Assessment centres are widely used by companies when recruiting graduates. Assessment centres usually last for half a day and consist of a number of exercises which are used to assess the skills and qualities the company require for the job.
Psychometric tests are regularly used by employers as an early part of their recruitment process. The best chance of passing these tests is plenty of practice. With this in mind the Careers Service have a launched a new service for practice psychometric tests.
Whilst working at Mizuho bank I researched and developed new Reverse Stress Testing scenarios based on departmental stresses, and creating new FX and interbank rate model; concluded weekly with updates and adjustments subject to meetings. I completed a variety of departmental revaluations daily, often manually overriding data points
Student Employability: Breaking Barriers is a series of free talks for students and staff that look to help individuals overcome and challenge potential discrimination in the workplace and will help students build valuable links and knowledge in preparation for post-University employment.
Full details are available here: http://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/breakingbarriers.html
I was posted as an Economic Analyst in the Strategy Team, working in the Disability Analysis Division (DAD) on two large projects: the Fulfilling Potential Outcomes and Indicators Framework and the International Comparisons of Disability Evidence Synthesis.