We build realistic
Graduate Recruitment Assessments

ThriveMap helps companies
hiring graduates to:

  • Build an inclusive graduate recruitment process
  • Save time screening applicants
  • Enhance the candidate experience
  • Improve new hire retention

Why early careers recruiters are prioritising the assessment process:


Over half of early careers recruitment leaders say screening candidates from a large pool of applicants is their main challenge.


Two-thirds of candidates will share negative experience with friends, family, or on feedback portals such as Glassdoor.

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The majority of early careers recruiters say diversity and inclusion is a priority.

Diversity statistics

ThriveMap designs and builds tailored graduate and early careers assessments for a range of roles, including:

Entry-level trainee programs
Technical scheme assessments
Rotational and leadership schemes
Project scheme assessments
Internships and temporary positions
Graduate and research roles
Junior apprenticeships

Select the best graduate recruitment assessments for your business

In early career hiring, traditional resume reviews serve to screen candidates automatically for job suitability.

Yet, evaluating candidates for early career roles requires assessing elements not easily captured in a CV.

Incorporating assessments in the hiring process significantly aids in selecting candidates based on their potential fit, company culture alignment, and bolstering diversity. The right assessments not only assess job fit but also reveal the true nature of roles to candidates, encouraging less committed applicants to opt out of the process

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Why ditch generic and behavioural assessments?

Generic skills and behavioral assessments, designed to cast a wide net, fall short when it comes to effectively evaluating the unique demands of each position.

ThriveMap’s bespoke and tailored assessments mirrors the skills and competencies crucial for success in your specific graduate program or apprenticeship. We conduct job analysis, surveys and workshops to build an accurate ‘day in the life’ assessment. We look at the company culture, the demands of the job, and the level of the role. For example, your assessment will be customised for different apprenticeship levels; for instance, a Level 3 assessment will differ from one designed for Level 6 apprentices. This customisation doesn’t alter the attributes you aim to evaluate but ensures that the scoring and examples align with the proficiency expected at each level.

Our graduate-level pre-employment tests often include a blend of judgment-based questions, gauging high-level attributes like problem-solving and adaptability. Additionally, these assessments incorporate skills-based questions to assess fundamental capabilities such as attention to detail, as well as written and verbal communication skills.

In essence, opting for tailored assessments provides a nuanced and accurate evaluation, ensuring that candidates not only meet but exceed the unique requirements of your graduate roles and apprenticeship programs

Where to use assessments in the recruitment process for graduates and apprentices?

When recruiting for early careers its best to use assessments at the top of the recruitment funnel, automatically after job application to identify which candidates to prioritise in the applicant pool for faster, more effective hiring.


Hear how we helped Wincanton’s early careers team improve diversity, time-to-hire and graduate retention


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Why choose ThriveMap for your graduate recruitment assessments

We make it realistic

ThriveMap is the #1 Realistic Job Assessments platform.

Combining the most predictive selection methods into one assessment, ThriveMap’s Realistic Job Assessments take candidates through the experience of a working day in the role in your company – giving you and them a better picture of suitability from the outset.

Graduate recruitment teams choose ThriveMap for the following reasons:


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