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IKEA industry visit lands jobs!

29 November 20130 comments

RicWallis_049-resizedAn industry visit to IKEA has seen three students from AMES Oakleigh Workplace Skills Class secure part-time employment after impressing staff at the Richmond store.

IKEA staff member and tour guide for the excursion, Lisa, contacted AMES following the visit and asked for interested students to apply directly to her for a number of advertised positions. Of those who applied, nine students were contacted for telephone interviews with five progressing to second round in-person interviews.

The students had already been studying the interview process in an Australian context and were able to put their research skills to good use. Mock interviews were held to practice specifically for the IKEA positions.

AMES Teacher Jillian Wardle said, “The students visited AMES on their way home to let us know how much they enjoyed the interview and how well prepared they felt. They were so excited and they looked sensational in their interview outfits.”

The feedback from IKEA was also very positive. “All managers were very impressed with their enthusiasm and also the homework that they had clearly done prior to the interview,” said an IKEA HR representative.

Three of the five students were successful in their interview and will start work following the completion of their studies with AMES. IKEA provided helpful feedback to the other two students and have kept one of their resumes on file for a future opportunity.

For more information please contact: Jillian Wardle on 9563 4777 or Wendy Dalkrain on 9926 4717.