To date these flagship events have helped hundreds of people from 20 different countries.
Applications have now closed for our next practice interview event from 9 to 12 May
Reports on previous practice interviews are available here.
Interviews are particularly stressful for people who stutter due to the difficulty in communicating fluently in time-pressured situations where so much can hang on the outcome.
This is compounded by most interviewers having little experience of candidates who stutter, or of getting the best from them.
To date, we have run four Practice Interview events for people who stutter and allies who don't stutter. Three have been in English and one in French.
Our interviewers have come from public, private and third sector employers.
Formal feedback received has shown that 99% of participants found their practice interview experience 'valuable'. Indeed, over 90% found it either 'extremely' or 'very valuable'.
"I like the format and wished that it would have been available to me when I was a young professional!"
Interviewer who stutters, Germany
"The incredible candidate that I interviewed really opened my eyes to some of the challenges people who stutter face - most powerful take-away for me was that it takes two to stutter!"
"Humbling and inspiring, and jam-packed with practical learning about how my organisation can improve the experience for people who stutter, to make sure we're not missing out on great candidates."
"It was really beneficial to do a practice interview, plus have the interviewer look at my CV & give me advice on how to improve it. It was also useful to be asked real interview questions."
"I loved my interview because I realized that I don't need to rush; I can take time to talk my interlocutors will still listen. Slow down the rhythm."
"It made me believe that I can face the things I once feared as a stutterer."
Interviewee, South Africa