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    Hi all

    I have been invited to attend a civil service assessment centre. I've never had to do one of these days before. I currently work for civil service in the equivalent of an HEO role but it is a technical profession so I only had to pass an application and standard interview for my current job.

    My 2 questions are to people who have passed assessment centres previously (current civil servants or people who passed fast stream/other civil service assessment centres last year):

    1) Did you do any practice tests prior to the day?
    2) If so, which test providers did you find most beneficial?

    Many thanks in advance for your help.
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    I wouldn't worry too much if you are already an HEO grade.

    The assessment centre will ask you to perform in three tasks, all of which are supposed to be in a work like environment. You already have that experience, so have more skills that many others who sit the same assessment center. Best advice I can give you is to treat it like a new job, at HEO grade, and deal with the tasks in that mindset.

    I'm assuming you have already been by now, but if not - that is my advice.

    If you have attended, I hope it went well
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    Thank you for the reply. I had the assessment centre last week. They were assessing over 200 people for only 40 posts and I actually found it very challenging. My current "HEO" post is technical and I wasn't recruited on the usual civil service competencies - there are separate technical competencies for my job. So all the civil service tasks/competencies are completely new to me.
 
 
 
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