Chance to take part in 'Apprentice' style mock interviews at Scunthorpe Job Centre
Youngsters will get a chance to take part in ‘Apprentice’ style mock interviews at the Job Centre.
Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin and Martin Axon, the HR Director of Clugston Construction, will be holding mock interviews with a group of young people aged between 18-24 to help them get into work.
This will take place on Tuesday, October 9 at the Scunthorpe Job Centre.
These job seekers will be ones who are keen to gain employment but who would benefit from some coaching and feedback from experienced employers and business people. Interviewees will be expected to attend dressed as they would for an interview and present an up to date CV.
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They will receive feedback on all aspects of the interview from first impressions, through to depth of answers, quality of CV and preparation in general.
Kim Wiles, Jobcentre Plus Operations Manager, whose organisation is identifying suitable young people and will be hosting the interviews at Scunthorpe Jobcentre said: “This is a terrific example of a local MP and experienced businessman helping some job seekers to improve their prospects in the labour market.
“Our advisers work with young people and give advice and guidance on interview technique, the amount of support that we give to young job seekers has increased under the Government’s Youth Contract – but any extra help is very gratefully received.
“It will be invaluable for these job seekers to get some tips and advice from Nic and Martin – it might just make the difference between getting the job they want or not.”
Nic Dakin said: “I am delighted to be involved in this initiative; Youth Unemployment is a top priority for the Government and also for me as a local MP.
“I meet lots of young people who are really keen to find a job and if myself and other employers can do something that might help them, then we are very happy to help.
“I will be keeping in touch with the Jobcentre to track how the young people get on following these mock interviews – if it deemed to be a success we can always look to repeat the exercise.”