Jaguar Land Rover Assessment Centre

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2 February 2010 - 9:04pm

Hello everybody,

I have been accepted for Jaguar Land Rover Assessment centre (Product Development) and I was wondering if anyone has already been through this process. I would appreciate it if someone could point out what to expect in terms of interviews, role play etc.

Thank you in advance.

11 February 2010 - 11:27am

hey i have assessment center as well for information technology and i have no idea what its gonna be like am so nervous.,

17 February 2010 - 12:10am

When did u hear from Jaguar? they never got back to me. pls reply

17 February 2010 - 10:11am

As I mentioned in the first post, I applied for product development. I received their invitation to the assessment centre on the 29th of January. Hope this helps in some way.

17 February 2010 - 10:34am

Thanks Slarios,

If u dont mind, I'd like to enquire when u sent in ur application, did u take any assessment before being invited to the AC? Success @ the AC

17 February 2010 - 11:15am

I sent the application 2 weeks prior the deadline. Then I had an SHL numerical and verbal reasoning test. Invitation to the assessment centre came 2 weeks after that. What I would suggest in your case is to drop them a friendly e-mail asking for further information about your case. It shows your concern and that you really care (from my point of view)

17 February 2010 - 1:06pm

thanks slarios

17 February 2010 - 9:11pm


Are all you guys applying for the Graduate roles?

18 February 2010 - 2:18am

@ Matt_B I did apply for the graduate role. What about you?

20 February 2010 - 12:20am

Yeah, graduate manufacturing engineering. Emailed them a few days ago and they got back to my yesterday saying it will take 6 - 8 weeks (between February n April) to get your assessment centre date if your successful. If you email the address they sent the psychometric test links on they'll be able to tell you whether your application is still active, under assessment or not.

18 June 2010 - 1:41pm

Did anyone get a job in product development????

How may days/months Jaguar took to finalize the selection after the interview??

24 October 2010 - 8:38pm


I have been invited by Jaguar Landrover to complete the SHL verbal and Numerical reasoning assessments .Could anybody tell if the format and type of questions in the full length Verbal and Numerical Reasoning Practice test in SHL site match with the questions in the real test?Also does anybody know if there is any cut off mark for Passing the real tests?

Thanks in advance..

3 November 2010 - 8:40pm

Hi guys

I have my assessment centre next week for manufacturing engineering role. I was just wondering if you guys can tell me little bit about the technical interview. is it going to be from the past work experience mostly or they are going to ask technical questins generally.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers guys

16 November 2010 - 11:57pm


Could anyone tell me please if jaguar make telephone interview?, if so, what kind of questions are?, if not, how is the assessment?, what kind of thing do you have to do there and what kind of knowledge do you need?.. I would like to be prepared if I pass the online test...

Thank you in advance.

23 November 2010 - 2:54pm

Hello Farooko,

Have you done your assessment in JLR?? how was it?? I am having my assessment in next couple of weeks. would you please let me know the type of qs they asked and what would i expect on the assessment day??

Thanks in advance

31 December 2010 - 5:35pm

Hello ashwanikumar9708

How did you go about answering the question on agility and flexibility which was about Describing an occasion when you recognised an opportunity to improve something and acted on it. I am just confused on how to answer.

31 December 2010 - 6:50pm

Hello 0203m3...

I am not sure mate about what to answer.. but i did try to explain that with an example of improvement which i spotted and took steps for it in my last company.. may be they were looking for something like EUREKA... anyways.. i didn't succeed in the first interview phase but wish you luck... i think you can reach them for the feedback on your assessment... gud luck

4 January 2011 - 12:41pm

Hello everybody

Please i have done the telephone interview with a company and up till now they kept on saying my application is under consideration.does any one have the knowledge of what is going on and this is really frustrating

I have done the situational judgement test and passed and the online telephone interview but up till now i have not heard anything and they kept on saying under consideration.Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee any advice

18 January 2011 - 4:21pm


I have the SHL numerical & reasoning tests for JLR and was wondering if the Q's were simular to the tests on the SHL website. Also did you take a snap shot of the questions?

20 January 2011 - 2:33pm


I have done the telephone interview, shl on line tests and the face to face interview which I was told went really well, have'nt heard anything yet been waiting 2 weeks to see if successful or not?

20 January 2011 - 2:35pm

Hi J0000

The SHL tests are very hard I did the Managment graded test which comprised of 3 areas, you have 3 minutes to do 4 questions, you dont get chnace to get the calculator out or read the passage in the verbal reasoning tests, just try and do one question and guess the rest. Good luck!!

p.s Did my tests last week.

9 February 2011 - 2:18am


Has anyone heard back for the finance grad programme yet? They contacted a couple of weeks back saying that they are now considering all apps - however, nothing since.


16 February 2011 - 6:46pm


Iv been invited for an interview at jaguar land rover on 9th of march 2011, hybrid technology and electronic engineering. Can anyone please help me out? I have no clue how the assessment centre is going to be like. They just said it will be from 7:30 to 16:30.


19 February 2011 - 5:33pm


Sorry not exactly got the answer but am very curious as to how it goes for you as i'll be having my first assessment too in around the same time so will be very helpful if you could give any feedback on how it went.

Thank you

20 February 2011 - 5:57pm

Anyone attending assessment on 16 March? Just want to see any people going then, let me know. Thanks :-)

26 February 2011 - 2:25pm

I am attending an assessment day on the 10th March for HR. So any advice about what happens on one these days would be appreciated

2 March 2011 - 2:49pm

Hey Jokasa,

I am attending the assessment centre on the 16th March aswell. Is it at the Ashorne College?

What position have you applied for? I applied for the product development role.

Anyways look forward to hearing from you.

6 March 2011 - 10:45pm

yeah same ( think it is product design and development) interesting ...., think its Ashorne college, in leamington right?, anyway just sent you a private msg

7 March 2011 - 6:45pm


I've also been invited for an interview at jaguar land rover on 9th of march 2011 from 7:30 to 16:30 and also have no idea on what an assessment centre involves. If you find out anything please let me know! Who knows may even see you at the interview haha


13 March 2011 - 7:22pm

mines the day before.

14 March 2011 - 12:53am

oh wow, please come back with comments on how it goes,

best of luck

14 March 2011 - 11:00am

I attended an assessment day last thursday, I was just wondering how long it takes for them to reply with the outcome?

As for details regarding the assessment day: Be sure to have enough examples to answer all the key aspects which they are looking for. Be prepared to be waiting around for hour and half blocks dependent upon how the scheduling goes.

15 March 2011 - 11:11am


I also attended the assessment day for hr on the 10th March. I thought we were going to hear back either friday or monday? I havent heard anything so maybe they were only letting the successful candidates know then. Has anyone from that assessment day heard anything?

15 March 2011 - 12:17pm


I sent them an email this morning and apparently You will be contacted as soon as the outcome is available. The guy in the morning doing the tests did say it may take longer than 2 days.. But I am personally not holding out hope. But it wouldn't take that long to email us to say sorry you are not successful..

15 March 2011 - 12:54pm

I'm not holding out much hope either but the waiting is the worst part. I really wanted to find out soon so I can decide whether to attend another assessment centre at the end of this week. So do you think they will ring everyone regardless of the outcome or do you think unsuccessful candidates will get an email? My boyfriend works in HR at JLR so he said he'd try and find out some information today, i'll let you know if I hear anything.

15 March 2011 - 1:07pm

Hi, I just got an email saying that I was unsuccessful, so that solves all the waiting. Hope you news is better than mine

15 March 2011 - 1:42pm

I just got the same email :(. I've just emailed asking for feedback so I hope they email back quickly so I can improve for the next one. Oh well at least it was experience and we did well to get that far!

17 March 2011 - 1:41pm

Yeah feel for you guys, star87 and Greenangel10, came back from mine yesterday all i can think of is the fact that I didn't do my best, I prepared and all but it was my first assessment so dono.

I don't feel confident about it, so I guess I'll just ask for feedback when they drop the bombshell, shame I had hoped to do better and get selected...I hope I do, then again everyone always does. schedule was as mentioned in email and as most people had said here, but I messed up my technical presentation which for me was interviewed by the guy in bigger position :-(.

Yeah the wait is a pain, just yesterday but its already keeping me from doing anything else...

18 March 2011 - 8:12pm

hey i see some of you have had recent assessment centres. i have one for the finance stream next week, would appreciate it if you guys could me an account of your experiences. im pretty nervous about it so could really do with your advice guys? how was your interview? they say there will be a role play and group excercise and re-testing too? how was it all? hard luck for not getting through but im sure each experience is a learning one and will make you more prepared and confident for the next. good luck and thanks a lot!!

19 March 2011 - 8:01pm

Well dono if you have been told that you have a presentation if yes then I advise you to start thinking about it now....I didn't cos I assumed they would give us a topic but you have to think about yours, and yeah was quite a challenge, dont think it was a sucess.

