When I arrived for the morning assessment day (we had a group of 6, then afternoon had a group of 6), we were given packs detailing what Sogeti do, also a sheet with what the day entails with timing. We had two 15 minute interviews set up, one with HR and one with a supervisor which they described as a technical interview. It was an amazing experience, great people so don't ever feel scared. Make them laugh but not to a point where your jokes are lame, keep it professional and always ask about graduate retention, what clients they have etc. They like answering those.
Most difficult question
Why do you want this job? (believe me, your answer should last you a minute)
What do you know about testing? (describe software testing etc)
Be yourself, they like friendly approachable type, but also act professional at all times. Also when you are doing the group exercise, whilst you are jotting down on the big piece of paper, always make sure you are giving input and always discussing and arguing as a panel member will be watching you and reviewing your performance.
Make your interviewee laugh, don't stress over the technical questions as they don't expect everyone to know about testing, they are looking more towards people who are themselves, approachable with great customer service and keen to learn.
Experiences at the assessment centre
After our two 15 minute interviews, we had to sit down for a hour test. This consisted of a scenario where a company requires you to find out errors and list them, whilst also thinking outside the box to overcome those errors. There's an extensive list so attention to detail is a must.
We then had lunch (provided) followed by the afternoon group coming in, joining us for a company presentation. After this, we were split into groups for a group exercise. The group exercise was that we were shipwrecked, and there were 12 items that we can carry and list them in accordance to their importance. Might sound easy but you need to think very hard as when you are doing the presentation in front of a panel with the group, you will be asked as to why this wasn't before that etc.
Overall, brilliant day and a lively bunch of people that work for them.
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