High growth employers support students to gain new skills at Future Space's Mock Assessment Centre

The Mock Assessment Centre gives employers the chance to work with talented London students

June marked an important month for Loughborough University London with the delivery of its Talent+ Mock Assessment Centre by the Future Space team. Six rapidly scaling employers came together to set personal and team challenges to develop student’s experience of UK employment practices.

The Mock Assessment Centre was based on a typical graduate assessment centre – a method which lots of UK employers use to recruit. The event was designed to prepare students for this method of recruitment. It is supported by employers who have signed up to Loughborough University London’s innovative Talent+ scheme.

Talent+ enables employers to work with Loughborough University London students. It gives them the chance to set challenges, deliver guest lectures, attend careers panels and take part in events like the Mock Assessment Centre.

This year they included;

  • Tech Mahindra, a Forbes Top 50 company currently committed to investing in 1,000 high skill jobs in the UK
  • OnePlan, a rapidly scaling technology company offering a digital platform to plan events. Current clients include Paris 2024, Arsenal and Silverstone
  • Three Sixtee, a local digital marketing agency that has worked with Google, Uber and Heart Radio
  • 4Global, a development agency for sport currently supporting the delivery of Euro 2022
  • Plexal, an innovation company providing space for rapidly scaling companies
  • Sports Interactive, the makers of Football Manager

Ben Cole, Head of Future Space at Loughborough University London, said:

“Collaboration is at the heart of the student experience here at Loughborough University London. Our Mock Assessment Centre allows our students to gain skills and receive feedback from professionals and employers. It helps students to test themselves and to build a network of contacts to support their future employment.”

Abbey Oladapo, Director at Three Sixtee, said:

"Loughborough University is world renowned, so the opportunity to potentially hire talent from their pool of students by attending the assessment centre is an opportunity not to be missed.”

All students who participated in the assessment centre receive individual developmental feedback about their performance. One attendee said:

“It was an amazing experience. I had never attended an Assessment Centre before but I can confidently say this has prepared me for a future assessment centres.”

The Future Space team at Loughborough University London is here to help students achieve their goals, pursue their dream career, and push themselves out of their comfort zone. This assessment centre was one of many events and activities designed to enhance employability skills.

The Future Space team would like to thank all the assessors who participated in the virtual assessment centre and supported this valuable experience for our students. If you would like to become a talent plus partner and be involved in future activities with The Future Space Team, please contact futurespace@lboro.ac.uk.

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