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Year 11 Business Students Visit Barclays HQ

On Monday 1 October a group of Year 11 BTEC Business students visited Barclays HQ in Leeds, where they were given 1:1 interview sessions by a team of Barclays managers.  The visit was arranged by Mr Davies, Head of Business Studies and ICT, joined by Mrs Hillman, the school Personnel Officer to support students with their interview technique and in gathering evidence for their qualification. 


"I really enjoyed the experience at Barclays. I think it will benefit me later on in life and it opened my eyes to what a working environment is like."  Jordan Hobson


The group are  completing a Unit entitled People in Organisation which covers aspects of recruitment and selection. Students had to apply (via letter, CV & application form) for an Agent Support job which was recently advertised on Barclays website. They were given the actual Job Description and Person Specification upon which they were to base their application. 

Barclays came into school the week prior to the visit with 5 staff to conduct a Pre-Interview Workshop. Students were then invited into Barclays HQ in Leeds on Monday for a tour, 1:1 interviews and lunch. The team from Barclays were back in school the same week to finish off with Post-Interview Feedback session and Evaluation. Each individual student will recieve feedback from the Barclays member of staff who interviewed them.

 

Students were put through their paces in 1:1 sessions 


"I learnt alot from the experience and it will help me with future interviews. The bit I enjoyed the most was the tour around the Offices."  Georgia Mullaney


Mr Davies said: "This was a wonderful opportunity for Yr 11 students to practice their interview skills in a realistic situation and unfamiliar surroundings. Raymond Drake and his team at Barclays provided excellent support and feedback that gave students strong evidence to supplement their BTEC Business coursework. The experience will no doubt improve student's confidence in any future interviews".

Mr Davies & Mrs Hillman