Five Business Administration and Secretarial students recently took part in an employer engagement opportunity with Denplan.
Denplan held an interview skills course for 12 of their own employees, and invited students from Eastleigh College to attend and gain experience through mock interviews.
All five students were interviewed for the role of 'Customer Service Advisor', and were required to research the role and the company in order to prepare for the interview. The Business Administration students needed to be able to answer questions on the requirments of the role, which include:
Preparing for the interview also involved thinking about responses to scenarios and devising questions for the end of their interview. The students were all interviewed five different times, and responded very well to giving and receving constructive feedback.
The workshop is incredibly helpful to the students because it enables them to grow in confidence in an interview scenario and know what to expect when interviewing for a job. The day was very successful, and Eastleigh College have already scheduled more events like this in partnership with Denplan next year, incuding a new CV workshop!
The students; Carlie-Lee, Charlotte, Anga, James and Joshua, were all issued with 'You're hired' certificates at the end of the event.
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
Young chefs and hospitality students from Eastleigh College were joined by other competitors from training providers across the south to take part in the southern regional heat of an established national competition. The Major Series 2020, which is organised by Major International in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, saw 50 competitors take over Eastleigh College's three professional kitchens and East Avenue restaurant and work their culinary majic across ten different classes from 'afternoon tea' to 'street food'.