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Kingsbury
High School

Year 12 Students Attend City Workshop at EY London HQ

Students attended an employability workshop run by top City firm EY. EY managers and employees presented career options, interview tips and managing your own brand to help students consider not only what career to choose but how to get through an interview. 

Thank you to EY and to Aston University who organised the event. Only a limited number of schools got to take part and KHS Sixth Form took 25% of all the places as we have close links to Aston University and we asked for more than double the places. Those who attended all had excellent attendance to lessons and attitude to learning scores of either ‘Excellent’ or at least ‘Good’ because it is important students are on track to get the grades required to enter top careers and attendance and work ethic are key to achieving the grades. 

Samra Ali, who attended the trip, summarised some key tips:

 

Think about your strengths. Write down 5 strengths that you can show your interviewers. They could be what you use and do often. Performance, what you do well in. Energy, what makes you feel good.

Interviewers and employers only take 20 seconds to read your application or CV, so the first impression you give to them is important.

Within 30 seconds in seeing you, interviewers can make first impressions. So: be on time, be prepared and be engaged.

Create a lasting impression: show your personality, show that you’ve done you’re research by knowing about why you want this placement, think about your body language, listen, don’t rush and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Top tips:

  • Think about your presence online.
  • Now your stuff.
  • Remember to smile.