Emirates Assessment Day and Psychometric Test Preparation

Are you applying to Emirates jobs? The Emirates recruitment process for their National Graduate Trainee programme can be challenging as Emirates is looking for the best of the best. Preparation can be your key to success and you can learn all about what to expect and how to prepare with this article from JobTestPrep.
 
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Emirates are a UAE based airline company. The Emirates Graduate Scheme is called the National Graduate Trainee Program. It is a program lasts between a year and a year and a half. Competition for entry onto this course can be very competitive but here at JobTestPrep we have the materials to help you prepare.

Emirates Recruitment Process

The National Graduate Trainee Programme recruits at a few different levels and the order of the process varies slightly. However, all applicants can expect the following steps:

Emirates Graduate Scheme

The Emirates Graduate Scheme, also known as the Emirates National Graduate Trainee Program, consists of many disciplines that you can apply to. These include departments in IT, Human Resources, Finance, Procurement and Logistics, Destination and Leisure Management. The scheme allows you to prepare for a final position in a role that might include being an Assistant Manager or Area/Station Manager. The NGTP lasts approximately 12 to 18 months of intensive on-the-job training and learning, including time spent in a classroom.

It is clear that Emirates spend a great deal of time and energy invested towards its new recruits. As such, they also spend a great deal of energy ensuring that they only recruit the best. This means that the process will be very competitive and challenging. You can learn what is involved with JobTestPrep.

Emirates Application Form

The Emirates Graduate Scheme, also known as the Emirates National Graduate Trainee Program, consists of many disciplines that you can apply to. These include departments in IT, Human Resources, Finance, Procurement and Logistics, Destination and Leisure Management. The scheme allows you to prepare for a final position in a role that might include being an Assistant Manager or Area/Station Manager. The NGTP lasts approximately 12 to 18 months of intensive on-the-job training and learning, including time spent in a classroom.

It is clear that Emirates spend a great deal of time and energy invested towards its new recruits. As such, they also spend a great deal of energy ensuring that they only recruit the best. This means that the process will be very competitive and challenging. You can learn what is involved with JobTestPrep.

Emirates Psychometric Test

If you are selected to continue, you may be asked to complete psychometrics tests. The type of tests vary according to the role and there are two test providers for Emirates- Cubiks and Cut-e. If Emirates asks you to sit for psychometric testing, they will let you know beforehand which tests you can expect. Here we will outline all the possibilities.

Emirates Numerical Reasoning Test

In this test you will be presented with some detailed numerical information in the form of tables and graphs. After analysing the information, you have to answer the multiple choice questions that involve the four basic calculations, ratios, percentages and other numerical functions. Make sure you are completely confident on using a calculator as this enables you to answer the questions more quickly which is very important as time is of the essence in this test. Practise taking both Cut-e and Cubiks numerical tests.  

Emirates Verbal Reasoning Test

The Emirates verbal test presents you with written information and assesses how well you can comprehend and analyse the information in a short amount of time. Following the text, you are presented with a statement and need to determine whether the statement is true, false, or you cannot say according to the text.  Learning how to get through these tests is a skill that can be mastered with practice and here at JobTestPrep we have all the verbal practice materials you need for both Cubiks and Cut-e.

Emirates Logical Reasoning Test

Logical reasoning refers to logical or non-verbal reasoning skills. The questions in this test ask you identify rules and draw logical conclusions based on a series of shapes and symbols. These questions usually present you with a sequences of shapes and asks you to pick the next shape to fit the sequence. Practising these tests gives you the understanding behind them so that you will be able to see patterns in any sequence. Learn more about Cut-e and Cubiks logical reasoning tests. 

Emirates Assessment Centre

Following a successful performance in the psychometric tests, you will be invited to the Emirates Assessment Centre. This is held in one of their global centres and is either a two or three day process, depending on the number of candidates. Each day is full, starting at 9am, so the obvious preparation for this would be a good night’s sleep!

When you arrive at the assessment centre it is important to make your mark and make yourself heard Throughout the next couple of days, you will be tested with interviews and various group based exercises.

Emirates Interviews

The Emirates assessment day can include a number of interviews, each examining a different aspect.

Competency Interview

Competency Interview are conducted with members of the HR department and the majority of questions are competency based. Questions such as “why do you want to work for Emirates?” and “what will you bring to the company if you are hired?” are common. Have a look at more competency questions on our dedicated page.

Management Team Interviews

Management team interviews focus on job related subjects. The questions here are more specific to the position you are applying to and the Emirates employee conducting the interview is often a manager or director in your respective department. You may also be asked to give a short presentation on a topic provided to you prior to the assessment day. Learn how master this step with our presentation preparation advice.

Giving a good interview is a sure fire way to impress Emirates and can help you progress in the recruitment process. Preparation for the interview is key and there are lots of ways to do so with JobTestPrep. Check out our interview tutorials to brush up on your skills or get personalized advice with our Skype interview preparation.

Emirates Group Exercise 

The Emirates group exercise is also a major part of the recruitment process. During this exercise, the candidates are split into groups and given a scenario to work out together. A common scenario is where you are stranded on a desert island with a few objects and you have to decide which object/s to discard.The key to this exercise is to balance your teamwork and leadership skills together. Make sure your voice is heard but that you don’t over do it or exclude others from the discussion. Learn how to show off these skills with our group interview preparation pack.

In Summary

Emirates offer graduate positions in a range of professions, attracting a large number of applicants for each position. The recruitment process is challenging, with the assessment centre particularly so. The key to success in this process is to prepare for each stage thoroughly. In this article we have described each stage of the recruitment process, highlighting the resources available to you. We hope you have found this article useful. Good luck.



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