Calm nerves and a glowing CV are just the start for hopefuls struggling to get on the career ladder – now they need £103.15 to cover the average cost of a job interview, a new study conducted by Trainline shows.

Cash-strapped youngsters typically spend £31.28 on new clothes to help them impress, plus £71.87 on other necessary expenses, such as travel and sustenance, found Trainline.

The rail and coach app launched The Interview Store, which provided a free outfit, discounted train travel and a session with career coach, Alice Stapleton.

Alice spoke to Metro (& The Mirror) about the pop-up store, and how it would help jobseekers tackle ‘nerve-wracking’ interviews.

Alice Stapleton

About Alice

Alice coaches those who want to change career but don’t know what they want to do instead. She offers Career Coaching designed to help graduates, early to mid-level career-changers, and parents returning to work gain a clear vision of what career is right for them, and how to achieve it. She is also an accredited Coach Supervisor, and host of The Career Change Diaries podcast.