Recruitment for the armed forces is supported by Thomas International, who provide psychometric tests, assessments and assessment centres to help uncover every applicant’s strengths and weaknesses. Thomas International has two types of aptitude tests: Thomas Skills and Thomas Psychometric Tests. Thomas Skills uncovers people’s specific abilities, whereas Thomas Psychometric Tests measure general intelligence.
Working and communication styles come under scrutiny in this assessment, which helps employers to build strong and varied teams.
When recruiting the future leaders of the armed forces it’s important to take emotional intelligence into account - and that’s what this assessment measures.
The armed forces will be able to learn more about your strengths, weaknesses, communication style and motivations through this personal profile analysis.
This assessment uncovers how well you learn and retain information. Questions are split into these five sections:
- Reasoning test - this is very similar to a verbal reasoning test
- Perceptual speed test - this is designed to see how well you interpret data inaccuracies
- Number and speed accuracy assessment - very similar to a numerical reasoning test, this measures an individual’s ability to interpret and analyse data
- Word meaning - an assessment of your vocabulary
- Spatial visualisation - mentally manipulating two and three dimensional shapes