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Date and Time

Thursday 11 July

Interview training is carried out on a one-to-one basis with two hour slots.

About our Interview Training 

Are you applying for a promotion or a new role in the public sector? If so, you will be interested in attending a one-to-one interview coaching session.

Our interview skills expert, Tina Kinirons, is a business psychologist with a wealth of experience on both sides of public sector interview tables. She has trained hundreds of public sector interviewers and has extensive experience working as an interviewer. She has coached candidates to success in the civil service, local authorities and public sector agencies and has worked with candidates at all levels of seniority.

Do you want some advice and guidance on writing the competency questions that are part of the application form? Would you like some input on writing your CV? Do you want some help in preparing for the interview? Would you prefer to work with our interview expert on a one-to-one basis instead of attending a training course? If so, you will be interested in attending an interview coaching session and work with our interview coach on a one-to-one basis for a one- or two-hour coaching session.

Why one-to-one? 

If you want help completing your application form or CV, the coach will guide you on what will work on paper, what the interviewers will be looking for when reviewing your application form and what is being assessed if there is a shortlisting process. Maybe you have a draft application form or CV that you want the coach to work with you on during the coaching session so that you can improve the application you submit. Our interview coach can offer advice and guidance on writing the answers to the competency questions that are part of the application form, to ensure you are highlighting your relevant previous experience as it relates to the role and that you make it through the shortlisting process.

Alternatively, you might want to focus on the interview itself. The coach will help you prepare for interview, working through your main “selling points” and making sure this comes through clearly in the answers to the interview questions. She will work through interview questions and answers and make sure you are clearly able to answer them and to articulate your fit for the role advertised. She can conduct a mock interview with you.

If a presentation is required as part of the interview process, she can work with you to clarify what you think the interview board are looking for and then work through the presentation approach and content and rehearse the presentation, including anticipating questions that might be asked.

Course Tutor

Tina Kinirons is a business psychologist who has extensive experience as an interview board member and is involved in both shortlisting and interviewing on behalf of several public sector organisations. She trains interview boards members and also delivers training courses to public sector candidates in interview preparation and writing application forms. She also coaches individual candidates and helps them complete application forms, CVs and prepare for interview. She holds a M.Sc. in Occupational Psychology.

You can read Tina’s blog: Interview Tips for Civil Service and Public Sector Interviews, by clicking here   

You can read Tina’s blog: You can read Tina’s blog: Completing an application form for the Civil and Public Service, by clicking here  


Tailored Training

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.