Assessment Centre Experience


Assessment Centre 6


The Motiv8 Assessment Centre Experience course is a one day learning and development experience that will help you gain an understanding of the content and workings of recruitment assessment centres. This will help you prepare for these events ensuring that you are in a position to maximise future opportunities.

Overview of an Assessment Centre

An Assessment Centre is an approach to assessing candidates. It is based on using a number of assessment tools and activities, usually including such things as work-sample tests, group discussions and simulations, in which candidate performance is observed and rated by a team of assessors.

Some companies run a series of extended selection procedures, called assessment centres, each lasting one or two days or sometimes longer. Usually, these are after the first round of interviews and before the final selection, but they may also be used as an initial selection process. They are commonly held either on employers’ premises or in a hotel and are considered by many organisations to be the most objective and accurate method of selection. This is because a number of different assessors get to see you over a longer period of time and have the chance to see what you can do, rather than what you say you can do, in a variety of situations.

Learning and Development Objectives

At the end of this course participants will have;

  • An overview of assessment centre content
  • Increased self awareness, including how communicate with others, own impact on others, how to “read” others
  • Experience of a group exercise with resulting feedback offered
  • Knowledge on how to give and receive feedback
  • Experience of verbal and numerical reasoning assessments with explanations
  • Presentation tips and techniques