nPower Online Tests

During the recruitment process, you'll be asked to take online tests such as numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, and logical reasoning, all provided by CEB SHL. In addition, you will also be asked to take a situational judgement test (SJT) and personality test. To improve your chances of getting an nPower position, utilise JobTestPrep's comprehensive preparation package for nPower's online tests.

Numerical Reasoning Online Test

The online numerical test applies to commercial analyst, finance, and quantitative risk graduate schemes. This multiple choice test is designed to test the applicant’s ability to process numerical information and involves mainly competency-based questions. Aimed at all skill levels, the assessment features tables and graphs with numerical information you must use to answer the questions.

CEB SHL–Style Numerical Tests

Logical Reasoning Online Test

In the online logical reasoning test, you are presented with a row of figures consisting of lines, shapes, arrows, etc. You need to identify the underlying pattern of that sequence and choose the figure that would come next in the series from the available options.

CEB SHL–Style Inductive/Logical Reasoning Test Practice

Verbal Reasoning Online Test

The CEB SHL verbal reasoning test contains 30 questions and must be completed in about 19 minutes. On this test, you are presented with a short text and several follow-up questions. Each question presents a statement that you need to quickly analyse and decide if it is true, false, or you cannot say based on the text.

CEB SHL–Style Verbal Reasoning Tests

Situational Judgement & Personality Test

Some candidates may be asked to complete a personality test in addition to the aptitude tests mentioned above. Personality tests assess how well you will potentially fit into the nPower work environment. Unlike aptitude tests, there are no right or wrong answers on this personality test, which includes over 100 questions, but practice can still help you impress at this stage. 
Situational Judgement & Personality Test Preparation

How to Successfully Pass Your nPower CEB SHL Tests

The CEB SHL test results are comparative, relative to those of 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.

 CEB SHL normal bell curve

To improve your chances of being amongst those who move on the next stage of the the recruitment process, utilise JobTestPrep's comprehensive preparation package for nPower's online tests.

The Recruitment Process

Candidates for nPower positions are asked to take the following online tests: numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, logical reasoning, and personality. Candidates for the graduate scheme, depending on the scheme to which they have applied, are either asked to complete a numerical reasoning or logical reasoning test in the first stage. The graduate scheme test is adaptive, which means that if the candidate is doing well, the questions get harder. The assessment is about 20 minutes long and includes a variable number of multiple choice questions. In the second stage, you'll be asked to perform the online personality test.

Some of the tests introduce you to questions for which your schooling or work experience may not have prepared you. This is why many people find them to be one of the most difficult and intimidating tests. Preparing for them in advance can help you become familiar with the logical patterns commonly used in these tests, thus making it easier for you to identify them in real time and solve questions more quickly. To successfully move on to the next stage of the hiring process, try JobTestPrep's comprehensive preparation pack for nPower's online tests.

In the next stages of the recruitment process, you will experience the following:


Video Situational Judgment Test

Depending on thegraduatescheme you enter, you will perform 2 (commercial analyst), 3 (finance) or 4 (bespoke) video situation tests. These tests offer applicants an insight into workingfornPower and after watching each video, the applicant will be asked to answer a few multiple choice questions. Each test takes roughly 8 minutes to complete. These tests are similar to traditional situational judgement tests, but they also include a video. You can practice situational judgement tests with our specially designed pack that includes video tutorials to help you master this part of the assessment.
Situational Judgement & Personality Test Preparation

nPower Assessment Centre

Candidates who pass all the previous stages will be invited to attend an nPower assessment centre for the final interview stage, which lasts an entire day. The day begins with an introduction to the company and a site tour. At the assessment centre, you may encounter a number of different exercises, including a competency-based nPower interview, a test to verify your aptitude test scores, a group exercise, an in-tray exercise, and a presentation.

Group Exercise: The nPower group exercise is an opportunity to display your team work skills to the assessors. Depending on the role you are applying for, the activity in which you take part may be work- related (such as creating a report together) or more team-based (such as building a structure according to specific instructions). In both cases, the key to this stage is making yourself heard in the group but not overpowering the other candidates. Practice your skills with our group exercise practice pack.

CEB SHL- Style Group Exercise Practice Pack

In-Tray Exercise: During the assessment day, you may be asked to complete an in-tray exercise. This exercise aims to simulate a work environment with tasks which need to be completed within a specific time frame. Here, your logical and organizational skills are put to the test. To learn more about in-trays and get useful practice exercise, please visit the following page:

In-Tray Exercises

Presentation: You may be asked to create and give a presentation while at the assessment centre. This exercise is 45 minutes in length, with half an hour given to prepare a 15 minute presentation. You are given a topic and source materials from nPower on the day. Following the presentation, there is a short question/answer session with the panel to which you presented. During the presentation, it is most important to speak calmly and clearly and to show your interest in the topic at hand. For more pointers on giving successful presentations, check out the following page:
Assessment Centre Preparation: Advice and Practice Resources

nPower Interview

AllnPower applicants face a final interview during the assessment day. The interview consists of both competency-based questions as well as questions about your relevant experience. Before the interview, reviewthenPower competencies and come up with relevant examples,  to mention during the interview,of when you have displayed skillsthatnPower is looking for in a candidate. Interviews can be the most nerve-wracking part of the whole recruitment process, but the key to success is staying calm and confident throughout. Work ontheseskills practising a mock interview with one of our interview assessors.
Interview Preparation Pack

Prepare for nPower


No matter the graduate scheme or the position to which you are applying at nPower, it can be an interesting and exciting place to work. As the company only wants the best of the best, their rigorous recruitment process can be challenging, but don’t let that stop you. With the right practice and preparation from JobTestPrep, you will have a good chance at getting that prized job offer.