A telephone interview creates an early opportunity for providers to screen candidates and to confirm eligibility prior to the formal assessment process. The provider can ascertain careers aspirations and establish which existing qualifications the candidates currently hold.
The information gathered can be shared with colleagues to determine whether or not the candidate moves to the next stage.
An example telephone interview sheet demonstrating how staff can record candidates’ answers has been included in Annex 5.2.1, which can be found here
Establishing a potential trainee’s level of English and maths is vital towards planning for their teaching and learning during the Traineeship programme.
We have analysed a number of Initial Assessment Tools for English and maths, which can be found here.
The one to one meeting forms the final stage of the Initial Assessment process and allows the provider to discover more detail about the young person. This could include:
- Education: e.g. achievements, likes, dislikes.
- Travel: how do they plan to travel to the centre and work placement?
- Family life: who they live with, family perceptions of Traineeships, etc.
- Lifestyle: identify whether agencies are involved.
- Future plans: career aspirations, perceived benefits of undertaking a Traineeship.
- Employability skills: existing CV, work experience, interview successes, etc.
An example one-to-one interview sheet demonstrating how staff can record candidates’ answers can be downloaded here.