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    (Original post by asma_motin)
    I have my assessment centre coming up in a few weeks for the school leavers programme, and I'm a bit confused on what comes up, this is what I got emailed:

    a group discussion
    an in-tray and written exercise
    numerical and verbal reasoning tests

    For the in-tray, I'm a bit confused how it works, you're given lots of emails which you priotise. Do you reply to these emails? I read somewhere you just list the type of priority and the action you would take?
    Also for a school leavers, what would the written exercises entail? Confused what happens there
    And with the group discussion, you're given a case study- and you and your group come up with a solution? Does PWC give you a range of solutions to pick from?


    Mainly the in tray and written excercises I'm confused on, but any info about each activity would be really helpful!
    Hi mate,

    Sorry about the late reply,

    You've pretty much said yourself what most of the assessment centre entails,

    so yeah for the in tray excercise you get given a set of emails and you have to list them in order of priority and which ones you will address first, I'd recommend reading through them quickly and getting to the written part because you can quickly run out of time! The written excercise is basically collating an email based on the information received in the in tray emails. Not the most mind boggling task but just need to keep an eye on the time.

    For the group discussion you get a topic to discuss and a range of options to talk through. You all each get given and option and you have to pitch the pros and cons to the greater team. There is no right or wrong answer in this excercise or any of the excercises for that matter. It's just a test to see how well you work with other people.

    Absolutely nothing to worry about if you prepare beforehand.

    What regional office and department did you join mate?

    anyway best of luck,let me know if anything else pops in your mind!
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    When you say " The written excercise is basically collating an email based on the information received in the in tray emails " what do you mean by that - I respond only to what I believe the most important emails, for the written excersies?
    I bought some in tray excersies from assesment day - you're given a set of emails and write out the set of actions you'd take for those emails and list the priority; but what you're saying what actually happens on the day, just to clarify, you're given a set of emails to list in priority and that's It??And the written excercise is mixed in with the in tray by replying to the only important emails?
    Also for the group excersies, does the team report back to a group of assessors? Do we have time to plan what we all have to say??

    Sorry for the tons of questions! I'm trying to be well prepared for It, thank you so much for your answers!

    I'm applying for the st Albans office for assurance, wbu
 
 
 
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