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Assessment Centre Experience

This section of the website is devoted to live Q&A sessions with our own advisers or external employers. We will promote the Live Q&A’s in advance and you can also access session archives below.

The Lincoln Award Assessment Centre Experience is the final stage- you need to pass this in order to complete the award!  Once you have all your activities signed off in your evidence booklet please bring this in to the Careers & Employability Centre and we can book your Pathway Reflection and your Assessment Centre Experience.

2018/19 Experience Dates

Employer Date Time
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Friday 23rd November 1pm-3pm
Santander Wednesday 5th December 1pm-3pm
PWC Tuesday 29th January 4.30pm-6.30pm
Cummins Wednesday 6th March 1pm-3pm
Barbon Thursday 21st March 10am-12pm
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Monday 29th April 4pm-6pm
Brook Street Thursday 2nd May 2pm-4pm
Lincolnshire Police Thursday 9th May 4pm-6pm
BGL Thursday 16th May 10am-12pm
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Tuesday 21st May TBC
Duncan & Toplis Thursday 23rd May TBC

What to expect

You will be scored on all activities and you must meet the pass mark in order to complete the Lincoln Award.  You will receive an email with the outcome of the Assessment Centre Experience within one working day.  Feedback on your performance in all areas will be available.  If you fail the Assessment Centre Experience you will be supported at a one-to-one appointment with an Adviser to discuss your feedback.  You will also be able to attend one more Assessment Centre to attempt to pass and complete the Lincoln Award.

All Assessment Centre Experiences will run with an employer who currently recruits graduates so the feedback you receive will reflect the current labour market.

The Assessment Centre Experience will include;

Group Exercise

You will be given a task and an amount of time.  You must follow the brief and complete the task within the given time.  You will be watched by assessors throughout who will be observing your behaviour and scoring you on your competencies such as; teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

Written exercise

You will be given a written exercise and an amount of time.  This is an individual exercise and you must follow the instructions and complete the tasks.  These may include exercises such as in-tray or prioritising tasks, proofing some writing for mistakes or asking you to write a summary based on information.  These exercises are usually designed to test skills such as; ability to prioritise, attention to detail and written communication skills.

Short Interview

You will take part in a short interview.  This will be competency based questions and you will be scored on most areas covered in your Skills Assessment.  As in any interview you will need to communicate specific examples and remember to use STAR technique!

You will be supported throughout the Lincoln Award to attempt the Assessment Centre Experience and you will receive full feedback afterwards.

How To Book

To book onto an Assessment Centre Experience, visit the careers centre between 9:00 - 16:30 | Monday - Friday.