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Students practise interview skills as they go for gold

Before half term, students aiming to achieve the gold Duke of York Award for Technical Education worked with staff on their interview techniques, in preparation for their real interviews later in the year.

The Duke of York Award for Technical Education acknowledges the success of young people choosing a technical route and encourages wider support from parents, businesses and other stakeholders.

Open to students at UTCs, the Duke of York Award recognises a combination of qualifications, work experience placements and the development of wider competencies required in the workplace, such as communication skills and problem solving. For many students it is the first step towards becoming Registered Technicians.

Students can work towards bronze, silver or gold awards. All Year 13 students at UTC Reading are working towards the gold Duke of York Award this year. In preparation, they have been practising their interview techniques, with members of UTC Reading staff asking questions about how students solve problems, technical projects they have undertaken, how they take responsibility for completing tasks or processes and their plans for the future.

The final interviews will take place over the coming months and there will be an award ceremony later in the year. Good luck to all our students taking part.

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