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Organising your travel and accommodation


VSO holds its Assessment Days at the head office:

100 London Road, Kingston, KT2 6QJ

Travel costs 

We will cover the cost of travel to your Assessment Day.

You can arrange your own travel and we will reimburse you after you have attended. Please note: 

  • VSO will NOT reimburse taxi fares.
  • We reimburse the lowest travel cost applicable.
  • You will need to contact us if your travel costs more than £100.
  • It usually takes between 4-6 weeks to be reimbursed.
  • Find out more about how to claim back your travel expenses.


If you are unable to purchase your own travel, or are not confident in doing so, VSO can arrange your travel for you. If you would like us to do this please contact us.

Accommodation costs

If your journey requires you to leave before 6 AM in order to reach the Assessment Day in time, you are entitled to accommodation near the assessment location the night before. 

We request candidates purchase their own accommodation. 

Please note:

  • We only cover accommodation expenses up to £75 for a night.
  • We will cover the cost of a single occupancy room only.
  • The closest and cheapest hotel to our office is the Travelodge and there are two in Kingston, both within a 5 minute walk from our office.
  • It usually takes between 4-6 weeks to be reimbursed.
  • Find out more about how to claim back your accommodation expenses.

If you would like us to arrange accommodation for you please complete the Travel and Accommodation request form. This must be done no later than 5 days before your assessment day.


If you have any questions, please contact your Candidate Manager - details of which will have been emailed to you. 

If you cannot find your Candidate Manager's contact details, please use our general contact details;

Tel: +44 (0)20 8780 7400



Claiming back expenses >>

Find out how to claim back travel and accommodation expenses

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