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Unit 36: Interview Techniques

Research Document
Order of contents:
Topic Research for item 1: Apprenticeships
Guest Research for item 1: Ian Brakspear
Topic Research for item 2: University
Guest Research for item 2: Julia Marquis
Topic Research for item 3: Youth Employment
Guest Research for item 3: Isobel Cartwright
Topic Research for item 4 (If used):
Guest Research for item 4 (If used):
Each student takes a topic and researches it extensively. Share your
finding with your team members so they can input your findings
into their booklet

You need to carry out EXTENSIVE research on your topic and guest.
You need to demonstrate why you have used your guest for this
topic. You need to reference where you found your research.
(Referencing is KEY)
Interviewee: Ian Brakspear
Research of topic:
Key Facts:
The link above is for a website run by the government to help kids
to get apprenticeships. It has links to how to become one, a link to
find some, the types of apprenticeships that there are and lots more
such as that.
The website above is about apprenticeships again but this time the
site has given some examples of some people that have chosen
apprenticeships instead of going to university. Giving potential
applicants an idea of what it is like.
The website above details some of the key point to choosing to take
an apprenticeship, how to apply for them, gives you an idea of how
you would learn in accordance to your employer and learning
provider and your career as an apprentice.

Potential areas of interest:

How to get an apprenticeship, the key points of them.
Why it is a better option then going to university.
High employability rates
Learning while you earn.
Areas of concern:
Pay, is it worth it?
Chances of getting employed after the apprenticeship
Ease of getting on one.

Research of Guest
Primary Research: (Interviews with guest to find out what they
know; interviews with friends of guest to find out about guest)
Insert voice recordings /notes
He is an 18 year old ICT student at the Henley college, he wants to
go on to work at a computing company such as sky or Microsoft
after he finishes his education. He is currently applied for these
companys programs. He currently, as well as going to college,
works at his local Waitrose, he stacks shelves and helps
customers, and he does a lot of over time for the company. His
last results for his current course was 9 distinctions, levelling out
to Distinction star, Distinction star last year.
The link above is for the main Waitrose website and the company
that he works for.
Secondary Research: (Internet /books)
He has his own YouTube channel called Ians Gadgets
On the show he looks at different gadgets, gives advice, rates
them and other technical stuff like that.

Interviewee: Julia Marquis

Research of topic: University employment
Key Facts:
Website shows that top universities have the best employability
rates for their courses overall.
Shows that you have to get high marks to get into the top

universities so if you arent academic then you may have issues

getting a job.
UK universities ranking (highest employability rate lowest):
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford
University College
Imperial College London
University of Edinburgh
University of Manchester
King's College London
London School of
University of
University of Nottingham
London Business School
University of Bristol
University of Warwick
This website shows the myths of getting straight into employment
after finishing university. As well as providing facts and figures about
employment rates such as: last year, 193,890 graduates were
working six months after graduation and 124,700 of those were in
'professional-level' roles. The unemployment rate for graduates from
2012/13 was 7.3%. Most graduates get jobs, quickly, after
This website talks about whether apprenticeship employees earn more money than
university graduates. This is important to the research because the main question that
we are asking is which is better, or whether it is dependent on the person that is
making their life plan. It includes facts and figures such as: The ONS data
showed that average pay for graduates between April and June last
year was actually higher than those in apprenticeships 15.18 an
hour and they were slightly more likely to be in work overall.
But Mr Field, who has previously carried out a Coalition review into
the causes of poverty, suggested that apprenticeships may be more
worthwhile for many school leavers after debts were factored in.
A report last year estimated that the average student will leave
university owing between 40,000 and 50,000 following an
increase in tuition fees.

Potential areas of interest:

Whether university is better than an apprenticeship, are the
qualifications worth the money, will it result in permanent
employment soon after the university course has finished.
Areas of concern:
The amount of money that it costs to go to university, are the
chances of employment as high as youd think, do universities ask
for too much.

Research of Guest
Primary Research: (Interviews with guest to find out what they
know; interviews with friends of guest to find out about guest) Insert
voice recordings /notes
Julia is a 17 year old student at the Henley college and she studies
a-levels. The a-levels that she studies are classics, ancient history,
and English literature. She is hoping to go to university after she
completes her college course, and her top choices for university are
Royal Holloway, Goldsmiths, Kent, Leeds, and Queen Marys. She
believes that her chances of employment after university are strong,
and she hopes to get a career straight out of university. She
believes that apprenticeships are great for opportunities, and are
the new way forward for people that dont want to get a degree. She
also believes that students are forced to pay too much money to go

to university and that it is a possible setback for their education.

Overall she thinks that furthering education in some way is
beneficial to students after college.
Secondary Research: (Internet /books)

Interviewee: Isobel Cartwright

Research of topic:
The link above gives good ideas into teenage employability, it
looks at the down sides to teenagers working, the benefits, laws,
teen employment and how parents can help.
The link above is a website that has a document on how to seek a
job when you are a teenager, detailing what things that you need
to do before and during the whole proses.
The link above is an article by the BBC with figures about kids
leaving education without grades or a job.

Potential areas of interest:

The increase of employment for teenagers, the benefits and the
down sides, are there any negative effects.
What sorts of things that kids have to do to try and get a job these
In increase of teenagers not getting grades or having a job when
they leave education.

Areas of concern:
That it can have negative effects on kids.
That it is hard to get jobs when you are competing against skilled
adults who can do more hours.
The rising numbers or teenage un employment.

Research of Guest
Primary Research: (Interviews with guest to find out what they
know; interviews with friends of guest to find out about guest)
Insert voice recordings /notes
She is a B-Tec forensic student at the Henley college, she is
currently 17 years of age but on the 16th of February that shall
change. She currently has blue hair but is a natural brown. She
works at Chris caf in Studley green, she has also worked at the
connected garden centre as an elf during the Christmas period,
and she has also worked at a smaller caf and a pub.
The link above is for the caf that Izzy works at.

Secondary Research: (Internet /books)