[QUOTE=sk27;1112]hi im new to this site and think its great that everyone can talk and help each other.
I just wanted to ask about the GT If you also had to do a presentation on the day of the asesment centre.
Im really nervous and have mine in a couple of weeks[/QUOTE]
Having had my assessment centre a few weeks ago, and final interview recently, the first thing I would say to you is don’t panic!
The interviewers at every stage are really friendly, and I think this helped me to relax and perform well.
As far as the assessment centre goes, it is very relaxed. The interview is about 40 mins long and is quite similar to the telephone one, albeit with slightly different questions and a few business knowledge ones tagged on. As long as you prepare the competencies as before, and have a couple of recent business stories you feel comfortable discussing you should be fine.
The second part is the teamwork exercise. It really doesnt help you to know what it is, I know most of my group laughed when we found out, and it really was fun rather than a test. You can see elsewhere in this thread what it involves, but I would encourage you not to take it too seriously or plan too much as I think they were looking more for how you interact with the rest of the group rather than whether the task is hugely successful or not.
After that there is a lunch with some trainees who were also really nice, and then a talk from someone in HR about the professional qualification involved, in my case ACA. Then home time!
There is definitely no presentation at any stage of the process, and no tests between the telephone interview stage and getting an offer.
To Redsuperted - I got an offer from GT and I am keen to give something back to this site which really helped me prepare. If you have any questions regarding the rest of the process just IM me or post them below and I will try and answer them for you.