Candidate Preparation Guide

As part of the JLR recruitment process, you will be asked to complete three assessments:

Please click on the relevant tab below to access the preparation guides for the assessment. We strongly recommend familiarising yourself with the format of the assessments before attempting them.

Situational Judgement Test

Match 6.5 Personality Assessment

Aptitude Assessments

Situational Judgement Test

The Situational Judgement Test is designed to assess abilities which are important for the role for which you are applying at Jaguar Land Rover. The assessment is suitable for people who have little or no practical work experience.

The Assessment

You will be presented with a series of video clips which will outline potential situations you may face, if successful in obtaining a role at Jaguar Land Rover.

At the end of the video clip, you will be presented with four possible actions that you could take in that situation. For each possible action you will be presented with an effectiveness rating scale ranging from “Extremely Ineffective” to “Extremely Effective” for each action.

Effective rating scale

Using the above scale, you are required to indicate how effective you think each action is as a response to the situation by selecting the appropriate effectiveness rating.

How to approach the assessment

  • There is no time limit for this assessment. It is likely to take you approximately 40 minutes to complete.
  • You are advised to work quickly and accurately.
  • When rating the effectiveness of each response, use the information given in the scenario to make your best choice.
  • Try to use the full range of the rating scale and spread out your responses.
  • The assessment is best completed when you are in a quiet room where you will not be interrupted.

IT Considerations

  • The assessment will play on all screen sizes but it is recommended to play it on a tablet size or larger.
  • JavaScript needs to be enabled; if it is not enabled on your device, online instructions to enable it will be made available.
  • You will require an internet connection and audio capability on your computer to play the sound in the clips. Subtitles are also available.

Match 6.5

Completing Match 6.5

The questionnaire is presented in blocks of six statements which you are asked to rate on a nine-point scale, ranging from 1 - 'Very Strongly Disagree' to 9 - 'Very Strongly Agree'. Please enter your responses by selecting the appropriate rating for each statement. You must respond to every statement to progress to the next page.

Match 6.5 Example

In the example, the respondent has indicated that they:

  • agree that it is important to know how well they have done
  • agree that they are an optimist
  • are unsure whether or not they are good at generating ideas
  • strongly disagree that technology is one of their strong points
  • very strongly agree that they are good at understanding how others feel
  • very strongly agree that they are someone who is confident when meeting new people

Because the respondent has given the same rating to two pairs of statements, these are presented again and the respondent is asked to indicate which statement is most like them and which statement is least like them.

Match 6.5 - Example of Most and Least Preffered Statements

How to approach Match 6.5

When completing the questionnaire, it is important you consider the following points:

  • When responding to each statement, be as discerning as possible by using the full range of responses, from 'Very Strongly Disagree' to 'Very Strongly Agree'.
  • Please be as honest as you can. There is no one right or wrong answer; job roles vary and there are many ways of being effective in any one job.
  • A number of response checks are built into the questionnaire to validate the consistency of your responses. Your responses will also be verified against other information collected.
  • Before you complete the questionnaire, you may find it useful to reflect on your own work style. You may also find it useful to consider any feedback you have received from others on your style at work.
  • Try to answer from a work perspective as much as possible.
  • The questionnaire is best completed when you are alert and free from interruptions.
  • If you have any special requirements, it is important that you make these known immediately to allow appropriate accommodations to be made.

Aptitude Tests

Why are Aptitude Tests used?

Employers often use aptitude tests as part of their assessment procedures for the selection and development of staff. Research has shown that they are powerful predictors of performance at work.

Online Practice Tests

Complete realistic timed practice questions online by selecting the appropriate link below.

While you are in a practice test you can complete the questions as many times as you like. To re-access a practice test after you have opted to Finish, simply select the required link again. You will be given onscreen feedback for each question that you answer. The purpose of the practice tests is to familiarise you with the format of the actual test and working to strict time limits.

The difficulty of the example questions does not necessarily represent the difficulty level of the test itself.

For candidates applying to any Undergraduate or Graduate roles at JLR, please access the Practice Test for Swift Analysis Aptitude

For candidates applying to Level 3 or Level 4 Apprentice roles at JLR, please access the Practice Test for Swift Apprentice Aptitude

For candidates applying to Level 6 or Level 7 Finance Apprentice roles at JLR, please access the Practice Test for Swift Comprehension Aptitude