Make The Most Of It
An assessment centre is a full day consisting of different activities: for example, individual presentations, group exercises and interviews. The assessment centre is designed to give us a realistic picture of you and your abilities – to find out exactly what makes you tick and see if you have the potential to succeed in the apprenticeship programme.
We can't stress this enough. We hire apprentices because we believe their personality will flourish here, so pretending to be someone you're not won't do you any favours. The assessment. Just as importantly, it will also give you an insight into the way we work and give you the opportunity to meet some of our line managers as well as our current apprentices.
During the group exercise, it may be difficult to voice your opinion with other people trying to do the same thing, but make sure you get your point across and give your input. If you do not contribute to the group discussion and say nothing, then we don’t have any evidence to assess you on for that exercise.
Build up an understanding of the business in advance. Explore our website but also visit our social media channels. There’s some great videos on You Tube that provide lots of information about Unilever as a company and of course, our world famous brands.