TWO Hartridge High School pupils formed part of an interview panel for the post of project partner participation coordinator at Newport based charity Life Map Planners.
Daniel Cooke and Lucy Ashcroft, both 13, interviewed five candidates for the job, sitting alongside managing director Adelaide Morgan, assistant head of the school Alec Clark and two members of the board of trustees.
The charity helps young people from disadvantaged communities, with concerns such as poverty and homelessness.
Mr Clark chose the two pupils, who had been specially trained in conjunction with a Welsh Assembly initiative, “Getting the right people for the right job”, which encourages young people’s involvement in the recruitment process.
“The children showed a high level of maturity and professionalism. We were really impressed,” Mrs Morgan said.
The successful candidate, Sian Hallett, starts her new job on Monday.