An “estimated results day” with interviews for Longridge High School pupils was hailed a huge success, with thanks now going out to the businesses, training providers and colleges who took part.
Pupils experienced both college and employer interviews before receiving constructive feedback on their performances to enable them to improve their future opportunities.
Norman Tenray from Longridge company Obas Ltd said he had been involved with the interviews for five years and had noticed “a major development in the pupils’ attitude and maturity.”
He said: “It was incredibly rewarding to be involved with the process as you could genuinely see how quickly pupils were taking on board suggestions and applying them.
“I am positive the mock interview day is a crucial event within the school curriculum that will benefit them for many years to come. The school is clearly proactive and doing a great job in training our future generation of business leaders, entrepreneurs and workforce.”
Mr Tenray said he would be proud to employ the pupils, who were “work ready, talented and eager to continue to acquire further education or embark on their careers,” adding
representatives from fellow businesses and colleges all agreed the pupils were confident, did well in the interviews and that the standard was incredibly high.
Sue Catlow from Leyland Trucks said the young people were “well prepared, smart, receptive and interested in the advice” and thanked the school for the opportunity to help prepare pupils for their next step in life.