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Last reviewed on 13 October 2017
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Are there interview questions for a careers co-ordinator? One of our associate education experts suggests questions to ask in interviews for the role of careers co-ordinator. They include questions on the candidate's vision for the role and careers provision within the school.

We asked Trevor Bailey, one of our associate education experts, to suggest questions to ask candidates in recruitment interviews for the role of careers co-ordinator.

You may not need to use all the questions provided below. You can adapt them to suit your school's context and to fit the specific responsibilities set out in the job description.


  • What, in your view, should a careers co-ordinator’s priorities be in a school such as this?
  • What particular challenges do you think you would face in this role? How would you overcome these?
  • How do you see the role of careers co-ordinator in relation to the drive for whole-school improvement?
  • What should your role be on examination results days?
  • How do you see this role contributing to the UCAS process?

What should an outstanding careers education, information and guidance package contain? In your opinion, what are the strengths and areas for development of the school’s current provision for careers education? What

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