Apprentice star visits St Albans school

PUBLISHED: 07:06 11 March 2011 | UPDATED: 11:52 11 March 2011

Year 8 pupils Jack Gentle and Sean Walsh interviewing Mr Tkachuck for the BBC News school report competition.

Year 8 pupils Jack Gentle and Sean Walsh interviewing Mr Tkachuck for the BBC News school report competition.


STUDENTS at a St Albans school were treated to tips from the top this week when a star from the BBC’s Apprentice and CEO of a local business joined them.

Marlborough School’s Year 11, 12 and 13 students were visited by Borden Tkachuk, CEO of Viglen Computers in Park Street, to share interview and CV techniques with them at an assembly on Monday.

The long-standing associate of Lord Alan Sugar shared his journey with the students and gave them advice on how to be successful in the world of work.

Mr Tkachuk was also grilled by two Year 8 students as part of the BBC News School Report. Jack Gentle and Sean Walsh had 10 minutes to question him on the subject of mobile devices in school after winning a competition to come up with the most interesting questions.

Both boys admitted that they’d been a little nervous at the prospect of interviewing someone who had appeared as part of Lord Sugar’s mock interviews in last season’s Apprentice. But their nerves were calmed by the friendly Mr Tkachuk, who they said put them at their ease and answered all their questions thoroughly.

At the end of Mr Tkachuk’s visit to the school, he invited older pupils to visit his company in order to find out more about corporate life.

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