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  • eddardstark
    • #2
    • 29th Mar 12, 9:08 PM
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    • 29th Mar 12, 9:08 PM
    There are two parts to the assessment, you can't really prepare for them, but I'll give you gist of what happens.

    One of the assessments will require you to place a cushion and magnets around the shell of the car, but you've have to do it in a certain order in a certain way and you will have to remove and place them several times. The only thing I can say is keep calm, pay attention to what the instructor says. He goes through what you have to do and someone shows you as well. Just pay attention and don't let anyone distract you.

    The second part is putting together a clutch pedal. Again the instructor goes through everything, all you have to do is follow what he does. Pay attention and if you don't understand ask. They give you gloves as well, they tell you to make sure they are snug fitting and they aren't lying. Wear the tightest possible as the clutch part is fiddly and I struggled a little because my glove weren't tight enough.

    In hindsight it is quite easy and the only thing that puts you back is nerves. Everyone is friendly enough and the other candidates were fine as well. They don't spring anything on you either, the above is all that happened. No questions etc.

    Hope this helped.
  • doodoot
    • #3
    • 30th Mar 12, 9:03 AM
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    • 30th Mar 12, 9:03 AM
    I don't have any advice, but wanted to say good luck to him.

    It will be a great opportunity for him!
    Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
  • hermadge
    • #4
    • 31st Mar 12, 12:01 AM
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    • 31st Mar 12, 12:01 AM
    Thank you to you both. He has had it and said it went well,. Any idea how long before you can expect to hear back ? Cheers.
  • garfster
    • #5
    • 5th Apr 12, 12:07 PM
    • #5
    • 5th Apr 12, 12:07 PM
    Best of luck.

    I applied through Manpower and did my manual assesment
    over eight weeks ago now!
    The following day I received an email saying they'd
    call or email within 14 days.

    Haven't heard a thing and other people have got rejection e-mails.
    Perhaps they're busy or I was unsuitable.
    I wish they'd let me know either way so I can move on
    but its not looking good at the moment.
    Last edited by garfster; 05-04-2012 at 3:40 PM.
  • GARLAYNE
    • #6
    • 17th Apr 12, 11:59 AM
    Manual Assessment JLR Halewood
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    • 17th Apr 12, 11:59 AM
    I attended manual assessments at JLR early April, and received an interview thanking me for participating and they would be in touch within 28 days. I know its only 2 weeks, but the waiting game is difficult. Has anyone who has done the interviews heard anything yet?
    Good luck to those who have done the assessments!
  • wantsajob
    • #7
    • 17th Apr 12, 12:14 PM
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    • 17th Apr 12, 12:14 PM
    If only more employers did assessments like this, rather than a pointless interview which even if it is a competency based interview is often far removed from tasks involved with the actual work.
    • citykid5
    • By citykid5 19th Apr 12, 11:46 AM
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    citykid5
    • #8
    • 19th Apr 12, 11:46 AM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 11:46 AM
    a bit of a heads up on the interview stage,if hopefully your son gets that far.they are putting a lot of interest on looking for people who can/have experience of working as part of a team.my son flew through his assesments and has been working as a mechanic for the last 2 years,but failed at the interview stage.he asked why he had been rejected,despite haveing done so well.and was told that it was because he was not seen as haveing previous experience of working as part of a team,depite him working daily with 4 other mechanics.the agent then went on to say that if he'd put down a hobby such as football or another team sport.he would most likely of got the job.lesson learnt.another thing i've also found out is that once employed,they then thin the new people down by about 25% dureing thier trail period.wish your son all the best.good luck
  • overmars
    • #9
    • 19th Apr 12, 11:57 PM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 11:57 PM
    What other questions where asked at the interview? I have mine on tuesday and would'nt mind a little heads up.
    • springchicken
    • By springchicken 26th Apr 12, 1:25 PM
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    springchicken
    Hi all
    Has anyone heard from Manpower after the manual assessment stage? Hubby done his manual over 3 weeks ago and has not heard nothing ! Haven't got high hopes after finding out yesterday more the 35000 applied for 1000 jobs! Still, would be nice to know the outcome.
    TIA Springchicken
    Moneysaving? - I cant stop spending because of this site!
  • eddardstark
    Hi all
    Has anyone heard from Manpower after the manual assessment stage? Hubby done his manual over 3 weeks ago and has not heard nothing ! Haven't got high hopes after finding out yesterday more the 35000 applied for 1000 jobs! Still, would be nice to know the outcome.
    TIA Springchicken
    Originally posted by springchicken
    It took just over two weeks for them to get back to me, although I missed the phone call so it took another two weeks for me to book an interview.

    You can always phone up and ask. I had a friend that was waiting for a call back for the result of his interview, he had waited around a month with no contact, he phoned them up and they told him straight away that he didn't get the job, so seems like it takes a while for them to get around to phoning people up, or they don't bother at all.
  • ZepMisty2012
    Evening all, sat my online assessment 27th March, and then sat my manual assessment 20th April. Think i did quite well in both, i know i did very well in the psychometric tests as the chap from Manpower told me, and having sat many in the past i actually thought it was relatively easy to be fair.

