Online Test Practice Opportunity

Call for volunteers – Exciting Online Test Practice Opportunity

Do you need to sit online recruitment tests as part of your job applications?

Would you like the chance to practise taking some real recruitment test questions?

If so, read on!

You are invited to volunteer to take part in our test development trial. The trial will cover the following three content areas:

  • Civil Service Verbal Reasoning
  • Civil Service Numerical Reasoning
  • Civil Service Situational Judgement

These will be used to recruit future civil servants and your participation will help to shape the future Civil Service.

The trial questions are not timed but we recommend allowing approximately 1 hour to complete the trial.

If you’d like to get involved, please select one of the following two job levels, based on the job level you would naturally consider making a job application for, to try out some practice test content:

Executive Officer (EO)

EOs are involved in problem solving, business planning and policy making. EOs usually work within a supportive team structure, under the direction of relevant team leaders, and can also hold individual responsibility for pieces of work within a programme or project.

Higher Executive Officer/Senior Executive Officer (HEO/SEO)

Workers at this level make significant contributions toward decision making at the very highest levels of government in areas such as business planning or policy implementation. Working within a supportive team structure, under the direction of relevant team leaders, or managing teams and workloads.

The link will take you to a “job vacancy” page on the Civil Service Jobs site – this will be used to record some basic personal details.

Once you’ve applied, you will be asked for consent to take part in the trial.
After the consent you will receive an email with a trial test link.

If you have any questions please contact:


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June careers workshops

Career Skills: Presentation Skills

Tuesday 18 June 10.00-1.00 TM1-03 Yellow Zone Roding

Feel confident in using your interpersonal skills to present information.
By the end of the session you will be able to: describe what makes a good presentation – focusing on the person, the tools and the preparation, apply practised techniques for reducing fears and apply practised presentation skills.

Assessment Centres

Tuesday 18 June  11.30-1.00 TM2-02 Yellow Zone Roding

This workshop is an introduction to assessment centres which are often used by large employers in graduate recruitment.

Preparing for Psychometric Tests – Verbal & Numerical Reasoning

Thursday 20 June 2.00 3.30 TM2-04 IT Lab Yellow Zone Roding

During this workshop you will learn about both numerical and verbal reasoning tests used by employers during recruitment. Participants will get the chance to look at example questions as a group and work through some further examples in a supportive environment.

Careers Skills: Time Management

Wednesday 26 June 10.00-12.00 TM2-02 Yellow Zone Roding

Feel confident in your ability to manage your time and develop your understanding of what time management entails.
By the end of the session you will be able to: understand what is meant by time management, assess your ability to manage time, list tips for improving in your management of time and commit to personal time management goals for the future.

Confidence for Careers Success

Wednesday 26 June 11.30-1.00 TM1-03 Yellow Zone Roding

This session will enable you to gain an insight into the impact and effects of confidence on your career development.and develop strategies to boost your level of confidence, achieve your career goals and build resilience. 11.30-1.00 TM1-03 Yellow Zone Roding


Wednesday 26 June 2.00-4.00 TM2-01 IT Lab Yellow Zone Roding

This is a practical and interactive job club, which gives students the opportunity to access Careers support, to explore the range of resources available, and to receive individual advice and guidance, and to apply for jobs

To book a place on any of these workshops please go to our r Eventbrite page.

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Free Employability Programme for BAME graduates living in East London


The graduates can choose from one of the three programmes that will take place on:

  • ·         Thursday 27th June 2019
  • ·         July 2019 (date to be confirmed)
  • ·         August 2019 (date to be confirmed)

We would really appreciate you sharing this opportunity with your networks. There is no age limit but applicants must:

·  Have graduated in the last 18 months

·  Live in East London

·  Not already taking part in any other graduate/government employment programme or internship

·  Be unemployed/underemployed (not in your desired field of work)

·  Be from a Black, Asian, minority ethnic and mixed heritage (BAME) background

To receive more information please ask applicants to complete this form or email us on

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The London Graduate Fair will take place on
Wednesday 19 June 2019, 11:00 – 16:00 at Olympia London, W14 8UX
  • Meet up to 60 prospective employers and postgraduate training providers from a wide range of sectors
  • Free Presentation Programme with talks on general careers advice such as Writing a killer CV, How to ace an interview and How to ace an Assessment Centre
  • Hear from employers including Kent Police, Mindhill Talent and Cerner on what it’s like to work for them
  • Get Free CV tips and advice at the CV Surgery
  • Open to all students and graduates regardless of university, degree, graduation year and experience
The entrance to Olympia London is on Hammersmith Road and is accessed via a ramp in the foyer and lifts to Level three. 
We provide a sign language interpreter on the day. If you have any specific requirements please email   
 Start your graduate career today.
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Volunteer Fair – Wednesday 12 June

A volunteer fair will be held at Caxton House 129 St Johns Way London N19 3RQ on Wednesday 12June 12.30 to 2.30 pm.

