Assessment centres

A healthcare assessment centre will typically involve a presentation, a role-play, a competency-based interview, and sometimes a group discussion. To prepare, make sure that you send your presentation to your recruiter ahead of time for a second opinion.

Arrive in plenty of time, or if it’s an early start and a long way to travel, consider staying over nearby the night before. Bear in mind that you’re always being assessed, so remember to be proactive and polite throughout the day.

Assessment usually takes a Circumstance – Action – Result format; you can talk this through with your recruiter ahead of time if you’d like some extra practise. You should structure your calls before you go in and set yourself some pre-call objectives, making sure that you’re making the best possible impression in the time you’re given.