Jaguar Land Rover Assessment Centre

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.

Latest comments

  • 27 November 2013 - 9:50pm
    • pareshvora1


    Did you hear anything from them. I am waiting to hear from them as well after assessment centre it is around a week..

  • 14 November 2013 - 11:21am
    • tom7490-gw

    Hello, I had my assessment centre for an engineering role 8 days ago. I thought it went pretty well. But nobody has gotten back to me yet. When did you hear back from JLR whether you were successful or not?

  • 22 November 2013 - 10:28pm
    • m_ali1993

    Hello. I was wondering if you could fill me in with the events at the assessment centre. What was the interview likd, group exercise etc. Any tips would be much appreciated.

    P.s hope you get the role

  • 14 November 2013 - 6:03pm
    • deliormanli

    You should wait for 1-2 months

  • 30 March 2013 - 4:49pm
    • racing123

    Hi I have my assessment day with JLR on april 25th 2013 at Woodside Glasshouse Lane. My role is in finance and titled as parametric cost knowledge engineer. lots of numbers and statistics. i love my maths and accounts anyway :). i know this is going to be a long process to get the job.
    has anyone got a clue about the latest assessment center style questions for finance hires like me?
    btw anyone on the same day as me?
    many thanks in advance for replies.

  • 7 March 2013 - 6:49pm
    • Aidon12

    I'm in the same situation. Applied for the finance scheme in december, did the online tests and then just get the same email every time saying they've had a lot of applications and still reviewing them. Has anyone here heard back about the assessment centre for the finance scheme?

  • 8 March 2013 - 3:57am
    • inus

    I did apply for a finance position way back in 2011, and it was the same too. though i did have to go through online tests, assessment centre, role play. i have given details of what the interview process entails in one of my psostings in April/MAY 2011 here on wikijobs. so you can go through the threads if you can.
    But all the competencies are tested(i think they are all the JLR values.) if you do need further information. do let me know.

  • 30 March 2013 - 5:05pm
    • racing123

    Hi Inus, I have my assessment day with Jaguar Land Rover on april 25th 2013 at Woodside Glasshouse Lane in Warwickshire. Can you please re post your wikijob postings in April/MAY 2011 for again here me please?
    My role is in finance and titled as parametric cost knowledge engineer. lots of numbers and statistics.

    any other tips please? much appreciated.

  • 19 February 2013 - 12:41pm
    • AmitGanatra

    I did an application for the graduate finance scheme in November, and I've not heard back from them, other than the odd seasons greetings card! Is this normal?

  • 27 January 2013 - 11:52pm
    • prs

    I submitted my application for the Product Development Undergraduate Scheme in October and got an invitation to do the online tests a week after.
    I did those tests on 4/11/2012 and I'm still waiting for an answer, although I sent an email on December and they told me there was a high volume of applications and that they would take mine under consideration, too.
    I really hope that helps you, any other information is welcomed, so please share your experience ^^
    I will keep you updated if you want me to. Good luck!!

  • 2 January 2013 - 11:11pm
    • Jasboy

    do the online SDH tests. the real ones are harder on the day but you'll get the idea. try and find harder ones online if you can. for me the mechanical pull a lever, which light goes on, etc were doubles, ie. one action meant two possible other activations. on the next Q. this got reversed ext., ok if your into those mind games. %-ages on the maths tests,all the tests are difficult toachieve in the time they give you. check out the JLR framework, during the interview/s ALL of your answers need to be along the lines of the Behavioural Framework, answer stupidly at your peril. sorry to be blunt but you know how seriously you want this. Good luck.

  • 2 January 2013 - 7:51am
    • azus90

    Hi all, Can anyone please tell me how quickly they responded to your initial application? Submitted mine on 17/12/12 . Still waiting on 2/1/13. It is a job I really want. So nervous. Product design engg.

  • 3 December 2012 - 4:17pm
    • mitsharma

    Hi Guys

    I passed my initial online test and now I've been invited to solihul to re-sit those exams. I thought that was part of assessment centre. But anyway, is there anybody else in the same situation.

  • 15 November 2012 - 11:19am
    • BONNANO90

    I have applied for product development, got my assessment day approaching. Is their anyone who has attended theirs recently and is thoughtful enough to share their experience with us all?. Snakes and rodents please do not respond. lol.

  • 2 January 2013 - 7:52am
    • azus90

    In how many days did they respond to your application? I've been waiting for two weeks inc bank hols.

