Assessment Centres

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Here you’ll find advice from a range of our employers. The advice from each employer is specific to them. However, no matter who you’re applying to, there are certain things that every employer will look for. For a quick overview, simply click the box below.

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Herbert Smith Freehills' assessment centre
Herbert Smith Freehills - video (6 mins)
We hear from some of Herbert Smith Freehills' trainees about the firm's assessment centre – in particular, the mock negotiation exercise and role-play exercise.
Assessment Centres and Imposter Syndrome
BT - video (2 mins)
"Don't compare yourself to other graduates. You're there for a reason and they want to see the real you and what you can bring as an individual." Sarah Motteram, Technical Consultant Programme at Openreach. (Imposter Syndrome – doubting your skills, talents and accomplishments.)
"It's really important that you feel comfortable"
Taylor Wessing - video (1 min)
Taylor Wessing's Graduate Talent Advisor, Alice Hasted, tells us what you can expect when invited to their (virtual) assessment centre.
How does an online assessment centre differ?
Experian - video (3 mins)
Hayley, Graduate Software Developer, has attended two of Experian's assessment centres – one in person, and another online.
"I had so much fun!"
KPMG - video (8 mins)
Tina Kimfumu and Lydia Luff, Graduate Trainees at KPMG, describe their experiences of the company's assessment centre – from mathematical tests, to the interview stage.
How to succeed at assessment centres: preparation
CGG - blog
A whole day of ‘assessment’ can sound scary and intimidating, however if you are well prepared they can actually be a lot of fun.
Graduate recruitment – assessment centre
Atkins - video (2 mins)
Been invited to one of our graduate assessment centres? Watch this video before attending.