Interview preparation coaching vital to young job seekers

June 11, 2014

A poll out on the 11th April from ICM Research has shown that providing with opportunities to develop interview skills and work experience could secure employment for thousands more young people.

Remit Apprenticeships

The results of the poll show that 74% of employers would be more likely to recruit a young person/school leaver if they have prepared for an interview.

Matthew Hancock, Skills and enterprise minister stated:

‘Creating more opportunities for young people to gain experience and confidence is crucial if we want to help them secure employment.’

With a fifth of SME’s (20%) and 37% of large companies planning to take on one or more apprentices within the next year, it is now more important than ever to make sure that young people have the opportunities to develop  good interviewing techniques and strong preparation is essential to being successful during the application process.

Here are some hints and tips about interview preparation which we think are handy for anyone looking for employment:

For more hints and tips on interview preparation and further information on the statistics mentioned please follow the links below:

Interview Techniques

Remit Interview Tips

National Careers Service


Total Jobs

Further information

Apprenticeships – Interview preparation coaching vital for young job seekers

ICM Research – More than half of employer have hired young or school leavers

ICM Research – A fifth of SMEs plan to take apprentices in the next year

Ashdown Group – Young people more employable with work experience