Mock Interviews Collective
30th June 2023
Go Green have been working in partnership with Doncaster Chamber for 8 years. The chamber support local businesses in Doncaster, with various services, alongside linking businesses to educational settings to give early-career support. Since the launch of our GROWW Framework in 2021, Go Green have been regularly taking part in Mock Interview sessions as set up by the Chamber, in local schools around the borough, to support our WasteSchool pillar which focuses on upskilling both our own team and people within our community.
The Mock Interview sessions support students to understand how to present themselves to achieve a successful entry into the workplace whilst offering a safe space for students to ask questions, run through scenarios and get a feel for what post education interviews may be like. Through engagement with employers, and the task at hand, the sessions hope to build the confidence of the students and improve self-esteem in relation to the interview process.
Sessions cover a range of topics, such as:
- How to prepare for an interview
- What kind of career paths that interest them
- How to write a cv
- Interview style questions that focus on identifying their strength and weaknesses
- What employers look for during an interview
- Feedback sessions with students to support their development.
Since launching the GROWW Framework, Go Green have delivered 91 hours of mock interviews across 9 schools within the Doncaster area.
Our most recent visit was to Hungerhill Secondary School in Edenthorpe, where our Social Value Coordinator engaged with students from Year 10. With around 240 students participating, the sessions took place across the day with several other local business reps also taking part.
Alongside benefiting the students, the sessions highlight the skills sets we are looking for as an employer, and bring awareness to the next generation about our different sectors available to them and the variation of roles throughout.