Employers Page


We aim to help every student to reach their full potential and progress on to a successful destination by providing them with the widest possible range of employer and careers related opportunities. This can only be achieved with the help and support of those around us, including employers and alumni.​

Each year we receive support from over 70 employers attending events in school and an additional 200+ employers for our Year 12 work experience programme.​

Gable Hall seeks to actively engage employers in the development and delivery of careers provision. We appreciate that your time is precious and we would value your contribution whatever this may be. Here are some examples of how an employer could get involved in careers activities:

As an employer, if you would like to support our career’s programme, we are always looking for people to provide mock interviews for our year 11 pupils; workshops for year 10 pupils; drop in ‘spotlight on careers’ sessions for those interested.

Plan for the long term by making connections with us today. Students at Gable Hall School will benefit from access to your knowledge, expertise, and support, and you will benefit by cultivating the attitudes and skills you need for the future workforce focusing on local labour market information and future skills gaps.

Our current providers

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What is in it for you?

  • You can inspire talented young people to work for you/your sector
  • Make a positive impact whilst raising awareness of your company. You will be giving something back to your local area, while boosting your company’s profile
  • It is great for staff development. Employees who do talks at schools or mentor work placements will grow in confidence and gain a sense of achievement in supporting young people, as well as developing their planning, communication and presentation skills
  • You will get the chance to network and make contacts with other businesses

Ways to get involved:

  • Prepare future employees for the world of work by taking on a leaving student as an apprentice; school outreach is a great way to spot future talent
  • Pass on knowledge of your sector through talks, workshops and workplace visits – all the while raising the profile of your business
  • Offer a work experience placement
  • Help students be “work ready” through activities like mentoring, mock interviews.

We are always looking for local companies who may be able to offer our students an opportunity of ‘work experience’  Give back, get involved and raise your profile! If you can help us in supporting the next generation in any way, please contact our Careers Lead Mrs Mountney on 01375 400800 or via careers@gablehall.com.

Mock Interview Day 2023 Comments:

“Very well organised event, the school structured everything very well and accommodated to all providers. Really enjoyable”

“A very well organised mock interview day – well done Gable Hall. Such an important life skill which will benefit the students that took part. Each student which I interviews showed passion, respect and enthusiasm. Very polite students. I would be very proud how they represented Gable Hall”.

“Was very surprised at the level of confidence the pupils displayed, which I feel is a credit to the school. Really enjoyed talking to each and every pupil and getting their views on their chosen career paths and general interests. Feel this is a very worthwhile experience for everyone”.

“I have been doing these mock interviews voluntarily for Gable Hall for 8 years now and I find them extremely rewarding for both myself and pupils”.

“Students were impeccably behaved and presented themselves as the bright sparks of the future. Michelle is fantastic and the activity was organised beautifully”.

“Had a great day, really enjoyable and well organised. The students were really nice and polite and I would like to get more involved with any more future projects”.

“ A very enjoyable experience – the students behaved impeccably and approached their interviews with the intent to do well”.

“Very polite young people, a credit to Gable Hall. Positive experience and fulfilling to be able to support the students”.

“A positive day meeting very polite and enthusiastic students all in which had clear goals and were able to take constructive feedback to benefit them in the future”.

Employers Feedback

Employer Feedback: Mock Interview Day and Revision Skills Workshop

Revision Skills Workshop

  • A fantastic day! Students exhibited impeccable behaviour in every workshop, showcasing a focused approach that contributed to a highly impactful series of sessions. Michelle's assistance was invaluable, and the small group format facilitated an in-depth exploration of effective revision strategies and planning.

Mock Interviews

  • Essential for Preparedness: Mock interviews are crucial for student preparedness.
    • Students I observed were well-prepared, receptive to advice for future interviews.
    • The event ran smoothly, even when some employers had to withdraw.
    • A consistent flow of students engaged with well-constructed questions, enhancing their readiness for real interviews.

Highlights from Employers and Organizations:

  1. Debut Training Academy: Commended Gable Hall students for their ambition, well-mapped career paths, and readiness.

  2. Mears Group: Described the day as great, recognising the students' impressive performance.

  3. Karis May Darling Foundation: Emphasized the excellent organisation, providing a platform for valuable discussions on local careers.

  4. Inspire Thurrock: Acknowledged the well-organised day, praising the students' confidence and presentation.

  5. Wates Group: Extremely impressed by students' approach to mock interviews, highlighting their preparedness and maturity.

  6. Linklaters LLP: Applauded polite, well-mannered students with refreshing enthusiasm for future study and careers.

  7. DP World: Recognised students as a credit to the school, envisioning them as future employees.

  8. Make Happen: Overall, described the event as very good, praising students for surprising and impressing with examples and understanding of transferable skills.

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