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.
Eastleigh College is still open during office hours although our main reception and entrance on Chestnut Avenue is closed until 7 September. This is part of our commitment to ensure strict social distancing measures remain in place in all areas. Looking forward to welcoming new learners during Enrolment Week ready for the start of the new term!
In a bid to support the Solent and South Hampshire’s economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Eastleigh College has launched an ambitious and collaborative pledge which aims to benefit individuals, employers and communities across the region. The pledge has been developed with support from a numbers of stakeholders including business groups, employers, councils, schools and University of Portsmouth.