Many graduate employers use psychometric tests as part of the recruitment and selection process for graduate schemes.
Why are psychometric tests used?
Psychometric tests give applicants an equal opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities. They show employers how you are likely to perform in a job, particularly if you have little or no previous experience of the job, and give you feedback as to whether the job is really for you. Psychometric tests may include aptitude or ability tests, personality questionnaires or a combination of both.
Resources and advice on psychometric testing
Log in to InfoHub and view the Careers Toolkit and Resources tab for practice interview questions and online videos, advice on handling nerves, general interview tips and different types of interview.
- Making an Impact – the Graduate Job Interview – videos of students and graduates being interviewed by recruiters. Includes an example of a phone interview.
Psychometric practice tests
Practise numerical, verbal and analytical tests online. Please note: these resources are only available within the UWE Bristol network.