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Cant believe this is the only post on here for the scheme. You had ur a/c yet? Think I'm on one of the last ones in march... So not for a while yet.. You been on the online forums they run? - i went on one but its chaos! ended up giving up on it and just watching what other people put - seemed everyone has the same q's about it
Good luck for your assessment centre! And don't worry too much, it's not too daunting and even though it's an entire day it zooms past and it'll be over before you know it! I went on the forums too, but it didn't help a great deal since there was so much going on!
Do you feel prepared? I didn't when I went on it! haha but still it was okay. apart from the last bit which was the business case. I hated that bit
I'm not too worried just yet - got a few weeks to prepare so not gunner stress just yet. ha - i've seen on another forum the business case isn't much fun. though its the numerical test im dreading... really don't knw how i managed to pass that bit. Why's the business case so bad? - are there a lot of ppl working on it?? oooh hope it goes well for u
I'll not go into much detail about the business case to keep it fair for everyone but there's a LOT of information, and you've only got an hour to go through it and make a presentation. You do that bit on your own. An hour sounds like enough, but it feels like five minutes. The presentation itself wasn't too bad, but they really killed me with questions afterwards. Or felt that way anyway
The group exercise was pretty fun actually, so don't worry about that at all. Just make sure you know what they're looking for from you. You all sit around a table (bout ten of you) and every person has their own assessor. But don't worry, you kinda forget they're there.
I've no idea how many people they'll take on. There were about 20 people in the assessment centre and there are five of them.
Overall it was a really good day, enjoyable but I was knackered by the end. Hopefully some more people will join the forum and we can talk about it some more or you can chat to some people you'll be joining late march
I had mine last week too, I presume we were at the same one! When do you reckon we'll hear? I'm hoping this week. I keep dreaming about it haha. No i've not sent off my expenses yet, I keep forgetting. Hope it's not too late. I drove though, so I don't have a receipt.... I know the miles however. Should probably send that tonight...
To anyone who still has to attend an assessment centre for any Network Rail scheme, DO NOT WORRY. I see plenty of people on student room worrying about assessment centres, but in my mind that is a recipe for failure. Go into the whole thing with the attitude that "I am going to pass" because if you can't hack the interview process, how the hell will you hack the real job when you will be expected to deliver on a day to day basis?
Has anybody else?
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