    The manual assessment was not to bad either, the accessor whom watched me do the magnet test told me i was one of the fastest he has seen before. I completed the car spec test with time to spare (not much though) and completed the break assembley with 3 minutes to spare. Just playing the waiting game now i suppose...... :s

    Had an e-mail on Wednesday (25/4/12) just to say thanks for coming etc... and they will be in touch soon. How long have people been waiting for? i know some have been weeks, but has anyone heard back earlier? This is for the Halewood site btw.

    Many thanks for any and all replies.
  • Tom79
    Anyone know the best answers for the pedal box test, 5 ways to improve this process?

    I have mine on Tuesday.
  • jazzylaz
    Hi
    Just to fill you in time scales. I was fast tracked I think, as my son works at Halewood I went through on an employee referral. I did my manual assessments on 2nd April, I received a phone call 3 days later to attend the interview 8th April. I received an e-mail the day after thanking me for attending and that Manpower would be in contact within 28 days. Being an impatient so and so I ran Manpower 25th April and was told that the ywould be in touch soon. I got the call yesterday, 26th. They told me I was successful in my assessments and interview but they are re-testing
    the initial online assessment in the classroom. So I have to attend today. This was what I felt was my weakest assessment so not looking forward to it. They are re-testing all successful applicants, so one more stage to go. I can't believe all the palava for an operative position.
    Hope this helps, good luck!
    Originally posted by GARLAYNE

    Hi There,

    My Husband applied as you did through a recommendation, he had his manual assessment last Tuesday 24/04/12 and still hasn't heard anything, so not sure if he's been successful or not.

    He was told when he was there by a member of staff that applicants have been paying a bloke 10 in Liverpool to complete the initial online assessments for them!!! So the reason they're asking everyone to re-do them again in a controlled environment is to sift out the cheats.
    How did you get on? Hope you were successful mate.
    • jon2012
    • By jon2012 1st May 12, 6:43 PM
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    jon2012
    Manual assessment Jag/ Landrover
    Has anyone here actually got further than the online assessment who hasn't been recommended by a current employee?
    I completed the online test a few weeks back and received an email just over a month saying they will be in touch within 28 days due to the amount of applications.
    Having heard nothing within the 28 days I contacted them and was told my application hadn't been assessed yet if I hadn't heard either way even though they didn't ask for my details.
    Someone mentioned on another forum that they received an email a few mins after completing the online test stating they were unsuccessful . At least I didn't receive one which may be of some hope.
    Did anyone manage to complete the full 60 psychometric test questions within the time limit?
    Last edited by jon2012; 01-05-2012 at 7:05 PM.
  • anthonyt
    Has anyone here actually got further than the online assessment who hasn't been recommended by a current employee?
    I completed the online test a few weeks back and received an email just over a month saying they will be in touch within 28 days due to the amount of applications.
    Having heard nothing within the 28 days I contacted them and was told my application hadn't been assessed yet if I hadn't heard either way even though they didn't ask for my details.
    Someone mentioned on another forum that they received an email a few mins after completing the online test stating they were unsuccessful . At least I didn't receive one which may be of some hope.
    Did anyone manage to complete the full 60 psychometric test questions within the time limit?
    Originally posted by jon2012
    I done my online assessment about 29/03/12. I've since done the Manual Assessment and Face to Face Interview. Today I had the phonecall inviting me back to do the Online Assessment again.

    For anyone who has resit the online assessment. How long did it take to hear back from Jaguar as to whether you had the job or not?
  • Kenny77
    Hi, can anyone tell me if you are made to take a drug test at the manuel assessment? Got mine tomorrow but been to amastetdam lately so was just wondering.
  • jazzylaz
    Has anyone here actually got further than the online assessment who hasn't been recommended by a current employee?
    I completed the online test a few weeks back and received an email just over a month saying they will be in touch within 28 days due to the amount of applications.
    Having heard nothing within the 28 days I contacted them and was told my application hadn't been assessed yet if I hadn't heard either way even though they didn't ask for my details.
    Someone mentioned on another forum that they received an email a few mins after completing the online test stating they were unsuccessful . At least I didn't receive one which may be of some hope.
    Did anyone manage to complete the full 60 psychometric test questions within the time limit?
    Originally posted by jon2012
    Most of the people on my husband's manual assessment were NOT referrals if that helps at all mate. I think they're just overwhelmed with applications. They're testing 150 people a day minimum for the manual assessment with interviews going on at the same time.
  • anthonyt
    Hi, can anyone tell me if you are made to take a drug test at the manuel assessment? Got mine tomorrow but been to amastetdam lately so was just wondering.
    Originally posted by Kenny77
    No, no drugs test at Manual Assessment. Manual Assessment is pretty informal. You do the three tests then thats it for the day.

    Its the next stage you do the Drugs Test, as the Interview Stage. This is more formal as face to face interview then maths and english type test.
  • jazzylaz
    I done my online assessment about 29/03/12. I've since done the Manual Assessment and Face to Face Interview. Today I had the phonecall inviting me back to do the Online Assessment again.

    For anyone who has resit the online assessment. How long did it take to hear back from Jaguar as to whether you had the job or not?
    Originally posted by anthonyt
    How long after your manual assessment was it before you got the call for interview? We're still waiting! Thanks.
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