The SJT are completed first in the application process after the online application form. They present the reader with a series of scenarios that would potentially take place in the work place and the reader is then asked to choose from a multiple choice set of answers for how they would best deal with the situation. It is advisable to read up about the morals and values of the company prior to this. These are designed to assess how you would fit into the company. You may be asked to sit these again at the assessment centre.
You will be presented with 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 skills as well as your comprehension and grammar. Again, it is advisable to practice as you need to be able to read all of the information without rushing but with enough time to answer all questions. You may be asked to sit these again at the assessment centre.
Diagrammatic / Logical Reasoning
You may be asked to take this type of test, depending on the role that you are applying for. This test comprises of questions relating to sequences of shapes and patterns. In each question there will be a missing step and you will be provided with a number of answers to choose from. These are designed to test your logical reasoning as well analytical and problem-solving skills. Again these will be timed and so practice is advisable. You may be asked to sit these again at the assessment centre.
The group exercise demonstrates how you work and perform in a team. The group will be presented with information, including a number of issues and you will need to produce solutions. Ensure to find a balance between speaking up and making your point but without dominating the group. You must show the assessor that you can work well in any situation, especially within a team as that is something that will be expected of you at the company.
There are two different types of case study that you may face, depending on the role you are applying for. You will either be sent the topic for the case study ahead of the assessment centre which will give you time to prepare. Or you will be given the topic on the day and 30 minutes to prepare your presentation. Either way, whichever type you do you will be tested on your analytical skills as well as your presentation skills.