Assessment centres

Congratulations, you have made it to an assessment centre.  An assessment centre is a detailed examination of your suitability for a job, carried out over half a day to two days and is measured against the job competencies.  It usually comes at the end of the applications process and is critical to being offered the job so it’s useful to know what happens at assessment centres and usually, the employer will send you details beforehand.  Read on for more information and help to prepare for an assessment center.

This topic and the Graduate First website will help you to:

  • understand the purpose of assessment centers
  • familiarise yourself with typical formats and activities
  • prepare for the different types of selection exercise that might be used
  • show positive behaviour and interest in the role and company in an assessment center
  • Learn from the experience