The next stage of the recruitment process is the Nestle Assessment Centre, during which you will be assessed by senior members of the relevant business area across a variety of exercises. These include both motivational and business interviews, which may take the form of the:
This task will examine your ability to communicate with a team and reach a final decision. Throughout this exercise, you will be closely observed by recruiters and so ensure you are confident and able to demonstrate your strengths: be engaged and share your ideas, make sure to ask your teammates critical questions, but also build on somebody else’s input and develop on their points when you get a chance. Always try your best to persuade others towards your opinions, but do not be too aggressive. And most importantly – stay calm and confident.
- Learn more about the Group Exercise here
- Nestle Written Exercise
This time you will be asked to independently work on a previously unseen case study. This will be provided in the candidate brief.
Start by skim reading through the candidate brief and plan your response.
Remember – it is better to omit a few details and make your arguments shorter, than to run out of time! Finishing your conclusion is the most important part of this task.
- Learn more about the Written Exercise here
Tip for Nestle Assessment Centre: all Assessment Centre exercises are timed. It is therefore advantageous to practise beforehand, as this reduces the (precious) time taken for candidates to familiarise themselves with the task.
Learn more about assessment centres here
You can practice the Assessment Centre using Graduates First’s resources. GF offers sets of questions for each stage of the assessment day. You can purchase them here.