The Discovery Day is an exclusive training and assessment centre. We only invite the most committed and driven graduates who are serious about starting their career. If you are successful in the initial stages and are invited to attend our Discovery Day this is your opportunity to shine.
What is the Discovery Day?
At Discovery we believe that all graduates can get a good graduate job and we will show you how to get the right position.
The Discovery Day is designed to assess your competencies and help you find a quality graduate position which will offer you the support and training you need to excel in your career. You will spend approximately 3 hours at our Discovery Centre. During your time with us we will be evaluating your skills, attitude and needs through a number of activities and a face to face interview. You will be assessed and given feedback on your performance.
The Discovery Day offers you the opportunity to gain access to top graduate recruiters, benefit from careers advice and tips for successful interviews and get genuine advice from commercial career consultants.
Becoming a 'Discovery Graduate' will give you a head start over your competitors in the graduate market place. You will be presented with some of the best opportunities available. We only represent graduates who are serious about getting a quality graduate position. During the Discovery Day you need stand out. Energy and enthusiasm are important and you must impress us. We are looking for outstanding individuals and are committed to finding graduates the right graduate jobs!
What is in it for me?
Attending the Discovery Centre
- First step to getting a quality graduate position
- Access to top graduate employers
- Genuine advice from commercial careers consultants
- Career counselling - CV Tips, Interview Advice
- Advice to improve your skill set
- FREE Training to give you the ability to 'sell yourself at interview'
Becoming a 'Discovery Graduate'
- You will be assigned a personal consultant who will work with you and is committed to finding you the right graduate position.
- You will have unlimited access to your assigned consultant who will provide advice, training and feedback.
- You will be eligible to take part in respected personal development training programs.
- You will gain access to the top Graduate Employers and Graduate Careers.
- You will stand out from other less prepared Graduates in the job hunting market.
What to expect!
The Group Exercises
The exercises you will be involved in are designed to enable us to see you in action. They are not there to catch you out. In fact, we are not really concerned by the results, just merely how you go about dealing with the challenges you are faced with. We are seeking to understand what your motivations are, your driving forces, how you react under pressure and your process when dealing with others. Remember a lot of the experiences and emotions you experience here will be evident within your roles every day of your life. We want to see a snap shot of you!
They are also designed to be fun. Very quickly as you get involved you will be surprised how you react to certain situations. As well as the obvious enjoyment, you may well learn a lot about yourself.
What we are looking for?
For the majority of graduates at this stage in their career, experience in any particular field is limited. We assess therefore based upon inherent competencies rather than competencies demonstrated through success and experience in a role.
We are looking at you to demonstrate the following competencies: -
- Ambition and drive
- Resilience and determination
- A Positive Attitude
- Ability to get things done
- Influencing and Persuading
- Competitive spirit
- Gets involved
- Able to communicate an idea effectively
- Analytical approach to problem solving
The Individual Interview
Your interview will take place with one or more of the senior consultants. They will be talking to you about the day and how you may have performed in certain areas and question your actions in others. They will also be talking to you about what you have done to date from your CV and why you should be a Discovery Graduate. Think about what makes you stand out and back up your answers by drawing upon relevant experiences.
Avoid giving one word answers, they tell us nothing. Substantiate your experiences to date by giving relevant examples and make sure you have at least two for each competency. For example, when asked what your greatest achievement is to date, your degree is not considered a satisfactory answer as to be here today and qualify for the initial screening process required you to possess a degree. Consider your responses carefully and make your answers relevant to the questions.
We have attached some good interview advice further in this document.
Career Advice & Training
With over 15 years worth of experience within graduate recruitment the consultants at Discovery understand the needs and desires of graduates aspiring to become successful in their careers. As a member of the AGR (Association of Graduate Recruiters) the consultants at Discovery are recognised as experts in their field. We have helped thousands of graduates find the right graduate job.
During the 'Discovery Day' you will be given structured training and coaching on how to perform at you best during an interview or assessment day with a graduate employer. We will give you the best advice to ensure success at interview and make sure you secure that position.
The consultants will show you how to sell yourself to an employer and provide valuable tips and knowledge which will give you a head start over other graduates without this information. Competition for the best jobs within the graduate market place is fierce and you need to stand out from the crowd. We will show you how to!
Companies will use Psychometric testing as an alternative to the more traditional methods of assessing the candidates' suitability for the vacancy in question. Graduates often find the thought of Psychometric testing daunting. "Test" implies there should be right or wrong answers. A lot of people think that they will be caught out but let us put your mind at ease. There are no wrong answers!
At the 'Discovery Day' we will give you a psychometric test so you know what to expect when you go to client assessment days and interviews. This questionnaire is designed to create a profile of your personality and establish what your preferred behavioural style is. With this information it is possible to establish the most suitable career choice based on your personality.
There is no preparation for a personality test, so simply answer without thinking too much. Your first reaction is what counts. Many people think they should answer questions in a way the employer wants - don't do it as these questionnaires have check questions to identify candidates attempting to fake their answers. Above all answer honestly!
Not only will the 'Discovery Day' offer you the chance to meet commercial careers advisors and ask all the questions you have about finding a graduate position and what to expect but you will also have the opportunity to network with like minded graduates and learn from their experiences in the graduate market place.
The Discovery Day acts as a forum to collect valuable information and learn about the opportunities available to you and the chance to improve your skill set and gain success in finding a graduate job. Discovery is here to provide the best advice and help you get a graduate job that matches your needs and requirements.