  • 5 November 2012 - 9:55pm
    • toobusytotalk

    I was due to attend an assessment day on 16th November but have today been told it has been postponed due to a new model launch! Has anyone else had the same email? It seems strange that HR would be needed for a model launch? Or am I being fobbed off? They claim they'll be in touch 'in the new year'?

  • 29 October 2012 - 4:35pm
    • kate1690

    Hi everyone! has anyone applied for HR grad scheme for JLR? Just wondered if anyone could help with the application process from the application form to the test centre? Would be great help!


  • 23 April 2012 - 1:31am
    • frofad

    hi Jasboy,

    did you get the job?

  • 31 October 2011 - 7:48pm
    • AdePaulAdelaju

    Hey guys, I have a on line test for Jaguar Land Rover. Any advice on how to prepare for it and where to possible get some practice from?

    Thank in advance.

  • 20 July 2011 - 8:31pm
    • Lynkjones

    Hey Everyone

    I was just wondering if anyone has got any sort of feedback from Jaguar Landrover after the assessment centre, I have been to the assessment centre for the product development stream and was not successful and it is taking quite a while obtaining feedback.

  • 29 June 2011 - 3:38pm
    • namkrad

    Do you know any deadlines according to outcome/final decision ?

  • 27 June 2011 - 7:32pm
    • farooko

    Hii Lunaticalm

    Thanks bud for such a detailed comment. Appreciate them. Could you please tell me if you applied for a graduate poistion or experienced hire? Also, how was the technical interview?

    Thanks for your help once again.

  • 27 June 2011 - 8:57pm
    • lunaticalm

    Hi Farooko

    I did the assessment for manuf. grad position not for an experienced role. I had a competency based interview which goes for an hour. Questions were like...describe a part/aspect of a job which you dint like...tell me a time when you took a quick decision...the general group work question... describe a situation where you improvised something...stuff like that. Each question opens into a few sub-questions by which they probably judge if you would screw up their plant...Also I was told this before by many careers and recruitment people - all your answers for the competency questions should be mostly from previous work experiences or experiences other than your silly final year projects or academic stuff...yea...for the old chappies who take your interviews your degree projects will be silly

  • 27 June 2011 - 4:19pm
    • [email protected]

    Hi Toobusytotalk, when did you get the result for the mid-April AC? Which management role did you applied for?

  • 27 June 2011 - 2:59pm
    • toobusytotalk

    Attended assessment day in mid-April, failed to get the job (management role) and asked for the feedback so i might improve my skills. It's now the end of June and i am still waiting for that feedback??
    So if you fail don't hold your breath for any feedback.
    Despite taking a days holiday to attend and 2 days in preperation, JLR can't seem to find 30 minutes to give the feedback THEY offered?
    Poor show!

  • 27 June 2011 - 12:02pm
    • deliormanli

    Hi "lunaticalm",

    How was your interview? I am also attending the assessment centre on 17th July at Warwick for manuf. positon.

  • 27 June 2011 - 1:23pm
    • lunaticalm

    I got rejected like a thousand others! I might apply next year maybe. Ok do your numerical and diagrammatic thoroughly cause the ones there are tougher (with lesser time) than the ones you give online before. Group work - they give you a problem with a leaking moonroof (sunroof) and give possible solutions which are common for all. Each member is heading a department and has one solution in detail to recommend from his dept. Make sure you work out your decision first perfectly and then do the other stuff. Always be the first one to talk but do not shout. Try working your solution perfectly and convince others to take your solution as the final recommendation. The role play also deals with a problem with the head light switch with cars being sent to the Japanese market. It states that the Japanese switch off/on their headlights at traffic signals that is why the contact points wear out prematurely. You are given three solutions and based on calculations you need to convince the person which is the best one and why. There is no specific answer but you should choose one and stick to it. Reason it out why that is better then the other. Give all possible reasons like quality, reputation of the company, negative impacts, costs involved, extra workers etc. There is no technical presentation for manuf. grads . Be sure to read all the information quickly for the group work and role play. There is a lot of key info that you tend to miss. They give you note pads for every activity which they collect afterwards. You are supposed to write your names on it so they use these for assessing as well. So try to write all the stuff you understand. Interview is fairly easy and for an hour. Take a look at the high performance behaviours on their website, the questions are pretty much based on these. And yes the lunch sucks!

  • 27 June 2011 - 12:46pm
    • kboy

    Hi Deliormanli,
    Do u mind telling me when you applied for the manufacturing role. I applied last month and they sent me a mail saying they are reviewing all the application presently.

  • 2 July 2011 - 10:32am
    • deliormanli

    Hi Kunle,

    I applied in the mid of March 2011.

    Be patient in 3 weeks or 1 month they send you a mail.

  • 16 June 2011 - 4:53pm
    • namkrad

    to boylouis:

    when did you have the Assessment Center and when did you get the final decision and in which way ? by e-mail, by phone or by post ?

  • 16 June 2011 - 2:42pm
    • boylouis

    has anyone been offered purchasing placement job in whitley coventry?
    wanna know if im working with anyone ?

  • 25 August 2011 - 2:13pm
    • Jasboy


    Hey louis, i'm going for an experienced hire for the purchasing/project specialist and DESPERATELY need advice !!!!

    Remember what it was like before you got this job ?

    I'm in that desperate position at the moment and would be very grateful for any advice at all !!! HELP !!!

  • 15 June 2011 - 1:51pm
    • namkrad

    I applied in February for Experienced Hires than i had test in December and Assessment Center in March than additional tests in May and have not heard anything about the outcome since than.

    Do you know guys what is going on and how the situation looks in your cases ?

  • 6 June 2011 - 3:31pm
    • Lynkjones

    Hey guys I have my assessment centre on the 15th of June at Ashorne Hill, was wondering if anyone has theirs on that day and also I would appreciate if I get details from those who have been to the assessment centre for the product development scheme, this includes those who were successful, any information would be helpful and I would be grateful.

  • 4 June 2011 - 2:17pm
    • lunaticalm

    Hi guys I am also attending the assessment centre on 15th June at Warwick. I am trying for the manufacturing stream. As a good resource to study from I would recommend the University of Kent's careers and employability section. Just do a google search
    'university of kent assessment centre' there is a good amount of study material there. One of my mates attended the assessment centre last month and hasn't heard anything yet. He said that they really rush you through things. So presence of mind is really important. The role play and technical presentation are the ones to prepare for thoroughly. I think group work is more of a combined effort and has to be worked upon as a team, they give you a situation for which we have to work out solutions in unison. The structured interview would be familiar (maybe easy) to people who have given a few interviews before, except that they bombard you with a lot of competency questions. My mate said his lasted one and a half hours! Thats a lot of grilling!

  • 14 June 2011 - 9:09pm
    • Lynkjones

    I would probably see you there tommorrow

  • 30 May 2011 - 11:25am
    • Mandy4u

    I have attended the assessment day recently....although I havent performed to the level i planned...I must say its a good experience. As most of the earlier posts suggested, there were 4 levels of assessment Technical, Psychometric, Roleplay and Behavioral assessments. Thanks for sharing your experiences folks..Good luck to those who are awaiting their assesments.

  • 18 May 2011 - 11:42pm
    • stu_wants_a_good_job

    Hello to all....

    I really appreciate your comments; most useful. I didn't even know there'd be a technical interview until today!

    I'm due on Tuesday, 24th of May for the Product Development. It's the first time I've done anything of the sort.. so I'm pretty nervous as you can perhaps all empathise with.

    What I really would like to know... is what sort of material they are expecting you to bring? I appreciate there is a technical interview; so perhaps my final year project would be suitable? Also... I've been working since I left University as a Design Draughtsman.. with Solidworks and AutoCAD. Would it be worth taking any examples of my work along-or is that a tabboo?

    I'm assuming that the numerical and verbal tests are similiar to the online ones and therefore...nothing to worry about? If they are in any way more advanced..please, someone spare me embarassment! I'm not expecting any high level Mathematics, just simple arithmetic-correct?

    The scariest thing to me sounds like the role play and group exercises... any info would be MASSIVELY appreciated. Also.. finally.. how long is the presentation, and it is on whatever yoiu chose then is it..???

    Thanks a lot and good luck to all future applicants.. to the unlucky ones ( as perhaps soon to be myself) don't give up and think of the experience you'll always have!!!


  • 22 April 2011 - 8:12pm
    • Maiwand Aziz

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for all the info really helpful - Like most of you I applied in Dec and didnt hear back from them until last week! I have an assessment centre on the 4th of May, anyone else going? Im on the product development stream so if anyone has any tips or advice would love to hear them! Also do we have to do a presentation?? The email only says interview, role play and group exercise?

