Over 350 first year undergraduate students from the Management School visited Anfield Football Stadium on Tuesday, 17 April to take part in a simulated assessment centre.
Students were asked to deliver presentations and take part in a group exercise as part of their training, which forms part of the assessment for their Placement Preparation Module.
The module includes various topics including completing application forms, interview techniques, CV workshops and sourcing employer information. Students have undertaken a practice job interview with the support of over 25 local and national organisations.
The simulated assessment centre day at Anfield was the culmination of the module, and was set up to match the format of a real employer assessment centre, with students being assessed and receiving feedback from trained assessors on how they’ve performed.
The Careers & Employability Service have developed and delivered the module in collaboration with the Management School to support students on degrees that include a year in industry and to help them prepare for the recruitment process when they are applying for placement opportunities next year.
Darren Siggers, Undergraduate Placement Officer at the Careers & Employability Service, explains
“Students have faced a range of tasks that the placement recruitment process will ask of them ending with the Simulated Assessment Centre at Anfield this week. These experiences have helped students grow in confidence, and students will now be more prepared and able to show potential future employers how excellent they can be in the workplace.
“The experience, confidence, and impact of the module is massive for these students and has a positive impact on their chances of securing a year placement.”