The assessment process
We want things to be simple, so whether you’re applying for a training contract or a vacation scheme, the application process stages are the same.
The only difference is if you’re applying for open days or for the spring insight scheme. For open days, you’ll only need to complete an online application form, and for the spring insight scheme, it’s an online application form, judgement test and video interview.
What’s particularly important to note here is our support for candidates with a disability: if you need any special arrangements during your application process, all you have to do is contact us (email@example.com) and we’ll do our best to help meet your needs.
Stage 1: Online application form and online judgement test
Our online application form is designed to allow us to find out more about you. We’ll ask you about your academics, work experience, interests and activities.
You’ll be asked to create an online account with cvMail, so you’ll have the opportunity to save your work and review before submitting it.
Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll then be asked to complete an online judgement test. In it, you’ll find a series of real life scenarios with multiple-choice options. The point here is to see if you’re a good fit for us.
Once we’ve received both your application and your online judgement test we’ll consider both carefully, and get back to you as soon as possible to let you know if you’ve been successful at this point.
Stage 2: Online ability tests and video interview
Our online logical and verbal reasoning ability tests are completed online. Before the start of each test, you’ll have the chance to complete a practice question to familiarise yourself with the format. Free practice tests are also available at www.trytalentq.com if you’d like to have a go before completing the real thing. You may be re-tested if invited through to final assessment.
After you’ve finished your online ability tests, you'll then complete a short video interview. You'll be able to complete this in your own time and will be asked a number of motivational questions.
If you’re successful at this stage, you’ll be invited in to complete a final assessment at our CityPoint offices in London.
Stage 3: Assessment centre
Your final assessment will take place at our CityPoint offices in London, where you’ll take part in our assessment centre. You’ll meet our colleagues, as well as meeting the applicants who could be in your intake, and we’ll work out if we’re the right fit for each other. It’s not about tripping you up but about helping you succeed, and along the way, you’ll complete a few tasks for us:
- Document exercise and competency interview
- Written exercise
- Interactive exercise
This is the final stage, so if you’ve made it this far, we’ll be in touch as soon as we can to offer feedback and to let you know if you’ve been successful in your application.