Psychometric Assessments

The online psychometric assessments are the second stage of the recruitment process. You must be successful at this stage in order to proceed to the next stage of the selection process. Please note, you must successfully complete one assessment before proceeding to the next and must pass all four assessments to move onto the next stage:

1. Dependability & Safety Questionnaire – This online assessment takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and through a range of multiple choice questions, will determine whether a candidate is deemed to be reliable, productive and safe. If you are successful at this assessment you will proceed to the UK Firefighter Talent Screener. An example of the type of question you can expect is:

2. UK Firefighter Talent Screener – This online assessment takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and through a range of multiple choice questions, that have been developed by drawing upon the experiences of real Firefighters, will assess how a candidate is likely to perform as a Firefighter. It may also help you to understand more about what it might be like to work as a Firefighter. If you are successful at this assessment you will proceed to the Verbal Reasoning & Calculation assessments. An example of the type of question you can expect is:

3. Verbal Reasoning & Calculation

  • Verbal Reasoning – You will have 17 minutes to complete this online assessment which will assess your ability to understand and interpret written information, an example of the type of question you can expect is:
  • Calculation – You will have 10 minutes to complete this online assessment which will assess your ability to add, subtract and multiply numbers quickly and accurately. You can use a calculator. An example of the type of question you can expect is:

If you are successful at all of these assessments you will proceed to the next stage of the recruitment process.

The assessments are administered online by SHL; you can find out more about these types of assessment and have a go at some practice questions by visiting www.shldirect.com/en/practice-tests/.

Useful links

Registration

Physical Assessments

Interviews

Pre-Employment Checks

Fitness Guide