Careers Service

Interviews, Recruitment Tests & Assessment Centres

Interviews, Recruitment Tests & Assessment centres

Find out about the sessions we have available to help you with interviews, recruitment tests and assessment centres.

On this page, you can find both Careers Service and external events on interviews, tests and assessment centres. We also work closely with top graduate employers who offer events specifically for Newcastle University students.

See details of upcoming live events below. You can also find recordings from our careers sessions and webinars.

Upcoming events

Events will be listed by date below. Clicking on each link below will take you to MyCareer for more details and to find out how to attend.

Recorded events and webinars

Access our recorded careers sessions and webinars, for you to watch in your own time. 

Recruitment tests: how to succeed

Watch our 10 minute recruitment and psychometric tests presentation to:

  • see the range of tests
  • look at some examples 
  • develop your technique and strategy when completing them
  • find out how you can undertake further practice
"Recruitment and psychometric tests" presentation title slide

How to prepare for an assessment centre

Watch our 11 minute assessment centre presentation to find out about:

  • what an assessment centre typically involves
  • effective preparation techniques
  • how to access further resources and activities
"How to prepare for an assessment centre" presentation title slide

Online interviews: how to impress 

Online interviews were already becoming a common part of the early stages of the recruitment process and this trend has accelerated as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Although employer expectations and questions are likely to be similar to those in face to face interviews, remote interviews bring new and different challenges for most applicants.

This 15 minute presentation gives you some practical tips on how to avoid the common pitfalls and prepare for success.

Online interviews masterclass presentation title slide

Interviews: preparing and succeeding 

Watch our 13 minute interviews presentation to help you understand what employers are looking for, and how to prepare to answer different types of questions. 


Screenshot from title page of "Interviews: Preparing and Succeeding - online masterclass"

Delivering a powerful presentation

You may be asked to deliver a presentation as part of an assessment centre.

Our 12 minute online tutorial aims to help you to deliver a powerful presentation and includes advice on how to structure your content, use visual aids/technology effectively and how to overcome nerves. 

Screenshot of presentation online tutorial

Graduates First: 5 steps to pass PwC assessments

Watch this video from Graduates First to help you prepare for PwC's assessment process, including:

  • how to master PwC psychometric tests
  • how to beat the PwC Career Unlocked stage
  • what to anticipate in PwC’s Career Evaluation
  • how to ace PwC interviews
  • how to prepare for PwC’s entire assessment process
Screenshot from PwC video on how to pass their assessment process