STAFF from a Bradford-based national logistics firm have been helping students practice vital interview techniques.

Staff from Driver Hire are working with Dixons City Academy to help prepare its students for the world of work.

The sessions are held as part of its ongoing community support programme.

Justine Turner, from Driver Hire, said: “Whether you’re planning to leave school at 17, stay on for A Levels or are considering an apprenticeship, knowing what different jobs entail, putting together a professional CV that will catch the attention of employers and knowing what to expect in a job interview are all essential tools for job seekers.”

Since the start of the year, staff have run CV workshops, mock interviews and careers fairs for students in Years 10 and 11.

“We’re now into our third year working with Dixons City Academy and it continues to be such a worthwhile experience for the students and our staff,” added Ms Turner.

“Around 20 Driver Hire staff were involved this year, including several from our senior management team. All the students were a credit to their school.

“The Year 11 group who underwent interviews had clearly thought through the whole process and acquitted themselves really well.”

Tom Lorryman, head of careers at Dixons City, said: “We appreciate that taking time out of the office isn’t always easy.

£So we really appreciate the work Driver Hire have done this year; it’s been highly rewarding for my students.

“Having the experience and knowledge of Driver Hire staff has been invaluable in preparing them for the future.

“I cannot thank them enough for taking time out of their busy schedules to come and inspire my pupils. I look forward to our partnership continuing in the future.”