This free, one day project, will improve student’s interview skills and help them get work ready through one-to-one sessions with Goldman Sachs employees.
The project takes place in your school and is completely free, it is open to all secondary schools in and around London. The team will run mock interviews with your students then feedback on the interview and offer careers advice.
There are only a limited number of places which will be filled on a first-come first-served basis, (we also need to ensure a geographical spread).
The Goldman Sachs employees will be volunteering to help your students, The Film and Video Workshop has 20 years experience working with young people in schools and will facilitate and manage the project. The team will work in a large open area and the students will be interviewed individually by one or two GS employees.
The students will be interviewed for a position of their choice, that is, they should prepare for an interview for a job or training place they think they are likely to get in the future. The feedback session that follows will unpick the student’s responses and interview technique and together the GS staff and student will work on improving the student’s skills.
The GS staff will also talk about their routes to employment, offer employment skills advice and other key tips for getting and keeping a job.
We are hoping to have 20 GS staff visit your school and work in pairs. Over the day they will see 4 to 5 students working with each one for around an hour. Each session will start with a formal interview where the student plays the roll of a candidate seeking a position in the school. After this a more informal session will start where the GS staff will give positive feedback and offer areas and techniques for improvement.
- The project can take place anytime between 3rd June and 19th July
- Each project will last one day, allowing the team to work for around 4 hours or so
- The school should offer a few specific dates
- The school should provide a hall or large open space
- The school should be able to provide at least 60 students in groups of 10 and one supervising staff
- The students can be of any age, although priority will be given to older children
- The school should provide lunch and refreshments for the GS volunteers
As none of the GS employees will have a DBS, the interviews need to take place in one large space so we can monitor the activity. Any notes taken will be destroyed and contact details will not be sought or offered. Our staff have DBS clearance and will ensure, through the training given before, the guidance information and monitoring, that child protection risks are minimised.
All the contributing staff at Goldman Sachs are volunteers and they choose which school they want to work with. This may mean that even though your school has been accepted into the programme, your project may not receive enough volunteers. You will be kept up to date with the progress of staff signing up to your project in good time for you to make alternative plans and we will try to ensure all projects go ahead.