Preparing the future generation
Our Hair & Beauty department recently coordinated work ready interviews for the Maidstone Hair and Beauty students. The process was made as realistic as possible to reflect the high industry standard that candidates are expected to aspire to. For those that achieved well at the one-to-one interview stage, this was followed by a trade test.
Four employers kindly attended College over two days, interviewing the students according to industry requirements. These were Natalia from the Hilton Maidstone, Alison Covey from Be Absolutely Fabulous, Sarah Frais from the Beauty Barn Academy and Amanda Williams & Demi Bailey from Hairy Monsters hair and beauty.
The students were given a job description for an imaginary job role and were prepared during their personal and professional development classes. The whole activity was designed to help the students prepare for the world of work. The students were then given feedback on their performance which would help them to improve on their interview performance in the future and hopefully gain employment. There were initially a number of reluctant students but once they saw the benefit and had the opportunity to reflect on their own performance the event was deemed a great success.