RPC rejects candidate despite 99% score in assessment test
12 October 2012
An applicant for a training contract at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain
has been rejected for interview despite a 99th percentile score in the firm's assessment test.
The candidate submitted her application form to the firm and received an email from RPC saying they had read it "with interest
" and she had been shortlisted for the next round: an assessment test. The candidate duly took the 30 minute verbal reasoning test and waited for the results.
However the firm told her it would not take her application to interview stage and so, assuming she had flunked the test, she asked for feedback. RPC told her that her score was in the top 1% of graduates who had taken the test and confirmed, just in case she might have been in doubt, "this is a high score
". But still, it seemed, not enough to take her through to the next round.
Any wannabe trainees with aspirations to work at RPC better get practising their verbal reasoning as the firm clearly has very high standards.
A spokeswoman for the firm said: "we look for many qualities in our future Trainees and the verbal reasoning test only gives us a measure of one of them