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Employer Led Practice Assessment Centres

What to expect...

If you expect to attend an employer's assessment centre this year, for either a graduate job or internship, then you can practice first by attending this mock assessment centre.

Each Assessment Centre is provided by a range of employers from different sectors. You don't have to be applying to the employers or sectors involved as they will be running general exercises typical of assessment centres run by any company.

You will complete:

  • an e-tray exercise
  • a group exercise
  • a presentation

and then receive feedback on how you have performed in each area.
You will also have the chance to network with the graduate recruiters taking part in the event.

Outcomes: Participating in this session will enable you to:

  • Increase your familiarity with the range of exercises used by graduate employers in assessment centres
  • Identify your own strengths and weaknesses across a range of assessment centre exercises
  • Use feedback from actual graduate employers to improve your performance at assessment centres
  • Approach real graduate assessment centres with increased confidence

Recruiters Involved

The Skills4Work programme focuses on skills which are common in any graduate job. You therefore do not need to be interested in applying to the companies who are involved with a particular practice assessment centre as the focus will be the skills, not the sector they work in.

How to prepare...

The Help With... section of our website suggests a range of resources on preparing for Assessment Centres. 

Using these in advance will help you get more out of this event.

After the Event / Unable to Attend?

The Help With... section of our website also suggests a range of resources, other events and one-to-one support available to anyone who is preparing to attend an assessment centre.

Cancellations and Late Arrivals...

For all UCL Careers Events, please aim to arrive 5 minutes before the published start time.

If you arrive late and the event has already started, the facilitator reserves the right to refuse entry so that you don't disrupt the event for other attendees who arrived on time.

If you miss the event due to late arrival, you will also lose your deposit.


For those who have registered and paid the deposit, you can cancel up to one working day before the event is due to take place and receive a your deposit back in full. If you cancel with less notice, (for any reason), or simply don't turn up, you will lose the deposit.

The Mock Assessment Centres for this term have already taken place.
Please see our 'Interview and Assessment Centres' page for more information on other events, appointments and resources that will help you prepare for any forthcoming assessment centres.

We will be running more Mock Assessment Centres in the Spring Term. To be notified about dates for these, we strongly recommend that you register for UCLAlert! now so that we can keep you informed when new dates are confirmed.

You MUST register your interest in advance and then pay a returnable £20 cash deposit in person at UCL Careers if you wish to attend any Practice Assessment Centre. This enables us to monitor attendance levels and ensure that they are more effective for those attending.

Places are allocated to those making the payment on a first come, first served basis and more students register interest online than there are places available so you will remain on a reserve list after registering until we receive your deposit. We therefore recommend early payment to avoid disappointment!

Registration is done through your "My UCL Careers" account. If you're using this for the first time, please read the My UCL Careers Instructions carefully before trying to log in.

You can register TWO weeks before an event is due to take place and bookings will close when it is fully booked or, at the latest, 1 working day before the event.

Can I attend if I haven't booked?

Unfortunately NO! Assessment Centres are popular and usually fully booked. They are also hosted at company premises and require an attendance list to be confirmed in advance so it won't be possible to turn up on the day if you haven't registered and paid your deposit.

If places do become available through last minute cancellations, we will contact those who have registered but not paid to see if you're still able to attend at short notice - please ensure you have a current mobile number on your My UCL Careers profile so we can do this.

Notification of future events

To ensure you find out when a workshop you're interested in is available for booking, we strongly recommend that you register with UCLAlert!