(Original post by dgExe)
I'm also through to the AC stage of this, but they have my email address wrong on their system and haven't yet changed it, so I'm not getting any emails from them (I only know I'm through because I managed to login on the main website).
If anyone could post or PM me what their email said I'd be very grateful
Thank you for undertaking a telephone interview for the National Graduate Development Programme (ngdp) for local government. We have now had the opportunity to review your performance and I am delighted to be able to invite you to the next stage, an information session and the assessment centre.
Prior to assessment centres we are holding a series of informal information sessions designed to give you the opportunity to interact with current National Management Trainees, participating Local Authorities and the ngdp team. The information days are non assessed. The sessions will last approximately three hours and should help you to make an informed decision about the ngdp.
In order to book both your place at an information session and assessment centre, please login to your ‘My Account’ area on our website.
ONCE YOU LOGIN YOU WILL SEE TWO LINKS, ONE TO BOOK YOUR ASSESSMENT CENTRE AND ANOTHER TO BOOK YOUR INFORMATION SESSION, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING ONE.
We are holding Information Sessions at the following venues and would strongly encourage you to book into the one that is closest to you, travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a maximum of £30. Please ensure that you obtain receipts for all your travel arrangements and attach them to your expenses claim form. Mileage is reimbursed at 25 pence per mile. Information Sessions will take place as follows:
1st March –Leeds
3rd March - London
Please be aware that spaces at these sessions are limited so they may not all be available when you come to book one.
All of our Assessment Centers are being held at venues in London, Birmingham and Leeds therefore please choose and book a suitable date when you return to your account.
Once you have booked your place, you will be able to access a map and directions to the assessment centre venue.
Please be aware that your Assessment Centre will be an all day event, which will start at 9.15am and finish at 4.30pm.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a maximum of £50. This maximum will also include any overnight accommodation costs you may incur. We are unable to reimburse any costs incurred over £50.
At the assessment centre you will be required to complete a number of exercises that will be both individual and group-based tasks. You will participate in a group exercise and a role play, prepare and deliver a presentation and complete an analysis report. These exercises are designed to gain further evidence of the assessment dimensions we have explored with you through the initial application form and the interview, a full list of these can be found on the www.ngdp.co.uk
We strongly advise you to undertake some research into local government ahead of your scheduled session, but you will not need to prepare in advance for any of the exercises or bring anything with you.
Lunch will be provided on the day, so please contact us if you have any special dietary requirements we need to be made aware of. Additionally, please contact us as soon as possible if you have any other requirements for the day. It is important that we have enough notice to enable us to make the necessary adjustments if required.
Please be aware that all candidates that have been invited to attend an assessment centre will be able to book into the dates available online; in order to avoid disappointment we would encourage you to book a space as soon as possible as dates and spaces are limited.
If you have any further questions in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us either by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone on: 0845 222 0250.
Congratulations on your success and we very much look forward to seeing you at the next stage.
ngdp Programme Manager