This PrepPack™ contains materials covering calculation practice, numerical reasoning, situational judgement, deductive reasoning, as well as study guides and video tutorials.
The BAE aptitude tests are a comprehensive measurement of your abilities across key skill and academic areas. There are different types of tests: verbal, numerical reasoning, inductive reasoning, technical and more. In addition, you should also prepare for behavioural tests as you may be required to take the BAE Systems situational strength test and an in-tray exercise. Start preparing with our BAE System practice aptitude tests to excel in your hiring process.
This is an online 18-question test that takes 25 minutes to complete. At a later stage of the BAE systems recruitment process, the assessment centre, you are required to complete a verifying test. This test is designed to estimate the BAE Systems job candidates’ numerical competency to conclude, decide or make inferences from numerical and statistical data. Questions on the Verify Numerical Reasoning Test are in the form of graphs and charts. To answer the test’s questions, you will need to perform calculations and so determine the correct answer. Usually, this test is aimed for candidates from the fields of finance, production, professional services, sales, and information technology. The BAE Systems PrepPack includes practice SHL-style numerical reasoning test to help you excel in the application process.
The SHL verbal reasoning test measures how well the candidate works with written information. You will be presented with passages followed by questions. The most challenging part of this assessment that it is timed so you have to make sure you have acquired a good reading speed. Our PrepPack™ contains SHL-style verbal tests to ensure your smooth preparation process.
This is the most common type of logical reasoning test SHL offers, often delivered to candidates applying for graduate, managerial, and executive roles. You are presented with a series of five objects. Your assignment is to select the object that would complete the series from the five available options. The test consists of 24 questions to be solved in 25 minutes. It is administered online at the beginning of the recruitment process, along with other SHL-style tests. Practice with our PrepPack to ace your logical reasoning assessment.
This part of the BAE recruitment process is a simulation exercise to test how well you would prioritise and manage tasks and information given to you on a typical working day. You are sent a series of emails that you must read, process and prioritise so that you can complete several real-life tasks simultaneously.
Situational strength test is also known as situational judgement tests (SJTs). Assessment companies, employers, and organisations frequently use this psychological tool to estimate applicants' behavioural and cognitive abilities when presented with theoretical daily work-related situations. SJTs do not consist of one uniform format and do not focus on strict criteria, but rather they serve as a tailored evaluation tool for a wide range of positions and business sectors. Therefore, BAE Systems situational strength tests can vary, as it will always relate to the specific Bae Systems job you are applying for.
Tests administered to job candidates during their pre-employment assessment are never easy and demand from them quick thinking and minute attention to details. A short time limit given on most of the tests can be nerve-wracking and, by adding extra pressure on applicants, can worsen their overall performance. Considering how stressful pre-employment tests usually are, taking them unprepared will only jeopardise your chances of employment. Practising beforehand with the help of JobTestPrep is crucial. Prepare for your test with our high-quality PrepPack™, boost your confidence and improve your scores, and in so doing, open the door to a conversation with the company’s recruiters in a face-to-face interview.
BAE application process includes several steps as described on this page. Please note that applicants to the Sigma Leadership Programme have a slightly different recruitment process which also includes a telephone interview and a two-day assessment centre.
The first step towards becoming a BAE graduate employee is to complete an online BAE application form, which will be looked at on a first-come, first served basis. This means that once enough successful applications have been received and processed, the positions will have been filled even if this is before the application deadline. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you apply as soon as possible for a position once it has been advertised.
Your BAE application form should contain enough details about your degree (including the modules you have studied), work experience, and personal achievements (with examples and details) to show the application assessors that you have the necessary and appropriate background for the role that you have applied for. Keep the word limit in mind and be sure to incorporate the two key aspects – continuously improving and working together.
If you are successfully shortlisted, you will then need to complete an online psychometric test to ensure you have the qualities you will need within your ultimate role in the company.
The final aspect of the BAE Systems recruitment process is the assessment centre. For Sigma Leadership Programme applicants, this is a two-day event while for applicants for all other programmes this is a one-day event which will consist of listening to a presentation and then interacting in in-tray exercise, group exercises, and an interview.
Working within BAE will inevitably involve working in collaboration with others. It is, therefore, an important part of the BAE aptitude test that you pass the group exercise, which usually involves problem-solving, discussions and games. The object of the exercise is not necessary to achieve a particular outcome - rather, it is to test how well you work with a group and what you contribute. You need to be able to listen to others but also hold your own view and give that opinion in an effective and persuasive manner. Try our group exercise practice pack to sharpen your skills for this challenge.
For most candidates, the interview is the last stop of the hiring process and it is also the only chance you get to come face-to-face with a BAE recruiter. Use this opportunity to your advantage.
The range of questions asked at this stage revolve around your competencies and past experiences. Think of some good examples of when you have shown yourself to be an exemplary employee and/or leader. Explore the position you are applying to and make sure to highlight skills that make you a great match for the job. If you're still feeling nervous, our interview preparation will help prepare you for various questions, in addition, to provide you with a chance to assess your interview skills.
BAE Systems offers a range of opportunities for graduates wishing to work in the fields of global defence, security or aerospace engineering, and technology. Working to provide services and products to the three Armed Forces, and in advanced electronics, IT, security and support services, BAE graduate roles are varied and interesting and offer a solid career path to those who are successful in applying. With many career paths to choose from, BAE Systems is an excellent place to work as a graduate. Though the recruitment process can be difficult, with the right practice and preparation you can feel confident throughout, start preparing today and apply with confidence and ensure success.
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