The project is organised annually by the Rotary Club of Peterborough, working with professionals from around the city, to give the year 11 pupils the opportunity to practice their skills and receive useful feedback.
Six of the team from ACR put 15 and 16 year olds from Kings School through their paces, examining their CVs, discussing their chosen career path and then providing instant feedback.
“We were delighted to be involved in this event,” said Anne Corder. “It was the ideal opportunity for students to practice their interview skills and then receive constructive feedback on every aspect from the layout of their CV to their enthusiasm.”
The interviews took place away from school to emulate the formality of a genuine job interview.
“The standards were very high,” said Anne. “We met some very proficient students with incredibly diverse career ambitions from doctor to figure skater, vet to tattooist!”
Rotary Club of Peterborough, foundation officer, Maureen McKenna said: “Interviews can be incredibly nerve-wracking and the first is the worst. This scheme gives the students the perfect opportunity to get that first one out of the way and receive feedback they can put into practice when applying for jobs or university.
“It is only because of the commitment from professionals like the ACR team that we are able to
run this scheme so we, and the students involved, are very grateful for their time.”