There is that one thing that looms large and foreboding at the end of the process that can seem very daunting – the assessment day.
The first thing to note is that you’ve already done very well to get this far in the process (well done!). You’ve made it through the initial application, the strengths assessment, the digital interview and hopefully by now you have engaged with trainees in the office you’ve applied to as well. You’ve told us about your achievements, strengths and demonstrated your capability – it’s now time to showcase your personality and find out if you are the right fit for Grant Thornton and vice versa. Remember, generally we set our assessment days up so that we can offer a position to each person in attendance so it is important to relax, be yourself and demonstrate that you can fit into the Grant Thornton culture.
A top tip for the day is to dress smart. It’s great to see everyone in their business wear ready for a day at the office and this makes a really good impression with the assessors. And make sure you’re on time, it makes the day a lot easier for everyone.
Your assessment will last approximately half a day and will involve an interview around your strengths and potential as well as a group exercise, where you’ll work together with the other candidates on some really relevant issues – after this you’ll get a well-earned lunch, where you’ll have the chance to meet some of our trainees and get to know us better.
The best advice we can give is to relax and remind yourself that all our assessors are people too. They’ll be supportive and will want to you do well, just as much as you do. You also don’t need to prepare too much for the day- you’ll be learning new things and getting involved in understanding our purpose of shaping a vibrant economy. Relax, be yourself and enjoy the experience.