    Any help is much appreciated!

  • 18 May 2011 - 11:59pm
    • stu_wants_a_good_job

    Hey Aziz....

    Just curious as to how your assessment was.... and if you had any hints/tips with regards to the message I posted just beneath yours.

    I'm most concerned with the technical interview I've heard long will it be?

    And also.. what sort of things are you expected to bring.. examples of your work etc? can you take things froma previous job or is that massivey tabboo?? If I deleted the contract information form the drawing templates for example.. would that be cool?



  • 12 May 2011 - 11:59pm
    • JAKko

    hi aziz,

    hope u doing well man!

    was just wondering if you could help me with the type of questions u met at the verbal reasoning and numeracy level plz?

    was it like hard ? how did you prepare or from what did you prepare...

    Some of ur tips will be really helpful as ive been asked 2 sit the numeracy and the verbal reasoning tests for the manufacturing and prod development programme...

    Can u please help!

    much appreciated!


  • 18 May 2011 - 11:53pm
    • stu_wants_a_good_job


  • 16 April 2011 - 7:42am
    • inus

    The assesment for finance is in 3 stages, the group exercise, competency interview and role play.
    The group exercise will involve giving you a brief that involve JLR going into a new market and they have a range of options of cars to manufacture in that country.
    So you have to read your brief very well and try as much as possible to assert your views on why the particular vehicle you are given should be the one for JLR to go ahead with.
    Try and understand the background information you will be given, but most importantly be a good team player. Read more about the dos and donts of group exercise.
    Also the competency interview is based on the "high performance behaviours" of JLR have a look at their website aand have an example for each of those behaviours such as agility and flexibility, clear direction, high performance, efficient delivery etc.
    How would you take advantage of Training and Development at JLR.
    Wh do you want to work for JLR
    Who are your customers/clients in the role you applied for.
    How you have helped someone/corrected someone who was doing the wrong thing.

    Then the role play you wil be given a brief about cuts in budget to a particular departemnt. You are the one in charge of that budget in relation to production.
    You will be expected to produce a revised product life cycle based on some key incidents that will cause changes:
    1. Fire incident that will delay production.
    2. Budget has been reduced by 350k by the CFO
    3. One of JLR competitor is trying to bring out a sports car within the next 3years, so JLR will have to put itself in a competitive position ahead of the competition.
    4. You will be asked to write a report based on the role play that you have with the Production Manager, any recommendations or conclusion tha you arrived at after your meeting.
    Also, the key focus of the role play will be on:
    financial position ie sales, revenue
    And the key competencies they will be looking at is business focus, how can you manage company resources.
    Strong Teams how do you interact with the Production team as a finance person
    Customer focus, how you can meet customer needs and expectations.
    Its a really advanced role play to be honest and time is also a factor.
    Try and understand your brief very well,
    if you still have any questions let me know, but sorry that i dont check my mail quite often but i will try and respond asap

  • 15 April 2011 - 10:46am
    • pd80

    Did anyone get a role with JLR, I am starting work for AVL but my first placement is at the Gaydon and Whitley JLR sites. I was just wondering if anyone has had to move to the area recently and where would be a decent location to be looking at.


  • 6 June 2011 - 9:36pm
    • umeed ashtiani

    hi dear,I got an interview with AVL next week, if you dont mind, can I enquire which role are you applied for, and how did you find the company...

  • 10 June 2011 - 9:53am
    • Lynkjones

    If u meant the question to me, I applied for the Product Development Role

  • 2 June 2011 - 6:43am
    • Lynkjones

    Hey pd80,

    I applied for the Product development scheme and I have got my assessment centre coming up on the 15th and I also noticed that you have got a role with JLR, It must have been hard but I would appreciate if you can give me detailed tips with how to approach the assessment centre. I would be grateful.

  • 14 April 2011 - 12:36pm
    • Heebatron

    Hi Inus,

    I'd love some info on the Finance role at JLR if you could provide any?


  • 8 April 2011 - 11:04pm
    • laura_88

    Hi there
    Has anyone applied for the Marketing grad role with JLR? I applied well before Christmas and have had no further action except for numerous emails saying they would get back to me soon! Would be nice to know if I'm not the only one sitting waiting!

  • 7 April 2011 - 8:00pm
    • inus

    is there anyone that needs information regarding the finance role in jlr.
    i did go for the assesment centre and will be willing to provide the needed information to anyone who needs it