This Rolls Royce assessment centre guide includes practice tests, top tips and insider secrets for success. We’ll walk you through each part of the day and show you how to prepare. Let’s get started.
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Rolls Royce Assessment Centre: What Should I Expect?
The Rolls Royce assessment centre is a rigorous evaluation of candidates’ intelligence and professional capabilities. You can expect to face the following exercises on the day:
- Aptitude tests (Numerical reasoning test, verbal reasoning test, etc.)
- Competency-based interview
- Case study
- Group exercise
Lets walk through each of these exercises in detail.
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Identify which tests you will face
The aptitude tests you will take are based on the role you are applying for. Use this guide from Rolls Royce to determine which tests you will face.
Rolls Royce Assessment Centre Aptitude Tests
This is a critical element of the Rolls Royce assessment centre; if you score badly in the aptitude tests it is highly unlikely you will be successful (even if you perform strongly in the other activities).
Action point: Read our success guides for each of the following aptitude tests
Action point: Practice the Rolls-Royce aptitude tests here.
Rolls Royce Assessment Centre Interviews
You will face an interview at the Rolls Royce assessment centre but the nature of the interview will vary based on what job you have applied for.
- The motivational interview will delve into your personal achievements, how you accomplished them and what you have learned along the way.
- The competency-based interview aims to find out whether you are a good fit for Rolls Royce and the role you have applied for.
Regardless of which interview type you face, it’s vital that you research the role and the company.
Action point: Request a copy of your role’s job description from Rolls Royce’s HR team. This will give you a checklist of the role’s core competencies. (AKA ‘gold-dust’.)
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The importance of pre-interview research
The role’s competencies will form the pillars of your preparation and interview success.
Rolls Royce company-wide behaviours
You must make sure that you know the company’s valued behaviours:
- Trust: Trust must be earned and gained from each other, customers and stakeholders. Without trust, strong relationships do not exist.
- Deliver: Being successful means constantly striving for success. Customers must share the same belief in the company as its employees, in order to achieve this. Customers should believe in the company and trust its word.
- Excellence: This is the only acceptable standard for all staff in both behaviour and action. Employees must strive to always better themselves and the company.
You can learn more about these standards here.
Here’s a quick exercise which will help you prepare for the Rolls Royce Assessment Centre:
- Create a list of examples when you have demonstrated each of the above behaviours.
- Create two examples for each. Make them detailed.
- Memorise your list of examples.
This list will help you a lot during your interview and presentation Q&A.
You may face a technical interview at the Rolls Royce assessment centre. It will help you a lot if you have a detailed understanding of the role’s job description.
Action point: Spend some time reading the interview section of this site. It will be a treasure trove for you.
Want more help? Read these guides:
- ‘How to prepare for an assessment centre interview‘
- ‘10 Social Etiquette Tips For Assessment Centres‘
Rolls Royce Assessment Centre – Presentation
You may be terrified at the prospect of conducting a presentation but there is good news:
- You will be advised of the subject of your presentation before attending the Rolls Royce assessment centre, so you can prepare ahead of time.
The presentation will need to be 10 minutes in total and you should spend plenty of time preparing and practicing before the event.
Action Point: Read our guide ‘How to deliver a killer presentation at your assessment centre‘
Rolls Royce Assessment Centre – Case Study
Next up at the Rolls Royce assessment centre is the case study. The information provided to you will be based around the area of business that’s most applicable to your role.
You will be faced with a problem and 3 different solutions. You will need to choose one of them and explain your rationale in written form.
Obviously, your spelling and grammar must be up to scratch and the assessors will be evaluating how clearly you can communicate.
Action point: Practice for your Rolls Royce assessment centre case study here.
Rolls Royce Assessment Centre – Group Exercise
Most candidates dread the Rolls Royce assessment centre group exercise, but there is a simple framework you can follow for success.
Your group will be given information regarding a problem and you must work together to solve it. You will have an hour to complete the task.
Group exercises are all about participation and the outcome is not as important as the process. Your assessor will be looking to see how you cope in a group environment.
When engaging in a group exercise, think about the following things:
- Are you a leading or following?
- Do you listen, as well as contribute?
- Can you influence, without dominating?
Action point: Read our popular guide ‘How To Shine In Your Assessment Centre Group Exercise‘
The all-conquering importance of practice
If you’re serious about succeeding at your Rolls Royce assessment centre you must take the time to practice each of the assessment exercises you will face at the event.
We can give you great tips and advice, sure, but it’s down to you to put the preparation hours in.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from long experience it’s that preparation is the difference between success and failure. Successful candidates are consistently better-prepared than unsuccessful ones.
Action point: Practice the Rolls-Royce assessment centre activities here.
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