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Ms Bossy DeBoss Namey Mc Name Thank you for coming to see us for your interview today, Namey. How was your journey, did you have any trouble finding us?My journey was fine thank you, Ms DeBoss. The instructions I received for my interview made it really easy to get here. It’s nice to meet you(shaking hands)You too, Namey. Please have a seat and I will tell you about what’s going to happen during your interview. As you know, I am the manager of thedepartment you have applied to. I’ll begin by giving you some more informationabout our graduate training scheme and I’ll then be asking you some questions to find out more about your potential for the role, does that sound ok?Yes that sounds fine, thank you.Great. Our graduate training scheme is a two year programme of training anddevelopment but you will be given responsibility from the very beginning andexpected to use your initiative on your projects. Senior management have an opendoor policy for graduate trainees, so you can ask questions and discuss ideas, and you will also be allocated a mentor who will be a member of the team and have recently completed the graduate training scheme. You will also have regulartraining days and will start to work towards an accredited professional diploma inExample Studies with our support. The scheme is very successful and at the end ofthe two years you would ideally be ready to move into a junior management role inthe team. Is there anything more you’d like to know about the scheme?Not at the moment, what you’ve outlined sounds great. I’m very interested inthis opportunity based on what I’ve read about it and what you’ve said today. That’s good, let’s get started then. Can you please tell me a bit aboutyourself, Namey? Of course. I am about to complete my degree in Example Studies, a courseI chose after getting some experience in the sector while I was in sixthform. Luckily having decided on the career route I wanted to pursue at that stagemeant I could use my time at university to continue building relevant experienceand ensure I developed all the important skills I’d need to progress in addition togaining the right knowledge through my studies. I seized every opportunity to getinvolved in activities that were interesting to me while at the same time presentingan opportunity to improve myself. I took on some positions of responsibility, suchas leading a team for a project and acting as secretary of a society, and found Ihad quite strong leadership skills. When I applied for this role, I could see that mybackground is a very good match to the requirements, and that it relates quitestrongly to the internship I completed last summer, so I can see myself reallyfitting in well here.

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