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About JobTestPrep’s IKEA PLI-Style Packs

PLI-style assessment tests are IKEA’s most common pre-employment tests. Our customised PLI-style PrepPacks™ will prepare you for every aspect of the IKEA recruitment process and have been designed with your success in mind.

IKEA Recruitment and Job Application Process

IKEA is a large home furnishing retailer with many paths of entry, from till workers and warehouse stockers to designers and HR. While you can easily apply to jobs within the UK (national jobs) you can also apply for jobs around the world (international jobs). If you are already an IKEA employee, the internal recruitment process is very different from external recruitment. This page focuses on the IKEA recruitment process for external candidates.

The IKEA application form begins with a simple IKEA online application. You are asked to supply your basic details such as name, contact information and your availability to start work. You must attach a copy of your CV and a covering letter to the application. There are a few more questions to answer about languages (a plus for an international company) and your prospective placement but all in all it is a quick process.

Following a successful application, you may be asked to complete a PLI online test and a short telephone interview to review your CV. During this time you will be invited to to an IKEA assessment day or hiring event. 


The Predictive Index Learning Indicator (PI Learning Indicator) is used to measure your cognitive ability or your capability to learn and adapt in the workplace. The test consists of 50 questions which need to be completed within 12 minutes, and includes the following topics: Numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, and non-verbal reasoning.

IKEA Numerical Test

The purpose of pre-hire math tests is to assess a candidate’s ability to accurately and comfortably complete mathematical functions and interpret data. Your ability to understand and analyse graphs and other numerical data is necessary for many lines of work. Depending on your job level or the position you have applied for, the level of mathematics you will be tested on can vary.

IKEA Personality Test

Companies like IKEA looking to fill positions like sales, engineering and HR want to know that you have what it takes to deal with the pressures and complexities of a given job. Your personality will look to uncover your attitude towards work, communication skills, motivation and your values that make you successful. Unlike the face-to-face interview it is difficult to charm your way through the personality, so it is imperative that you prepare.


Get Ready for Your IKEA Recruitment and Selection Process

Our PLI-style PrepPacks™ were designed in order to give you an advantage over the other IKEA candidates. We offer dozens of detailed practise PLI-style tests, as well as study guides and score reports. Begin practising today and outperform the competition tomorrow!


IKEA Interview Policy

IKEA will most likely begin with their IKEA video interview. This you can complete on your own. You will receive questions and then you will have to record your answers. You should expect a series of brief technical and background questions which serve to further weed out unwanted candidates. The next stage will usually entail a sit-down face to face interview where you will be asked more in-depth questions on subjects not covered during the initial video interview or written application. Be ready for curve ball questions and open-ended question that provide your interviewer with more background info. Feel free to ask your own follow up questions to gain clarity and better focus your remarks.

IKEA Assessment Day

During the IKEA assessment day you face a number of challenges including: a personality test, aptitude tests, the IKEA group interview, a case study and an individual interview. Before the assessment centre, review the job description and IKEA key competencies to help give you some guidance. This stage is particularly applicable for the IKEA graduate scheme.

If you come through the IKEA assessment centre successfully, you are on your way to getting that prised job offer. Good luck.

All You Need to Know About IKEA Recruitment Process

How Are the IKEA Numerical Test Scores Interpreted?

The way in which IKEA numerical reasoning tests are typically interpreted is by taking your raw score (the number of correct responses) and comparing it to the scores of other candidates. These tests are used by IKEA as a way to determine your ability to interpret numerical data.

What Is the Purpose of the IKEA Personality Test?

The IKEA personality test is used to measure and understand your workplace persona. These tests will give insight into your ability to learn new information, adapt to changes, as well as cooperate with your co-workers. There are technically no right or wrong answers to these tests, however, certain answers can make or break your ability to obtain the job you are after due to their effect on your overall personality profile.

What Is the IKEA Interview?

If you pass your pre-employment test and the IKEA video interview well, you will be invited to the IKEA’s in-person interview. Usually, it takes place in one of the IKEA’s locations. In your face-to-face interview, you may speak with a Human Resources’ representative and two or free of your prospective managers. Questions posed on the interview will be competency-based. You will also have situational questions, where you will need to tell your recruiters about a challenging situation which you faced in your past working experience and which you successfully resolved. You will need to elaborate on the decision you made to achieve the resolution of the conflict and what were the alternative options that you discarded. To give more comprehensive answers, use the STAR format, when you are talking to your recruiters. This will give them a fuller picture of your personality and your ability to arrive at firm and fair decisions. If you are vying for a technical position, brush up your knowledge of technical concepts and operational principles behind them. Provided you create a favorable impression in the face-to-face interview, you will be invited to another interview with top managers and given a job offer.

When Are the IKEA PLI-Style Assessment Tests Conducted?

The IKEA PLI-style tests will either be conducted directly after your CV/ resume has been screened, or as part of the interview process. Preparing for these tests beforehand will definitely give you an advantage over the other candidates applying for the same position.

What Happens at the IKEA Assessment Centre?

The IKEA assessment centre will either occur on site or in a rented venue. During your time at the assessment centre, you will be met with a number of group exercises, workplace simulations, assessment tests, and interviews. The assessment centre is an important means for IKEA to obtain a better-rounded profile of all participants in regard to their suitability for the position, as well as their compatibility with the company’s standards. Our Assessment Centre pack is an essential element of our IKEA PrepPack™ as it will give you tips on how to compose yourself while participating in the assessment centre, as well as simulations of the sorts of activities you will be engaging in while there.


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