Key Facts

Mock interviews are often tied into CV-building workshops and other interview preparation exercises.

Top Tips for Delivery

It is important to put students at ease and to use prompts if they cannot answer questions.
If possible, find out from teachers about any upcoming job interviews the students may have and tailor the interview accordingly.

Case Study

"I went to an interview...and I got the job!"

"The job interview skills were the most useful. I’ve never done something like that before. It makes you push yourself."

"Since taking part I have landed myself a job due to the help"

LifeSkills is helping young people gain confidence in interviews and participants are using the skills they have learned to successfully apply for jobs. More than half of those surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that taking part in LifeSkills helped them get a job, whilst over 70% felt that the programme had helped them to be more confident during an interview.

For more information see: Barclays Life Skills

STEMNET’s involvement really does help, especially with raising achievement levels and increasing motivation.
Matthew Evans, Horndean Technology College

STEMNET (the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network) creates opportunities to inspire young people in STEM. Their network of STEM Ambassadors get involved in a range of activities, including giving careers talks, supporting projects in after-school STEM Clubs and helping students with mock job interviews.

For more information see: STEMNET

Funded providers

Careers & Enterprise Fund 2016 grant recipients
Mentoring Fund grant recipients