Re: Virgin Media Assessment day - Access Field Tech
Hey there, I had my assessment in October/November last year and the day went for me as follows. Was roughly about half a day and it started with a general meet and greet from the Managers from the area recruiting then a video of the company and how things in the job progress. (the usual what to expect from the role stuff). There was around 12-14 of us.
Once that is complete we were split into 3 teams and would complete the following tasks, the team I was in started with the team exercise which consisted of us having to create a egg holder/protector from some basic materials and building it to be dropped from a 10ft height at the end of the day. You had things like pencils, straws, balloon, etc. Get involved and speak out ur ideas, I kinda took charge cause i like to try take the lead on most things i do.
Next came the presentation which is 3 minutes long and usually has a powerpoint aspect to it. Some people didn't do powerpoint in mine but a flip chart instead, 1 didn't even have that just stood there and waffled on about his family. What I would suggest is to give your powerpoint some structure have slides for certain parts of the presentation and make sure what ur talking about is relevant and structured too. Time urself speaking it aloud and try to do it in front of a friend/relative if possible. Football and car/motorsport has been done to death and to be honest should be avoided if possible, try to be original and do it on something you enjoy (shows your passion for it/interest). I did mine on the prison service as im a ex prison officer. Prepare for questions as the managers and the audience tend to ask questions, audience is only the people in ur team usually.
3rd and final part of the day was the practical test which for us was a wiring 2 telephone sockets. They show u how to do it prior to u doing the task and give u visual aids to help while ur doing it.
After that we dropped our egg holders to see who survived my teams came second but hey i still got a interview afterwards and now I work as a field tech and out on my own at around 50/75% quota of jobs atm. Believe in urself and ur own ability and you will be fine.
Hope this helps, bare in mind that your day could be different from mine but that is the bare bones of what i did.
Last edited by niblic3rd; 19-02-2012 at 11:47.