Career Support for Performing Arts students

Aquinas College asked Gander to recruit a couple of local business people who could support some career support activity with their performing arts students.

The students were completing mock application forms and preparing for mock interviews, within their performing arts business module. They were able to select a job role of their choice, although it had to be related to performing arts, so backstage, front of house, performer etc.

The request was to conduct short mock interviews with each student and then provide feedback on how well they had prepared for the interview and performed during it, as the college saw real benefit in having external, commercial interviewers, rather than the college tutors .

Val Dickinson from Savvy Guest and Steve Maloret from Nat West participated and shared their experience of recruitment, selection and development, with the students consistently commenting how professional and supportive they both were.