So had my assessment yesterday.
Arrived early and filled out some details, just about if your are fit, ok with heights etc. Gave them my passport and driving licence.
We all went to a room where there was a short presentation for 30 mins, after that half went for interviews and skills test and the others went to education for maths and English.
I went to education first. On both assessments you do a few questions first so the system determines what level you are at, then you start. English was just rearranging sentences, grammar and spelling. Some reading for example, job descriptions and reading a bio then matching that bio to a certain job.
Maths was pretty straight forward, add, subtract, multiply. Some fractions and percentages. Nothing to testing.
After that it was the skills test, you have a board in front of you with 3 Openreach boxes at the top and two connected cables. These are all complete, you just need to copy them, you get a short demo first. Itís fairly simple. The instructor told us not to worry about the length of cable, just focus on the connections and colours.
Interviews next, this threw me as I had prepared for scenarios etc. First was just going over CV and two questions. 1, What do you know about Openreach. 2, Why would you make a good engineer. Short discussion on health and safety at the end. The second interview was again 2 questions, 1, Tell me a time where you delivered great customer service. 2, Tell me a time where you dealt with a difficult customer and how did you resolve the issue.
That was it... it was a good day but they could have at least offered water, I guess I should have taken something.
Just the waiting game now but if unsuccessful we were told you can reapply in 6 months. I didn't think it went that well for me so I am not holding my breath, hopefully I am wrong.
Edited by Beefster78 (Wed 28-Mar-18 11:19:47)