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Interview Skills.

This course is designed to ensure anyone conducting an interview delivers a positive and legal candidate experience.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT Interview Skills.

This highly engaging theatre-based learning workshop will support you to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to follow a structured and professional recruitment process.


why come on the course?

Do you require a better understanding of the law regarding interviews?

Are you looking to create a truly positive candidate experience?

Do you want to know what question types to use to probe answers and get the most from each candidate?

Is it important to you that your time, effort and money is invested in recruiting the right people for the job?

Do you want your interviewees to leave with a positive impression of you & your organisation?

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, then this course is definitely for you.


What is it?

A highly interactive, educational, lively course working with two professional actors and our expert recruitment trainer.

We explore the dos and don’ts of recruitment and interviewing, including preparation, the relevant employment legislation, and fostering a deeper understanding of why it’s so important to create a positive experience for the person being interviewed.


What will I do on the day?

This is an interactive session that blends theory with live actor scenarios, discussions and practical activities.

You will learn how to carry out interviews in a professional, legally compliant manner, aligned to your organisation’s own policies and culture, ensuring a positive candidate experience and a successful appointment for your team.

embedding the learning.

This course is delivered using observational and participative theatre based learning.

Our actors perform a number of scenes that relate to one interview.

After each scene our trainer will facilitate discussions based on what was observed and introduce best practice to create a truly positive interview experience for the candidate and to ensure as much information as possible is gained from the time spent with them.

We then give learners the opportunity to conduct an observed interview with our actors where they will receive feedback from the trainer, actors and peers. This safe learning environment embeds the learning.

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Learning Outcomes.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of interviewing and the part it plays in identifying the best person for the job
  • Appreciate the potentially negative consequences of not following an agreed recruitment and interview process
  • Prepare for and conduct a structured and professional interview, including how to develop appropriate questions to identify competence.
  • Explain the importance of conducting interviews which are non-discriminatory in line with the Equality Act 2010.
  • Recognise how unconscious bias can impact decision-making in the recruitment process.
  • Identify and demonstrate the skills required to conduct a fair, professional and effective interview, including the provision of evidence-based feedback post-interview.

Some faq's about Interview Skills Training.

0.1 What is Theatre based learning?

Theatre Based Learning is the technique we use to bring learning to life by using our actors to perform scenarios, based on real case studies.

Theatre Based Learning can be either observational (where learners watch scenes and discuss) OR participative (where we use techniques like real-play and practice, forum where learners interact with the actors and direct them or hot-seating where learners give feedback to individual characters and make suggestions).

0.2What are the benefits of our Interview Skills training?
Creating a positive candidate experience is essential to build brand reputation. Asking legal questions, probing answers, making sure the interview is Equality Act compliant and that regardless of the end decision the candidate walks away wanting to work for you are all important parts of the interview process. Our hugely practical course using our actors to demonstrate a poor interview experience, enables our trainer to facilitate discussion and embed best practice.

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Discussing and learning in the traditional ‘class-room’ is effective, but long-term memory is better stimulated by having an experience. Our approach using experiential and drama based methods delivers this and leads to more sustained learning.

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    theatre of learning delivering sustained blended learning.

    Our training is observational and participative, using teams of actors to bring it to life. We recognise that taking part in role-play is not for everyone, so we offer observational training – this is where two of our acting team demonstrate scenes related to the course and delegates observe and comment on the behaviors. Where a business is more confident working with actors, we take this to the next level with participative training so delegates get to practice their newly learnt skills.

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    sustain and maintain learning.

    All our learners have full access to our ted learning HUB – our bespoke platform that enables all learners to continue the engagement with the trainer and actors, see latest case-studies and blogs from the ted learning team and engage with other learners, discussing their own challenges and successes.

    Desktop, mobile, or tablet - the ted HuB engages learners with training accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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    Still have questions?

    To find out how we can inspire your leaders and managers to achieve their potential for themselves and for your business, please get in touch.

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