Electrician Test

An electrician test assesses applicants on the requisite skills and aptitudes required for the position, to help employers identify the most qualified candidates.

  • What is an electrician test?

    An electrician test is a pre-employment test that measures the fundamental skills and abilities required to work as an electrician.

    It gives an employer an accurate picture of a candidate’s future potential based on their cognitive function, technical understanding and capacity for learning. These attributes are measured through a series of multiple-choice questions covering verbal, numerical, logical and mechanical aptitude.

    For an applicant to achieve a high score on the electrician test, they must show a propensity for effective problem-solving, the ability to logically apply electrical concepts, and interpret new information to form sound conclusions.

    Using test performance data, employers can then make informed decisions on which applicants to progress to the next stage of recruitment.

About the Electrician Test

Safety compliance, attention to detail, technical competence – a good electrician needs all of these. As an employer, you want to identify these skills early on, so you can focus your attention on the most promising applicants.

That's where an electrician test comes in. Designed to measure essential competencies, it makes for an efficient screening tool, and helps you spot the strongest electrician candidates in your applicant pool.

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  • Why should you use an electrician test for recruiting?

    When it comes to recruitment, there are a number of hurdles to overcome as an employer - perhaps none more challenging than deciding who, out of often hundreds of applicants, will prove most effective in their role.

    You can rely on qualifications and experience to a certain extent, but this won’t give you demonstrable evidence of how a candidate’s real skills as an electrician compare to their claims on paper. To add further complexity, the bulk of applications you receive will likely read similar, with little to differentiate one candidate from the next.

    Picked’s electrician test offers insight on how well an individual follows instructions, how they apply critical analysis to solve complex problems, and their ability to interpret facts and figures accurately.

    An individual that scores highly on the electrician test may be deemed capable of planning secure electrical works, completing inspections, testing, fault finding, and all other duties associated with the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical fitting, fixtures and machinery.

    With comparable data on each candidate’s test performance, you can confidently select your shortlist for further assessment and interview.

    Picked’s electrician test is a valuable tool when hiring for any of the following roles:

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Results for the Electrician Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses electrician skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable, soft skills (e.g. interpersonal), aptitude (e.g. mechanical reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. detail orientation). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be an electrician were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our electrician test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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    We offer Electrician tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.

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Written by an Electrician Test expert

Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

FAQs

Is the electrician test hard?

As with all our aptitude tests, the electrician test is designed at an appropriate level of difficulty. It is challenging to the extent that it requires a high level of cognitive ability, applied under pressure, but should be well within the means of competent applicants.

What skills are needed for an electrician?

An electrician must possess a thorough understanding of electrical principles, keen attention to detail, analytical thinking and problem-solving ability. They must be able to interpret both written and diagrammatic information, and work within health and safety regulations.

What is the cost for Picked's electrician test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

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Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for 7 seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

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Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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