Day runs from 1.30pm-4.00pm. The idea is to give the 3rd Years their first insight into the world of work. There will be 4 x 30 minute sessions during the afternoon but you will have nearer to 22-25 minutes by the time the groups have moved around.

We have 10-12 different rooms focusing on a variety of careers but we try to put people with linked or similar jobs together. So you might be in a room with one or two other people with each of you talking in turn and answering questions from pupils. There will be a member of staff with you at all times.

You will need to talk/present for about 15/20 minutes (depending on how many of you there are) each time and you will repeat your talk 4 times to different groups. There will be about 15-18 pupils each time and hopefully there will be enough time for a Questions and Answer session.

The room you will be in will have a computer and overhead projector so you may want to bring a presentation but feel free to just talk.

You will be talking to 13 and 14 year olds who will not know very much about your area of work/study. I would like you to give them information about:

  • Qualifications - GCSEs, A levels/BTech, Degree/Further qualifications.
  • Career path - What jobs you have done previously including part time/student jobs.
  • Current job – What you actually do, a typical day, do you work as part of a team/on your own, are you based in an office/home, do you travel as part of your work, how many hours a week do you work, how much holiday do you get, other perks, do you still have to do training, what your career aspirations are.
  • Salary range for your job (Not your salary)
  • Who your company is and what they do.
  • Related careers that you may know about.
  • Highlights of the job
  • Downside of the job
  • What would your dream job be?

Our aim is that the pupils can find out as much as possible about a wide range of careers during the day.

The sessions will start at 1.50 and finish at 3.50, if you could arrive by 1.20 that gives us time to get set up. You are welcome to come earlier for lunch and a tour of school if it’s a while since you last visited. If you would like lunch please let me know in advance.

I hope this helps, however, if you need any more information just let us know.

To help with our Careers Afternoon on 18th November please contact Mrs Shawcross shawcrossr@stockportgrammar.co.uk or Mrs Tadman at tadmanh@stockportgrammar.co.uk.

Thank you

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