The selection process for new employees has changed dramatically over the past number of years. For many companies the old process of filling in an application and getting an interview has been replaced by multi-stage Assessment Centres that can last a full day or even several days.
To prepare their pupils for such important events, St Benedict’s College partnered with educational consultants, Eye4education, to run a day long Assessment Centre with Year 12 pupils on Monday 11th February 2019. Pupils were put through 4 rigorous stages: Stage 1 – Application; Stage 2 – Aptitude Tests; Stage 3 – Group Assessment (where they were observed working as a team to complete tasks) and finally Stage 4 – Interviews.
Six business volunteers from companies such as Microfocus, Bank of Ireland and the Careers Service NI put the pupils through their paces culminating in one-on-one interviews.
The experience of being “dropped in the deep end” in this Assessment Centre has set these pupils up to excel for when they are next put in this critical situation – whether it be interviews for University or interviews for employment.