Singers, lawyers, journalists – 11 and 12 year olds apply for their dream jobs at interview challenge

By Grace 11, Jill Dando News

Singers, lawyers, journalists and more – 11 and 12 year olds have been applying for their dream jobs at interview challenge

The Year 7 students at The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset were taking part in the annual interview challenge. 

The challenge, brought in by The Priory Learning Trust, encourages students to consider what they aspire to be when they are older and the path they will need to take to achieve this.

There were applicants from students wanting to be in all sorts of professions including singers, lawyers and journalists. 

Grace, 11, said she would like to be a travelling journalist: “It will provide me with the opportunity to see the world whilst doing something I love!”

Elsie would like to be a professional singer and was informed of the path she would need to take in her education to achieve this dream.

Each student created their own C.V and attended a mock interview organised by the careers team at TKASA and were interviewed by our fantastic Year 12 students. 

It is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain real life experience for college and job interviews and helps to prepare students for life beyond school.

Aleyna said “it is good to have an aspiration to work towards, even if we are only in Year 7!”

The interview challenge helps students to develop their listening, focusing, and thinking skills which are all very important qualities to have. 

It can also help by relieving nerves when you have a job or college interview in the future as you know what to expect.