Heineken’s Online Tests

During the recruitment process, whether you are a candidate for a Heineken position or for their International Graduate Programme, you are required to complete three ability tests provided by CEB SHL: logical, verbal, and numerical reasoning. Improve your chances of achieving a position at Heineken with JobTestPrep’s comprehensive CEB SHL- Style tests:


Heineken Logical Reasoning Test

In the CEB SHL logical reasoning test, you must determine what comes next in a series of objects in a limited amount of time. Answering the questions often requires detecting patterns in colours, shapes, and movements of figures.

CEB SHL–Style Logical Reasoning Tests


Heineken Numerical Test

In this test, you will encounter numerical data in the form of a table or a graph, followed by multiple-choice questions relating to them. Answering the questions often requires you to show basic math aptitude and to perform calculations involving fractions, percentages, ratios, and conversions.

CEB SHL–Style Numerical Tests


Heineken Verbal Test

For the CEB SHL verbal test, you will read short passages of text and answer questions relating to each passage. Each question will require you to quickly evaluate whether a statement is true, false, or indeterminable based on the text.  

CEB SHL–Style Verbal Reasoning Tests


How to Successfully Pass Your Heineken CEB SHL Tests

The CEB SHL assessment score is comparative, relative to all the other examinees, and, as such, the scores are distributed in the bell-curve style. Only those candidates who score in the highest percentile of the curve will move on to the next stage of the recruitment process.

 

It is important that you do your best to prepare for the test because failing to achieve a high assessment score will hurt your chances of getting the job you want. Preparing for CEB's SHL aptitude tests is even more important. Your score is relative and determined in comparison to a norm group of people with similar educational backgrounds. Since most candidates prepare for these tests, you should practise as much as you can in order to stand out from the crowd.

 CEB SHL normal bell curve

To improve your chances of being amongst those who move on the next stage of the recruitment process, use JobTestPrep's preparation packages for Heineken’s online aptitude tests.


The Non-Graduate Recruitment Process

Heineken's recruitment process is divided into several stages. After you complete a set of online aptitude tests reviewed above, you will participate in a series of phone, in-person, and panel interviews depending on the department you are applying to. In the following diagram are the steps of the recruitment process for a non-graduate position:

 

The Non-Graduate Recruitment Process

Heineken Non-Graduate Recruitment Process

Prepare for Heineken Interviews

Your first interview will be conducted via phone with a professional representative from the department to which you are applying. During the interview, you will discuss your past work experience and your reasons for aspiring to work in the specific role. You will also discuss technical aspects of the desired position, such as your workplace location and anticipated salary.  

The second interview will take place on-site. During this interview, Heineken often evaluates candidates' emotional IQ by implementing situational judgement tests. This is an interview in which candidates are evaluated based on their demonstration of the following properties:

  • Proper social conduct, such as maintaining direct eye contact and using appropriate language with your interviewer. 
  • Decision-making skills, such as using limited information to solve a given problem.

The third interview will be conducted by a four-person panel composed of professional representatives from your designated department. During this interview, you might be asked to present on a topic in front of the panel. For example, if you are applying to the Sales Department, you will be asked to prepare a five-minute sales pitch for a Heineken product. During the panel, the representatives will be looking for what added value you can bring to the position, providing you with the opportunity to showcase your knowledge and expertise. The final section that concludes the panel is a series of situational and behavioural questions.

How can you ace Heineken’s interview series?

  • Research the Heineken Company and the features of your desired position.
  • Prepare your own questions ahead of time and ask them to the interviewers at the appropriate time.
  • Prepare to answer common interview questions, such as questions based on your CV and STAR-type questions (e.g. Tell me about a time when you were challenged and how you dealt with the conflict).
  • Follow-up after your interview with a thank-you note.

Prepare yourself for the interviews and practise with the Interview Preparation Pack.


The Graduate Programme Process

Heineken’s International Graduate Programme allows graduates to work at three of the company’s 70 international sites over three years. The programme features a challenging and highly selective recruitment process presented below. After candidates successfully pass a series of online tests, reviewed above, they will participate in virtual and in-person interviews. Upon completion of the interview stages, successful candidates will proceed to Heineken’s assessment centre for a day of group activities. In the following diagram are the steps of the recruitment process for a graduate position:

 

The Graduate Programme Recruitment Process
Heineken Recruitment Process

Prepare for Heineken Interviews

Your first interview will be conducted via phone, in which you will be asked questions about your reasons for aspiring to work at Heineken and about your knowledge of the company. This interview will allow you to learn more about your desired position and will give the company a better understanding of your background.

The second interview will take place on-site. During this interview, Heineken often evaluates candidates' emotional IQ by implementing situational judgement tests. This is an interview in which candidates are evaluated based on their demonstration of the following properties:

  • Proper social conduct, such as maintaining direct eye contact and using appropriate language with your interviewer.
  • Decision-making skills, such as using limited information to solve a given problem.

The penultimate stage is a virtual interview hosted by the International Graduate Programme (IGP) Team. The interview gives candidates the opportunity to learn about team dynamics at the company. This interview provides an ideal setting to ask current international graduate employees about their experiences so far at the company.

How can you ace Heineken’s interview series?

  • Research the Heineken Company and the features of your desired position.
  • Prepare your own questions ahead of time and ask them to the interviewers at the appropriate time.
  • Prepare to answer common interview questions, such as questions based on your CV and STAR-type questions (e.g. Tell me about a time when you were challenged and how you dealt with the conflict).
  • Follow-up after your interview with a thank-you note.

Prepare yourself for the interviews and practise with the Interview Preparation Pack.

Heineken Assessment Centre

Graduate candidates who qualify for the final stage will be invited to participate in a Heineken assessment centre, which lasts for a full day at the company’s headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. At the assessment centre, you will meet other candidates from your regional graduate programme, engage with regional managers, and participate in various group activities and discussions. You can familiarise yourself with common assessment centre tasks. Learn more about assessment centre preparation.


Come Prepared

Heineken’s recruitment process is rigorous, but with extensive practise, you can improve your chances of being selected to work at Heineken. Start preparing yourself now for the company’s aptitude tests, interviews, and assessment centre with JobTestPrep.

 

CEB SHL–Style Logical Reasoning Tests

CEB SHL–Style Numerical Tests

CEB SHL–Style Verbal Reasoning Tests

Interview Preparation Pack

Assessment Centre Preparation Pack