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Preparing for Work Experience - Practice Makes a difference

Chalfont’s students have again been taking full advantage of the skills and wisdom of the local Rotary Club during the run up to interviews for work experience.

On two occasions in recent weeks seasoned professionals from the world of banking, finance and industry have helped engineering students in Year 10 prepare for their work experience interviews.  Following a very humorous portrayal of how not to conduct yourself at interview, the students were then given insights into the real world of finding a job and preparing for the interview.

In the following week the students had a practice interview organised again by members of Rotary, allowing them to demonstrate some of their new found skill. Many of the young people will be competing against others for top places at local engineering companies.

‘Work experience is pivotal to the overall understanding of what engineering is all about. It allows the students to make sense of their studies in the workshop and prepares them for a real world environment’

Mr Giles, Head of Faculty – Technology, Engineering, ICT