Assessment Centre Preparation

What Is an Assessment Day?

The assessment day is often (but not always) the final stage in the application process. Assessment days can take place at the employer’s offices or at a private assessment centre. You are evaluated through a series of individual and group tasks, all of which are aimed at giving the employer a rounded profile of your competencies as well as insight into your performance in the workplace.

Assessment days usually run four to eight hours over a period of one or two days, although mass recruitment campaigns are sometimes a three-day process. The exact schedule for each employer's assessment day varies according to the position for which the assessment is being held. Below is a review of the most common assessment centre exercises employers use in their hiring processes.

Time Activity Location
09.00-09.10 Welcome & Introduction Room 1
09.10-10.30 Competency Based Interview Room 1
10.30-10.45 Break  
10.45-12.30 Analysis Presentation Exercise Room 2
12.30-13.30 Lunch  
13.30-14.45 Role Play Exercise Room 2
14.45-15.00 Break  
15.00-17.00 In-Tray Exercise Room 1

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