What is a graduate assessment day?

What is a graduate assessment day?

Assessment centres or assessment days are a regular feature of the recruitment process for graduate schemes. Employers bring together a group of candidates who complete a series of exercises, tests and interviews that are designed to evaluate their suitability for graduate jobs within the organisation.

What is the dress code at MI5?

While there is no official dress code to attend the MI5 assessment centre, remember that these first impressions truly do count.

How long does the MI5 recruitment process take?

This is a 6 to 9 month process, as candidates have to go through a vetting procedure in addition to the recruitment process for the specific role they have applied for, due to the sensitive nature of our work. You may only submit one application at a time and before you apply, you must meet our eligibility criteria.

Does MI5 have a fitness test?

MI5 Written exercise After you have successfully passed MI5’s online aptitude tests, you will be invited to take a written exercise assessment. In this exercise, you will work on your own to prepare a response to a case study problem, in the candidate brief provided to you.

How do I prepare for an assessment test?

Assessment tips

  1. Prepare well. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep before the assessment, know where you have to be and what to expect.
  2. Know what an assessment entails. Make sure you know what components to expect and what you will be asked to do for each different components of the assessment.
  3. Practice IQ tests.

How hard is it to get into MI5?

Actually, it’s very, very hard. There’s no beating around the bush with this one. Working in intelligence where the safety of the country is in your hands just isn’t a job for everyone. In fact, the application process requires a full work history covering a decade.

Can you work for MI5 with a criminal record?

A criminal record would not necessarily preclude an applicant from gaining a job here. Each case is considered on an individual basis and all relevant convictions are taken into account.

How many people get invited to assessment days?

The number of candidates who attend an assessment centre depends on the amount and type of roles available. However, in our experience, groups are no more than 15 people and are likely to be 6-8. The assessment centre will most likely be held at the place where you’ll be working.

How do I pass an assessment day?

10 Tips to Pass your Assessment Centre

  1. 1) Find out all you can in advance.
  2. 2) Know the organisation and your role within it.
  3. 3) Revisit your application and interview prep.
  4. 4) Prepare your presentation in advance (if possible)
  5. 5) Make a great first impression.
  6. 6) Follow best practice for group exercises.