Before becoming a first seat trainee, I had worked as a Paralegal for BLM for just over three years and already had an understanding of the firm. Other than getting my training contract underway, one of the main things that excited me most was becoming more involved in BLM’s CSR activity.
Assessment centres are usually the final stage in a recruitment process – the final challenge before securing your vacation scheme or training contract – so well done!
That said they can be unnerving, especially if you haven’t attended one before. The advice below can go a long way to helping you feel more confident and prepared for the assessment, meaning you’re more likely to be successful!
The recruitment process
The recruitment process at BLM consists of an online application made up of short format questions and some essay format questions. These help to establish what you know about the firm and why you consider yourself a good fit for BLM. After this, you are invited to do an online critical thinking test, which, if successful, leads to an invite to the assessment centre.
The assessment centre itself was made less daunting by the help you can receive from the graduate recruitment team. They make it clear that the day is about finding out who you are, what your strengths are and whether you’re a good fit for BLM. The day also features some downtime where you can ask questions of the current trainees and garner useful tips for the upcoming day.