RPC Critical Test and Assessment Centre Preparation
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About the RPC Recruitment Process

RPC, also known as Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, RPC have undergone some changes in their business over time. This has added to their popularity, with over 1,000 applicants for the 22 trainee spaces on offer (20 in London, 2 in Bristol). With competition this stiff, you will need to prove that you are one of the best, time and again throughout the recruitment process. They use several tests and RPC assessments for every recruit, be it an experienced hire, trainee or summer intern. Read more about these assessments and how to prepare for them with JobTestPrep’s tailored preparation packs. The RPC selection processes differ slightly for experienced hires, training contracts and vacation schemes, but they all have elements in common.

RPC Application Process

RPC Training contract recruitment and vacation scheme applicants are asked to complete an online application form. This form includes several questions for you to tell the recruiting staff more about yourself, as well as several commercial questions such as “What does the role of a commercial lawyer in business mean to you?” and “Identify a current commercial issue which has attracted your attention recently. Please explain why you have identified this issue and why you consider it to be significant to the stakeholders involved.”

Each answer requires a lot of information from you, but in a further twist, you are allocated just 250 words per answer. The firm is looking for evidence of your research into your answer, but also the ability to be concise and draw out the key points in your answer. You need to impress with this form, so take your time to plan your answers and ensure that you include only the most important information.


Practice Tests for the RPC Assessment Tests & Interview

JobTestPrep has developed a wide range of practice tests able to prepare job candidates to a variety of tests offered at pre-employment assessments. Our resources contain exercises designed to bring your numerical skills, reading comprehension and problem-solving abilities to new heights. Our tests and drills are always supplied with study guides and answer keys to enable you to identify and eliminate your weaknesses before you take your exam. Therefore, no matter what specific questions your actual test at the company contains, you will be well prepared to pass it successfully and become shortlisted for an interview.


RPC Watson Glaser Tests

If your application form successfully impressed the RPC recruitment team, applicants to RPC Law for most positions are next asked to take a critical thinking test. The RPC verbal test is looking at how you perceive at a situation, assess it, consider and understand multiple perspectives and separate the facts from opinion. Critical thinking tests are also interested in how you use the information available to solve problems. Learn more about the skills needed in a critical thinking test and take practice tests with our Watson-Glaser critical thinking test preparation pack.

RPC Assessment Centre

If you have successfully passed the RPC online test, the next stage for training contract applicants is the RPC assessment day. Other applicants may go straight through to interview. RPC hold five assessment days in total when deciding who to take on as a trainee.

The RPC assessment centre day contains several exercises listed below, as well as a trainee-led tour of the firm; an informal lunch; and a presentation from Partner and Q&A session.

RPC Presentation

You may be given a topic to prepare a presentation ahead of your assessment day. All instructions are given in your assessment centre invitation. Presentations can be nerve-wracking as they require you to address a group of people, some of whom will be your superiors, or in this case the RPC recruitment team. 

RPC Networking Exercise

In this exercise, the assessors are looking at how you communicate with others in your team. You are assessed on both your own individual contributions and on how you listen to, work with and develop further the ideas given by others in your team. Develop your networking strategy with our group exercises preparation pages.

RPC Interview Questions

Experienced hire RPC applicants may experience one or more interviews from partners or managers and HR.
Vacation scheme RPC applicants will have an interview as the second and final stage of their application with a manager and/or HR.
Training contract RPC applicants’ interview is part of the assessment day.

Ahead of your RPC interview, review the information in your application, as you may be asked questions about the information you included, or about your answers to the commercial or competency questions. Most RPC interview questions will be competency-based, looking at whether you have the skills to be a successful RPC employee. There may also be some questions asking you about your motivations in wanting to work at RPC. Prepare answers including examples of where you have demonstrated the desired skills in the past using the STAR method. You are also advised to read up on RPC and their position in the market, their clients and cases and the area of law you are interested in, as the interviewers are looking for evidence that you know about them.

Once you have pulled together all your answers, rehearse your delivery, ensuring that you answer the questions and can get your answers out without stumbling. The best way to do this is with a mock interview. Our interview preparation package gives you that two-way interview experience with guidance from a trained assessor to help you improve the next time.


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