What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
- Exposure to industry experts who conduct company training.
- Dealing with a variety of employment law issues on a day to day basis.
- Additional earning potential through overtime and referrals.
- Fast paced and solutions focussed working enviroment.
- Support given - from management all the way down.
- Additional opportunities (I represented Peninsula at a graduate fair)
- Peninsula People - who organise events both inside and outside of work time.
- Basic salary could be higher (however this is offset by overtime and referral oppurtunities).
- Fast paced working enviroment may not be for everyone.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £19,000 - £21,000
Current salary: £19,000 - £21,000
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Applied via a graduate job site. Submitted my CV, took part in a telephone interview and invited to assessment centre.
The process was very professional and I was asked to attend the next available assessment centre after the telephone interview.
Do you have any interview tips?
Ensure you've read up on recent developments in employment as this knowledge will come in very useful during the assessment centre and interview.
Clearly demonstrate the skills you possess and how you will use these skills to offer a fantastic service to Peninsula's clients.
Don't be afraid to show your personality. You will spend a lot of time interacting with clients and during these interactions knowledge alone will not be enough; it's essential you can demonstrate what else you bring to the table.
Make up of Assessment centre:
- Introduction - each candidate was given a few minutes to talk about themselves and their background.
- Two group activities - candidates were split into numerous groups and given a real scenario Peninsula's advisors have dealt with, each group was asked to explain what they would do. This gives each candidate the chance to show off their knowledge and also demonstrate how they work in groups. Make sure you're heard without being overbearing.
- Elevator task - all candidates are given a short brief and 30 seconds to answer. The purpose of this task is to give candidates the chance to demonstrate what they can bring to Peninsula outside their academic achievements.
- Academic and Professional career.
- Why you want to work for Peninsula.
- What inspires you.
- Very personable interview.
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