On Monday 13th January, as part of Ratton’s extensive Careers programme, 211 of our Year 11 students attended a mock job interview in the Learning Resource Centre. This event was organised entirely in-house by the Assistant Head of Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance and delivered by our many professional contacts from the local business community. Students each experienced an individual real-life interview and gained skills and techniques for when they go out and apply for the real thing! They were encouraged to prepare a CV and think about what their aspirations are when they leave school and college. Students found the experience useful, encouraging & informative. Our interviewers gave some really great feedback about our students including the following: ‘Your students too are an utter credit to you. Some of the young people I met today completely blew me away but, without exception, all of them were polite, friendly, well turned out and a pleasure to talk to.’ Well done to our Year 11 students and a huge thank you goes out to all of our interviewers who gave up their time to come into school and support our careers programme.