In the BHE I attended we were 19 of whom 10 was selected to join the company
the day begin at 6:30 am with a brief introduction to the event and the assessors then you will be told to introduce yourself by draw a picture that reflects you and explain why next you will be divided into 2 groups and each one had a poster of the company history and departments core values expansion and each one of us had to talk about something he noticed and then we were given some cards that represent company departments and product lines (7 departments and 11 product lines )to read them and get the basics of each one and then we went to breakfast where the assessors joined us so seem sociable with everyone next we were given several presentations . Listen carefully, because they give important information which you will need to recall in a presentation you are going to give on the second day. One thing to pay extra careful attention to and embed within your head are the core values within BH. This is emphasized upon by the employees a lot, so remember them and use them where possible.
next you will attend 2 tests each 45 mins the first one is maths test (also called IQ or Logical test) it is about Mayan numbers so make sure you know about them before this it include transformation of Mayan numbers to English and vise verse and also addition subtraction multiplication of Mayan numbers take care that when asked to write arabic numbers they actually mean english ones (12345.....the next one is a case study about some safety situation be ware safety comes firstyou will read long passage and answer 9 questions
next you will have to do 5 experiments each of 10 mins
1-Measure the pH of Coke and Coffee You'll be given 3 cups. One has coke, one has coffee and the other have distilled water. You have litmus paper. Using the litmus paper measure the pH of the coke and coffee and record your results you have to dip the paper in each cup for to seconds and then use the legend on the papers' holder to identify PH You now have to record your results of pH using an electronic pH meter. Remember to calibrate it using the distilled water so that the pH of the meter is at 7. There will be an instruction manual for the meter if you don't know how to use it. Use the gloves provided and wear the goggles
2- Measure the values of 4 resistors
You have a piece of equipment that allows you to measure the resistances you will measure 3 of them by the device the last one by the legend
3- Assemble a model
Different parts with labels will be put on the table with a set of assembling instructions. Just follow the instructions and you'll be fine. Remember to wear the goggles provided.
4- Assemble a drill part
Again this is similar to above, just follow the instructions and remember to wear the goggles.
5- Measure the diameter and depth of a model using a Vernier Calliper You'll be given a model of a drill bit for which you have to find several properties, e.g. outer diameter, inner diameter, depth etc using a vernier calliper. Again remember to read the instruction manual thoroughly and quickly. This can be a bit tricky to use if you haven't used one before.
Then we were split into groups again and this time we had to build a rig from a given set of equipment (paper, straws, sellotape) and imaginary money. There are 3 different rig options you can choose. It was a timed session, we had about 45 minutes to build, then each about 5 minutes to present why we chose the materials, rig etc. There are limited materials, so it's based on first come first serve, so don't waste too much time deciding what rig you want to build and what materials you need. Be spontaneous.
Remember this is all about how you work as a team. So make sure you communicate effectively and give everyone a chance to do something they are judging individually so if your team fails its not the end a panel interview at the end of the day with each one of you. You will be asked 3 questions why you want to join BH ? why you want to be field engineer ? and what are your concerns?
day ended at 7 30 pm
At 7:30 AM it began with another presentation for an hour followed by a break. At 8 AM we were given a debating exercise to do. You'll be shown a scenario followed by a number of possible reactions from which you have to choose one Once you've chosen what you'd do, people who picked the same as you will be grouped up and you then have to debate and encourage the other group to come over to your side and why you are correct and they are wrong. They are judging your ability to communicate and persuade. so remember safety honesty and teamwork when you choose
This exercise lasted about an hour and was then followed by another group exercise. Again we were split into groups of 5, this time we had to prepare a 10 minute presentation to give imagining that we are BH employees giving a presentation to University students at a careers fair encouraging them to apply for us. Try and be innovative in your approach. Different groups did different things. Remember to include the core values of BH and how Safety is of paramount importance. You have 15 minutes to prepare, with 10 minutes to present, followed by 5 minutes of questions.
. A panel interview with all the BH staff that were present on the day. Each person was given a different question (typical interview questions)
After this panel interview was the hardest part, waiting for the answer. They tell you a yes or a no on the day.
Most difficult question
if you have a family commitment and critical work at same time what do you choose ?
Experiences at the assessment centre
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group exercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions