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Aptitude Tests at Kier Group
Kier Group (plc) is one of the UK's leading construction and property companies. They are active in a number of industries including private and public house building and construction, civil engineering and have also been participants in the British Government's Private Finance Initiative (PFI) which has been used to build infrastructure in the UK such as hospitals. Kier Group currently employs over ten thousand people.
Kier Group Recruitment Process
As is often the way with most companies, Kier Group ask their applicants to fill out an online application form. One difference from some other companies is that they also ask for a copy of the applicants C.V. in an attempt to ascertain as much information about their prospective employees as possible. Those who Kier are impressed by from the initial application will be asked to attend an interview which lasts approximately 45 minutes. This interview will consist of both competency based questions as well as more personal questions about the applicants' work experience, why they want to work for Kier and what it is exactly they like about the company (to give three examples).
Those who do well in the interview will be invited to the final stage of the recruitment process which will be an assessment day, which will take place at Kier Group HQ which is based in Bedfordshire. Whilst at the assessment day candidates will have to undertake a variety of tasks standard with what candidates would associate with the content of an assessment day; A presentation to the applicants by the company, an interview more specific to the type of role the candidate is applying for, as well as some numerical and verbal aptitude tests. Those who successfully complete the assessment day are likely to be welcomed into the Kier Group family. We currently do not have any information about how long candidates must wait to hear if they have been successful after the assessment day, so if anyone has that information please comment on this page.
Aptitude Tests at Kier Group
As stated above, Kier Group ask their applicants to take the standard combination of a numerical reasoning test and a verbal reasoning assessment. It is currently understood that Kier only make use of the aptitude testing at the assessment day stage of the process, unlike many other companies such as The Royal Mail, Thales and Betfair who use online aptitude tests as part of the early stages of candidate filtering. Kier Group's aptitude tests are not currently provided by SHL. Kier use a company called Profiling For Success to provide their aptitude tests. It is not 100% confirmed at this stage if the tests are administered via a computer or whether they are paper based aptitude tests.
Help and Advice With Kier Group Aptitude Tests
PracticeSHLTests.com has several pages that may be useful resources to those who require more information about the types of aptitude testing that candidates may face at Kier. There are dedicated pages to both numerical reasoning and verbal reasoning tests, as well as a page containing general hints and tips for succeeding at aptitude tests. Finally to give visitors to PracticeSHLTests.com a small insight of what a real aptitude test can be like, there is a free sample of realistic verbal reasoning test questions. It has been proven that even taking a small amount of practice in aptitude testing can make all the difference to candidates. Information about where to acquire practice tests is provided below.
Where To Practice for Kier Group Aptitude Tests
For aptitude test practice for the type of tests a candidate is likely to face at Kier's assessment day, the Assessment Day website offers a comprehensive selection of practice numerical and verbal tests (as well as other kinds of practice assessments). Assessment Day allow candidates to practice realistic aptitude tests to give them the best chance of success when it comes to the real thing, so for any candidates wanting to boost their hopes of success, head over to Assessment Day for some high quality practice tests.