This is an opportunity for students to gain new skills and further develop existing skills asell as getting to know the Islington Community.

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Sparta Global – Industry Insights Open Evening

Sparta Global – Industry Insights Open Evening

Careers in Tech, Pizza and Networking

Wednesday 19th June, 6pm – 8pm

125 London Wall, City of London


Are you a recent university graduate and looking to explore a career in technology and consulting?

Sparta Global is a leading graduate employer in the UK with practices in London and across the country. Our Graduate Programmes in Technology, Business and Data consulting attract top university graduates from a variety of degree subjects. Whether you have studied a STEM subject or you have a passion for creative problem solving, tech could be a fantastic career option to unlock your potential and make a real difference.

How does a tech company work? What do tech consultants do? How to secure a first role in industry? How could you change the world through code?

Join us for a friendly open evening featuring industry insights, careers advice and networking at our beautiful London office. Please find your invite below:


Come and learn more.

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Societe Generale opportunity for students

You may be interested in the opportunity below that has come to us from East London Business Alliance (ELBA).

If you would like to attend, please email your interest to and you will receive all details upon place confirmation

Societe Generale is one of the principal retail and investment banks in France, and here in the UK the business services range from corporate and investment banking to private banking services, asset management, prime brokerage, clearing services and vehicle & equipment finance.

Date: Friday 21st June
Location: Bishopsgate

Societe Generale volunteers from a range of departments in the bank will support three workshops designed to develop the work-readiness of university students, while also providing the students with an insight into some of the different roles and careers within the bank, and the financial services industry more generally. A rotation of volunteers between the three 45-minute workshops will support the students on three main themes:

  1. 09.45 – 10.30 – What makes a great CV & personal profile/statement
  2. 10.45 – 11.30 – Mock interviews and techniques. STAR model and competency-based interview question practice.
  3. 11.45 – 12.30 – presentation skills – groups to work on a presentation and deliver to the rest of the room.
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Cognism Insight Event for graduates – Thursday 6 June 6 – 8 pm London

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Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) to help students from underrepresented backgrounds

SEO London is a charity that helps students from underrepresented backgrounds (ethnic minorities, low socio-mobility as well as females) break into top industries. They have partnered with the Royal Academy of Engineering to run the Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) for the past 4 years with the aim to increase diversity and inclusion across the engineering profession.

The Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) of 2019 is scheduled to happen in Sept-Nov 2019 (dates and venues TBC).

This 2-day event is FREE for students to attend and are designed to give participants a good insight into the engineering industry and equip them with the necessary skills to tackle the application process for a role within engineering. Students will be required to attend both days of the events they are selected for.

There will be a series of workshops focusing on strengthening CVs, helping participants ace competency interviews, group exercises as well as technical interviews.

Additionally, participants will get the chance to speed network with representatives from up to 16 partner firms including AECOM, Amey, Arup, Atkins, BAE Systems, Network Rail and many other world class engineering firms.

The GEEP is open to students of all years of study as well as recent graduates studying relevant degrees for the engineering industry. In last year’s cohort alone, close to 30 students successfully received internship/placements offers off the back of attending these events.

Information on how to apply can be found at : – students are encouraged to register with SEO London who will let them know when the GEEP 2019 events are open for application.

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Way to Win: How to succeed in the graduate labour market – Wednesday 5 June Holloway campus

Careers and Employability Way to Win 2019

How to succeed in the graduate labour market

A one day careers extravaganza designed to help you to succeed in your search for the perfect job.

External speakers from organisations including Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), MHS, Civil Service Fast Stream. Girls on Tour, Eventbrite and many more.

Wednesday 5 June 2019 9am – 4.30 pm, Holloway campus.

To register please go to our Eventbrite page


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