An assessment centre is a selection method involving a number of exercises designed to assess the full range of skills needed to carry out a job.
Interviews on their own have a relatively low success rate in predicting how successful applicants will be in a job. However, if combined with other selection exercises, either singly or as part of an assessment centre, the likelihood of making a successful hire increases considerably.
The interview is the 'make or break' part of any recruitment process. It is a two-way process and gives the interviewer the chance to assess if you match the requirements of the job. It is also your chance to meet at least one person from the organisation and assess them - is the organisation a good match for what you want?
You may have various interview elements separately or have one interview that contains all of these elements. This means you need to make sure you have properly researched and prepared for the interview beforehand.
You may be interviewed by one person or by a panel. If faced with a panel, make the effort to speak to, and make eye contact with, everyone on the panel.
Don't forget to look at our section on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for information on disclosing your disability at application stage