National Interview Week to launch in December





National Interview Week, a new education innovative, will launch on December 4 2023 to address an urgent development gap in schools across the UK. The scheme, which is inviting schools to sign up and secure their place from 5 September 2023, will provide up to 5,000 free practice interview sessions during the upcoming autumn term. The programme caters for students in Year 12 and above attending state schools and colleges nationwide. Launched in collaboration between YourGamePlan and Oppidan Education, National Interview Week is spearheaded by renowned entrepreneur and former star of The Apprentice, Tim Campbell. The aim is to foster pupil confidence at interview and provide young people with the essential skills required for the next steps in their education or career. Tim Campbell said: “I remember the feeling at school of not knowing what I wanted to do when I left. That uncertainty was made worse by the fact that I had no idea what my next steps should be and absolutely no interview practice…” The 2022 “Paving The Way” report by The Sutton Trust highlights the urgency for such an initiative. A concerning 39% of students do not feel confident about navigating their educational journey ahead. How it works for schools: 1. Pre-register interest using this link: 2. Application deadline of September 15 3. Confirmation of successful applications by 29 September 4. Delivery of workshops 4 – 8 December 5. Impact reports and reports sent to each child To ensure National Interview Week achieves its aims for young students, YourGamePlan will draw on its experience as a trusted voice in the education sector, from offering accredited training to schools and colleges across the UK. Oppidan Education will draw on its expertise as a leading national provider of personal development programs for schools and families. Its mentors will bring a wealth of experience.