Situation Judgement

This psychometric test presents you with a series of challenging scenarios that one might encounter in the workplace and then a number of possible responses to the scenario. You then chose which one you feel is the best way to describe how you would react.


Numerical Reasoning

This comprises of a series of questions relating to graphs, percentages and tables whereby you will be asked to analyse data and chose from a set of multiple choice answers. This type of tests is used to measure your numerical ability as well as graph and data interpretation. There is usually between 20 and 25 questions to answer in timed conditions. You will be asked to sit these again at the assessment centre.


Verbal Reasoning

This test comprises of a series of paragraphs which you will be required to read and then answer questions. Your options will be True, False or Cannot Tell. This test will be assessing your analytical, comprehension, language understanding and grammar skills, amongst others. These are also timed so practicing within a time limit is a good idea. You will be asked to sit these again at the assessment centre.


Group Exercise

You will be required to participate in group work. This is designed to test your people skills and how you work within a group. You will be required to provide possible solutions to a given problem regarding scenarios you may find in the organisation’s work place. You’ll be placed in groups and will be assessed on how you interact in groups. Make sure to find a happy balance between being dominating and passive. The assessors are looking for someone who can contribute but not take over.


Presentation/Case study

You will be given a series of topics for a business presentation, usually in the form of a case study and will be expected to present at the assessment centre. You will not be given a huge of amount of time to prepare however researching the company and how they do business is highly advised beforehand and will help with this part of the assessment. You will be assessed both on how you analyse and interpret the case study and how you perform in the presentation part of the exercise.


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  • Practice Verbal Reasoning Tests

  • Practice Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests

  • Practice Situational Judgement Tests

  • Practice Assessment Centre Tests

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Airbus offers many different graduate programmes across various subdivisions; Airbus, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space.

Airbus UK – the Airbus UK graduate programme offers you the chance to be involved in designing and building state of the art aircraft. However it is not solely for engineers as the company also offers programmes in Finance, HR and Procurement. The programme lasts for 2 years (3 in finance) and it includes placements with structured training. That said, it is not a completely rigid programme and there are a number of opportunities in the form of rotational placements in various countries. You will undertake a 2 day course in Toulouse in France which will introduce you to the business and there are 3 technical training courses which help to give you actual hands on experience in order to help you in the placements. These are Manufacturing, Lean Awareness and Aircraft Familiarisation. You will also be fully supported along the way with constant contact with various managers and mentors as well as a graduate programme buddy who is a past graduate who provides guidance to you throughout the programme.

Airbus Defence and Space – This graduate development programme is a 2 year programme designed to support graduates in their early career, offering them guidance and training in the early stages. You will have the opportunity to learn exactly what it is that Airbus does and work in different areas. You will mainly be based in the UK in either Portsmouth or Stevenage, and whilst there will be opportunity for placements outside of the specific roles, these will be dependent on the roles themselves.

Functionality areas that offer graduate programmes in Airbus include; Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Information Management, Management, Manufacturing, Quality and Supply Management.

Within each of these areas there are a number of different programmes offered, meaning that there is a huge variety to choose from.