The answer to this is short and sweet. The best preparation is undoubtably to attend a mock assessment centre here at City, where you will be able to work on a task with a deadline alongside others, among other things. We get great feedback from students who come along . It is a real confidence-builder for the real thing. Your own performance at an assessment centre will definitely be better after having had this experience as you will have a clearer idea of what it is like to participate and be observed, how you yourself tend to react under pressure and you will also gain an understanding of any areas you need to improve on to do well.
The next Mock Assessment Centre is on Wednesday 9 March 2016 from 1pm – 4pm. You can read more about it here, but will need to come to CityCareers in E125 (Drysdale Building, near the Santander cashpoint) to book a place, which requires a £10.00 returnable deposit. There are a few places left, but these are likely to fill up quickly, so come along to see us as soon as you can.