Asda Magic is the assessment centre used for non-graduate positions. You will generally be invited to an assessment day where you will be observed to find out what your communication skills are like. Asda have three core values that they require their employees to bring to the role which are service to customers, respect for the individual and strive for excellence. It is therefore important to show that you can provide these.
The assessment is split in to three parts. There is a presentation, group activity, small group activity, role play and have a go. The presentation involves talking to another person to find out something interesting about them. You then have to introduce them to the rest of the group.
The group activity could vary. An example of something you might do may be to hold a number in front of yourself without seeing it. Then you have to arrange yourself in numerical order with other people who have numbers they do not know.
The small group task involves doing something such as making up a song and performing it. However, extra instructions will be provided at certain time intervals which may mean that you will have to change what you have planned.
The role play will involve having to try to sell to an assessor or seal with a customer complaint. It is really important to make sure that the customer is valued and you need to do what you can to make them happy.
Have a go is where you will have to work on the shop floor for half an hour. You will be assessed throughout.
If you do well then you will be asked to an interview with the relevant store manager to find out whether you will fit in to the team.