Jaguar Land Rover recruit at a range of levels, including the multi discipline Jaguar Land Rover graduate scheme, which offers a route into employment in areas such as finance, supply chain and logistics, and various engineering fields. The company receives approximately 13,000 applicants to their various positions per year, so their application process is rigorous, aimed at only allowing the best in. Jaguar Land Rover recruitment is managed on their behalf by Manpower. This page is designed to help you along the way by providing tips and tricks on the entire process.
There are three main stages of the Jaguar Land Rover recruitment process and are detailed below:
After you have found the position that you want to apply for, you need to fill in the application form. This is an online form where you get a chance to upload your CV. This is a fairly basic online application form and there are no competency questions to answer. The application form is accompanied by a situational judgement test, which allows the recruitment team to assess your match to the role profile. Once you have submitted your application form, you will be sent a link to complete an online situational judgment test.
Both the application form and the situational judgement test are looking for your skills against the competencies needed for the job. As well as reading up on the job competencies, you should also look at the company’s key values, called the High Performance Behaviours that Jaguar Land Rover assess all applicants with.
The Jaguar Land Rover High Performance Behaviours are listed below. Try to tailor your CV and application to address as many of these behaviours as follows:
Whilst not all of these are applicable to every position, the more you can include on your CV the better.
This first assessment is a situational judgment test, or SJT. In this test, you are given a set of pictorial and avatar scenarios based on situations you could experience in your day to day job, and a list of four possible responses. Your task is to identify the best course of action from this list.
You have finished your assigned work early for an existing client. There are a number of other tasks that you have to accomplish within the next two weeks but nothing is urgent for today. You have to produce an article for the company’s blog as well as some other administrative jobs to take care of.
What do you do?
If you do well enough you will be invited to the next stage of the Jaguar Land Rover recruitment process, the Jaguar Land Rover psychometric tests.
The Jaguar Land Rover psychometric tests are provided by the Saville Consulting Group. These tests enable Jaguar Land Rover to quickly and easily sift out applicants who do not score high enough on the tests. Therefore, practising these tests isn't just a good idea but necessary to ensure you are giving yourself the best chance to progress.
This test assesses your ability to work accurately with numerical information. In this test you will need to utilise data in the form of tables and charts, and calculate percentages and ratios in order to answer the questions. This test is timed and emphasis is placed on speed and accuracy in your working.
In this assessment you will be given a paragraph of information which you will have to extract the relevant information out of in order to answer the multiple-choice questions posed. Time allocations per question are usually very tight, creating pressure on you to read and understand the passage and answer questions quickly. By preparing for the test you can increase your reading speed and your language skills, thus increasing your chances of getting a better score.
This test examines your symbolic reasoning abilities, systematic problem solving and your analytical skills. You will be given combinations of numbers and letters that can be modified depending on the instructions for each question. The diagrammatic reasoning test is a fast moving test, with 24 minutes allocated to answer 32 questions. Preparation will help you to identify the patterns quickly, allowing you to answer more questions in the given timeframe.
If you are successful in this stage of the application process, you will receive an email inviting you to the next stage, the Jaguar Land Rover assessment centre.
This is a full day assessment centre that can last up to eight hours, so make sure you get a good night’s sleep before the big day! There are a number of different activities that you will go through as outlined below. Although the actual content of the tasks may be slightly different depending on the field you have applied for, the basic outline of the day is the same.
There are two interviews that you will face in Jaguar Land Rover assessment centre. One of them will be a competency based interview which can be take up to an hour. The interviewers are looking for evidence from your past experience that prove your skills to do the job. Ahead of the interview think of examples that can be used to illustrate your skills and prepare answers using the STAR method.
Some examples of Jaguar Land Rover interview questions are:
The other interview will be of a technical nature and is dependent on the scheme you have applied for. Your knowledge will be tested so make sure you are fully prepared and that you have brushed up on relevant knowledge needed for the position you are applying to. In addition, it is essential to make sure that you are aware of the high performance behaviours and that you try and incorporate them into your answers. Once you have done all your background research and preparation, your final interview preparation task is to rehearse your answers in front of a discerning interviewer.
In this exercise you will be given 10 minutes to prepare for a ten minute presentation. This presentation will be based on a topic that you have already researched and worked on as part of your degree if you are applying for Jaguar Land Rover graduate program. However, in all cases you will be presenting something that you already know about. For tips and guidance on presentations see our assessment centre preparation pack.
Unlike the online tests, these tests are written and although they are under the same titles, namely numeric, verbal, and diagrammatic reasoning, they are significantly harder than the online versions. It is therefore important that you are up to date in your practise of them as there may be a significant time gap between when you took the online tests and the assessment day.
In the Jaguar Land Rover group exercise you will be collectively given a situation with a number of different possibilities. For example, you may be given five different specifications of a new car for a certain market and it is your task as a group to come up with the best option. The actual choice isn't that important, rather the assessors are looking at the level of interaction between you and the rest of the group. You have to make sure that you are clear on the high performance behaviours and bring them to the fore as much as you can. For more information on succeeding in the group exercise click here.
This is where you will be given a brief relating to your chosen field and roughly follows the scene that the manager is away and you have to deal with an issue that has cropped up at the office that requires immediate attention. You will have to discuss your decisions with a member of the HR team who will be assessing you at the same time. Learn more about role play exercises.
The Jaguar Land Rover recruitment process is long and varied, ensuring that your skills are thoroughly tested by the end of the process. Armed with the information on this page and by making sure that you are fully prepared with the resources available here at JobTestPrep, you can be confidant that you are going to put on a great performance both on the Jaguar Land Rover online tests and in the assessment centre as well. Good luck.