Also for role play not down the details given ..even up to the date that is suggested. I got caught out on some details that I kind of overlooked, pay particular atention to the why you are having the role its aim.

Well the tests where done again obviously will be a like the test examples that they sent. Interview is quite detailed so you'll have to prepare / think about scenarios in your life that relate to the questions ie, when you have helped someone, when you have seen some not doing the right thing, when you have been persistent on something, etc etc

Role play is generic its all about team work and reasoning togther as a team, just hope that the group you are with realise that its not about competing with each other but working together.

best of luck

19 March 2011 - 11:04pm

thanks a lot for your advice jokasa. no they didnt mention presentation, just retesting, group excercise , role play and structured interview. were u told that you would have one? did u apply for finance? i thort there would be one but i was assuming it may have just been for engineering canditates to prepare in advance for. can you chose any topic to do it on, how long for?

is the role play linked in with the group excercise then? whats the role play actually about? thanks for your info, it rlly helps having some sort of idea of what to expect. hope you get it, u find out soon?

20 March 2011 - 10:03am

Ok maybe you don't have to do presentation, mine was for engineering.

No all tasks are seperate, so what you do in role play is not linked to the group exercise...most likely they'll get you another person (not an interviewee) or the assessor themselves will do the role play with you. You are given instructions and usually the preparation time is between 15-30min. It can vary. Vaguely, role play required you to recommend a decision to a senior person because your manager was called away and you had to represent him. But he doesn't tell you what to do you are left to make the decision and obviously you have to justify your decision to the senior person you are meeting....I can assume JLR know that people go to this forum and share info so don't expect it to be same...from my uni we were given a example role play and this was about meeting a client for your company and having to help meet their requirements, so it could be anything.

Just study job requirements and you might be better prepared for the role play and improvise where required.

20 March 2011 - 2:11pm

Cheers jokasa!! do you know what a structured interview is? did you have one too? ive only done competency based. im assuming it will be similar sort of questions such as you mentioned before( give me a time when......) . does structured just mean they will make the questions exaclty the same for everyone and there will be no sub questions to the intial one or they are maybe all standardised too for every interview.

20 March 2011 - 10:41pm

Well it said structured interview and like I said above it was loads of compentency questions. Wether or not they are different that I don't know

Something I realised is the email they didn't mention the presentation_ it mentioned the Structured Interview, Role Play, and Group Exercise, so was kind of surprised when I got there and it was on...oh well ( although this is my most wanted job)

21 March 2011 - 11:53am

Well wait is over and I got a no.

Flipping crying guess I wanted it so much..can't stop the tears, oh well I better try others. Can people who have passed provide some feedback, I know you can get feedback even when passed. That will be helpful. Thanks

21 March 2011 - 3:34pm

Hey sorry to hear about it Jokasa, at least it would have been an experience.

I havent been told about a presentation :s

do they pick a topic for you, or do you present it on anything you wish to ( ie a subject you have studied or project you have done)

how long do you have for it?

How about the technical interview for the engineering, do they expect you to answer questions on structures, fluid dynamics, etc

I wish you all the success in the future.

21 March 2011 - 7:56pm

unlucky jokasa! most people dont pass these assessment centres so dont be hard on yourself, really hard to know what they truly want and requires fair bit of luck. dont give up,ul keep getting better! ive been trying for a long time too so i know how hard this can be!

23 March 2011 - 4:34pm

Hi Guys,

I don't understand how you lot have all heard back! I applied to Jag on the 20th of Dec!! I did the aptitude tests for them and have not heard back one thing, everytime I email them - they just respond saying it is still under consideration!

What the hell is going on ???

23 March 2011 - 5:52pm

Thanks Happychappy, i'll get over it

But to reply to chazzer15, well it took a long time too for me. Applied early Dec, didn't hear anything, emailed them in mid Jan they said still under consideration, then about 2 weeks after was asked to do test. They got back after awhile saying I had passed but, I still had to email them to ask if I was still on and they said they are still processing. however, I had info for assessment day 3-4 wks prior to the day.

From what they said they run assessemnt centres until they get the people they want, so if they don't they continue searching... best of luck

26 March 2011 - 8:40am

Hi happy chappy, i am just new on the forum, and read your comments. Have you been to your assesment centre as i have one too. Please could you let me know what it was like cos was told it would involve role play, what sort of questions to expect. Hope you can get back to me . Thanks for your help

26 March 2011 - 8:44am

hi jokasa, was yours the finance /manufacturing graduate scheme? and does the presentation have to be relating to your role or anything. what was the interview like? thanks and will really appreciate if you can provide information.

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