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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.

Assessment Centre Experience

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

Upcoming Assessment Centres

  • Thursday 5th March, 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday 24th March, 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday 21st April, 3-5pm
  • Monday 4th May, 3-5pm
  • Tuesday 5th May, 2-4pm

To book, please visit the Careers Centre between 9:00 - 16:30, Monday - Friday.

What to expect from an Assessment Centre

You will be scored on all activities and the pass mark must be reached in order to complete the Lincoln Award.  You will receive an email with the outcome of the Assessment Centre Experience within two working days.  Feedback on your performance in all areas will be available.  If you fail the Assessment Centre Experience. you will be fully supported at a one-to-one appointment with a Skills 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.  The feedback you receive will reflect the current labour market.

The Assessment Centre Experience will include the following:-

Group Exercise

Participants will be given a task and an amount of time.  The brief must be followed and the task completed within the given time.  Assessors will watch throughout and will observe your behaviour and then score you on your competencies.  These could include:- teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

Written exercise

You will be given a written exercise and a set 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

A short mock interview will be conducted.  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.