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BIG interview day was a BIG success


Date published: Thu 29 Sep 2016   Author: T.Lord   Category: Academic   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


On September 23rd the sixth form welcomed over 50 IBM and Qlik employees who kindly gave up their day to interview all sixth form students.

Interviews lasted 40 minutes with feedback given to all students regarding their personal statements or covering letters. The overall feedback from both employees and students was overwhelmingly positive with many employees volunteering to come back and speak to students on a variety of topics.  The BIG interview day has been running for over 5 years at The Bulmershe Sixth and has grown every year.

Here is the feedback I received afterwards:

Ryan Briggs, Qlik Solution Architect said:

“Everyone at Qlik (and those at IBM I spoke to) said how incredible it was to hear the stories and ambitions of those students. It’s so refreshing to see first-hand that spark of excellence and know that the advice we give today will resonate long after they leave Education”.

Pete Marsh, IBM Client Technical Leader said:

“It's always great to see the next generation move forward in such a positive way, and know that in a small way we might have helped them achieve their aims. Talking to the team afterwards the comments were all positive. The students and staff are a credit to you and the school”.

Thank you to all the professionals who participated - the experience for students in the sixth form was invaluable. 

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