I have an upcoming assessment day for a position as a social researcher at the ONS in Newport. I’m just wondering if anyone has been recently / knows what to expect, whether the test I take will be the same as taken for statisticians and economists / best advice for preparation, etc.
I really want to get this job for loads of reasons, but I am just graduating this summer so don’t have any hands on professional experience. I’m on for a first in my degree result so that should help, I’m thinking of taking a bound copy of my dissertation to the interview with me so I can demonstrate experience in dealing with large volumes of data and presenting the findings and methodology clearly. Is this recommended? Aside from doing a ton of background research on the ONS and it’s operations, is there any other advice on how I can best prepare?
I’m really grateful for any replies as I’m beginning to get pretty nervous about the whole thing, and if anyone has actually been to the assessment centre or works there and can offer any insight then that would be brilliant. There seem to be a few posts on here, but no one ever updates the post after the actual day!
Thanks in advance.