Year 12 and 13 Mock Assessment Centre Workshop – the opportunity to develop their team and communications skills in a simulated job application environment
Our Sixth Form have all been put through a Mock Assessment Centre on a Friday morning this term – and many were told that in the real world “they’d get the job!! We had great feedback on our Sixth form students from one of our lead local Business partners Computacenter who kindly came in and ran a simulated Mock Assessment Centre for our students across two Friday mornings. The students were all put in mixed groups to encourage a “new” environment and then put through their paces by having to deliver a focused business brief as a team within the tight timescales of 30 minutes. We do business tasks in a number of lessons and careers days – but this was different as Computacenter came in with a team of “assessors” to watch our sixth form teams in action and then critique ideas, pro-activity, communication skills, team work and leadership skills – as they would when they run actual Assessment centres for job roles and apprenticeships. The morning was very practical and skills-led, and got the Sixth Form motoring first thing in the morning as it was just over two hours. The students got an opportunity to hear why assessment centres are run, what skills employers look for and top tips, along with having the “experience” of one! This workshop will be useful for those about to embark on the competitive worlds of Apprenticeships, job searches and University life, and longer term into their career journey.
Thanks to Computacenter for fielding so many assessor volunteers and running our morning… Next is the dreaded interviews!