The Apple Assessment Centre will be a chance for you to network with professionals working at Apple, and learn more about the company. It is the perfect time for you to get a better insight into what it is like to work at Apple.
The exercises you might be expected to take are:
This exercise will examine your ability to work as part of a team. Throughout this task, a number of Apple employees will observe you on your ability to solve problems as part of a team.
It is important that you are confident to share and argue for your ideas, but also be ready to contribute to somebody else’s input. Most importantly, speak clearly and do not interrupt anyone!
Tip: Try to persuade others towards your ideas and also ask critical thought-provoking questions, but only do so when it feels natural. You need to appreciate that other people on the team are just as important.
Learn more about Group Exercises
This task will ask you to prepare a response to a previously unseen case study problem. It will be provided in the candidate brief given to you.
Tip: Start by skimming through all the information provided in the candidate brief and then plan your response quickly. You should not be starting to answer before you form a clear idea for your response. Always check your spelling and watch the time – in many cases it might be better to miss one or two arguments in order to finish the task on time.
Learn more about Written Exercises
In this exercise you will be given around 20 minutes to work in a pair and analyse a set of information. You and your partner will then need to prepare your response. In the second portion of the task, your interviewer will play the role of a client and you will be representing Apple. In this task, you will need to demonstrate your negotiation skills, team-working ability and analytical thinking.
Learn more about Role Play Exercises