The easyJet assessment centre is a full eight hour day of easyJet related exercises, designed to assess you against the company’s core competencies. In addition, the recruitment team are looking for personality, energy and your passion for delivering a great service. Although it is a long day, there may be downtime between exercises, giving you the opportunity to talk to existing graduates, recruiters, and other candidates. Use the time wisely. Each assessment centre is tailored to the graduate programme it covers, so the content of assessments may vary. This article sets out the headline assessments.
The exercises at an easyJet assessment day include:
Throughout the day you are given a series of information presentations put on throughout the course of the day. You are expected to use this information on top of discussions with the recruitment team to help inform you on whether easyJet is the place for you. The downtime and presentation times are your opportunity to show individuals in the recruitment team that you really, really want the job.
You can expect two group exercises at your assessment centre, aimed at being fun and innovative and a way of getting an impression of how you work in a team. The first activity is an icebreaker and fun activity where you are given a certain task to complete together. For example, you may be asked to create a bridge with paper and staples. This exercise is used to see how well you can get along with complete strangers and create a team to complete a task. The second exercise is more specific to the programme you are applying to, and tasks reflect the skills you need for the job that you are applying to. Exercises include team negotiation or discussions, and you are given a brief of information and a task to complete as a group.
All easyJet graduate scheme group exercises are looking for evidence of your leadership skills, including how well you can work in a team and communicate with others to get a task done. This does not mean they want you to take charge of the group, rather they want to see how well you listen to others and can use the strengths of the group to develop ideas. Gain ideas about how you want to behave in a group exercise with our group exercises pages.
You may be asked to prepare a 10 minute presentation at the assessment day. You are given a topic and a set of materials, and 20 minutes to create a case to present to the assessors. Following on from your presentation the assessors will ask you 10 minutes question and answer session. Presentation exercises usually focus on how you organise information in order to provide the audience with everything they need, as well as how well you communicate this information in words. Learn more about some of the things to include in a presentation on our presentations pages.
The final exercise is a competency based interview with two interviewers, and lasting 45 minutes. Questions in this interview ask you to give examples from your past experience that demonstrate that you have the skills needed to do the job. You can also expect questions on the information in your CV as well as some motivation questions asking why you want to work for easyJet.
Remember to prepare thoroughly for this interview as there is a lot resting on it. Think up examples in advance that can showcase your skills against the easyJet values. Organise your answers using the STAR method (situation, task, action, result) to ensure that you cover all the information you need. Review your CV to refresh your memory ahead of in depth questions on it. Read up on easyJet the company and the division you are applying to. Know about the market in which the company operate and what the competition are doing. Above all, prepare to tell your interviewer why you want to work with easyJet above all other companies. Once you have pulled all your information together, you will want to rehearse your answers. Have a dress rehearsal with our Skype based interviews, which offer the chance to both practice answering questions and get feedback from our assessor.
Some easyJet interview questions asked at interviews in the past include:
As we have seen, there is a detailed process in place before you get an offer to join the easyJet graduate program. However, with the proper preparation and practise that we offer here you will be giving yourself the best chance of success. We hope you have enjoyed this article and look forward to helping you on your journey to success. Good luck.