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Psychometric tests

Psychometric tests

As part of our assessment process, we will use various additional tests, including aptitude or psychometric tests.

Psychometric tests offer further objective information about your abilities in relation to the role applied for. The tests give a measure of strengths/limitations and research has shown that people who do well in these tests go on to do well in the role itself.

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Following initial candidate registration, you will complete a self-selection questionnaire which presents you with information about the demands and challenges you may face as a firefighter. You will be asked to select an answer to the statements, and at the end of the process, you will have the opportunity to progress to the next stage or exit the application process. 

Behavioural Styles Questionnaire, Situational Judgement and Literacy Assessments

If you select to progress to the next stage and begin the application process, you will start stage one. This involves:

  • completing a behavioural styles questionnaire designed around some typical behaviours required of the role. You will be asked to rate statements based on whether you agree or disagree with them.
  • completing a situational judgement assessment which is designed to measure decisions you make in a realistic work setting. The assessment does not require any operational experience or knowledge. It will present various scenarios that you could face as a firefighter.
  • completing a literacy assessment. Questions will be presented as short passages of information about a specific topic.  You will be asked to indicate whether certain statements are true, false, or not possible to say, based solely on the information provided.

The behavioural style questionnaire and situational judgement assessment are not timed. However, the literacy assessment is timed.

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