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Mock interviews

The world of work
Senior Phase
Help your students prepare for and experience, what an interview situation would be like – building their confidence for real-life scenarios.

Getting started

Learning intention ​​​​​​​

Students will prepare for and take part in a mock interview.

Success criteria

Students can:

  • prepare for an interview
  • be an interviewee
  • be an interviewer
  • take part in class discussion
  • self-evaluate their interview performance 

Before you start


These are suggested timescales only and will vary dependent on your group:

  • 5 mins: Introduce topic
  • 15 mins: Interview role play
  • 5 mins: Discussion of mock interview task
  • 15 mins: Prepare answers to mock interview questions
  • 5 mins: Prepare for interviewer / interviewee roles
  • 20 mins: Conducting mock interviews
  • 15 mins: Self-Evaluation
  • 5 mins: Plenary   

Suitable for

This lesson is suitable for:

  • preparing for work experience
  • preparing for the world of work
  • those seeking college or university places – entry interviews
  • those seeking training from a training provider
  • anyone undertaking volunteering 
  • those undertaking leadership courses
  • anyone studying courses where self-analysis or self-awareness is necessary
  • anyone undertaking employability training and vocational courses