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Graduate Assessment Process

We can recognise your hidden talent

Kickstart your career following graduation

When it comes to your graduate career, we aren’t your standard recruitment agency. We take a unique approach to sourcing, assessing and placing our graduates, helping them to kickstart their careers. We specialise in sales roles, being the market leading sales recruitment company in the UK. 

25 years of excellence

Our Assessment Process


Found a graduate sales role that captures your interest? Apply or send us your CV.


The next step of the process is your competency-based telephone interview with one of our Graduate Management Team.


If successful in your telephone interview, we will invite you to one of our many assessment centres, held every week around the UK.


We don’t set out to place you into just any graduate sales job. Our goal is to understand and match you to the very best role for YOU.


What makes Pareto so unique? Well, we don’t just place & walk away. We provide 128 hours of free training & development.

Think you have what it takes?

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Beyond the credentials.

Our key selling point is that we go further when it comes to discovering your sales potential. We don’t believe in using a graduate’s CV as the sole basis for determining their worth. That’s why we offer a comprehensive screening and assessment process, using competency-based methods to gain the full picture of your sales potential. We match those competencies to our clients and their roles.

Taking you further.

When it comes to taking your career further, we’re in it for the long run, supporting and mentoring you every step of the way. Our free 15 days of training and development equip you with all the foundational skills you require to hit the ground running in your graduate sales career. What’s more, we even offer sales accreditation and qualifications, bringing you the recognition you need to get ahead in the world of sales. 

The best graduate roles.

We promise to deliver you the largest list of graduate sales jobs, supporting all university leavers from the foundation of their graduate careers, through to becoming future sales leaders for the UK’s best graduate employers.

The Pareto Assessment Day

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    276,000 graduate sales job applications per year

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    20 graduate assessment centres run every month

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    Over 2000 graduates placed every year

The Assessment Day

What is an Assessment Centre?

An assessment centre is just a different approach to recruiting candidates to a job role. The end outcome is the same: match the right candidate to the right position. What makes assessment centres different, however, is that they offer a comprehensive and in-depth approach that goes much further than an interview alone. Combining a number of methods to seek out skills and competencies, they offer the potential employer a chance to see how you could fit into their company and role. It also offers YOU the opportunity to really show what you’re made of.

The Pareto Assessment Day

We welcome thousands of graduates every year to our unique assessment centres around the UK. Our assessment centres typically come under one of two different categories:

  • Open assessment centres: held weekly at either our London assessment centre in Chiswick or our purpose-built assessment facility at the Pareto head office in Wilmslow, our open assessment centres welcome both candidates who have applied for specific positions and those simply looking to enter the world of sales.
  • Bespoke/client assessment centres: held either at one of our assessment centres or on-site at the premises of the company, these assessment days are tailored to a specific organisation who are usually looking for a number of graduates to join a Graduate Programme or existing sales team.

Run by our team of experienced Graduate Managers and Recruitment Specialists, no two assessment days are ever quite the same. We set out to identify those core competencies and skills that will help you become a future leader in the world of sales, using a number of different methods. This includes assessing your presentation and problem solving skills. It's actually quite good fun!

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