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As you are probably already aware, Mercedes-Benz is a global automobile company – a division of the German company Daimler AG. Mercedes-Benz is a well-known brand for luxury vehicles, coaches, and lorries, and is currently headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Mercedes-Benz recruitment process comprises of 5 different stages. Our step-by-step guide provides you with expert tips for each of these stages:

  1. Mercedes-Benz Online Application
  2. Mercedes-Benz Online Aptitude Tests
  3. Mercedes-Benz Telephone Interview
  4. Mercedes-Benz Assessment Centre
  5. Mercedes-Benz Final Interview

STEP 1

Mercedes-Benz
Online Application

This part of the recruitment process is your first chance to set a good impression and stand out from your competition. The online form will ask you to provide details of your education and any academic results, work experience and may include some motivational questions, depending on the business area you apply to.

You will also be asked to upload your CV so make sure you work on updating it with all the necessary information. Click here for more information on CV writing

Throughout your Online Application, you need to refer to the key competencies sought after by Mercedes-Benz recruiters. Make sure the achievements and projects that you have worked on reflect these skills or values:

  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Reliability

Tip: Apply as early as possible, as applications are often reviewed on a rolling basis. This way you increase your chances of progression to the next stage of the recruitment process.

In terms of motivational questions that you may be asked during this stage, it is best practice to prepare for questions like the following:

  • What is your motivation to work at Mercedes-Benz?
  • Why do you want to apply for this particular role?

Tip: In answering motivational questions, remember to be as precise as possible: refer to unique facts about Mercedes-Benz that motivate you to work there, such as special awards, CSR projects, etc. When describing why you want to apply for this specific role, mention the core skills required for this position and how these match both your previous experiences and personal interests.

STEP 2

Mercedes-Benz
Assessment – Online aptitude tests

There are a number of different tests that you might be required to complete, depending on your line of business, and whether you apply for an apprenticeship, a graduate role or an internship. Be sure to carefully read all the information provided in the aptitude test invite email.

Some of the most common test types include Mercedes-Benz’s:

A. Mercedes-Benz Numerical Reasoning Test

 Since working at Mercedes-Benz will require you to use numerical skills and ability to interpret data from tables and charts, the Mercedes-Benz Numerical Reasoning Test will examine your ability to understand a previously unseen passage – as well as its data. You will be required to perform basic GCSE Maths calculations.

Do not worry if you have not done Maths in a while! The complexity of this does not lie in the knowledge tested but in the time pressure and stress involved. When taking your Numerical Reasoning Test, you will have less than a minute to read the question, analyse data provided and perform the necessary calculations.

Tip: The only way to succeed is to take practice tests beforehand. This way you familiarise yourself with the types of questions and become more confident. Learn how to manage your stress in a safe environment and you will not have to face rejection – just because you were unfamiliar with the process.

Learn more about Numerical Reasoning Tests

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Mercedes-Benz-style Numerical Reasoning Test Example

Mercedes-Benz-style Numerical Reasoning Test Example

Mercedes-Benz-style Numerical Reasoning Test Example

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B. Mercedes-Benz Verbal Reasoning Test

 In the same way the Numerical Reasoning Test examines how confident a candidate is in their numerical calculations, the Mercedes-Benz Verbal Reasoning Test strives to identify whether a candidate can accurately extract the relevant information from a previously unseen passage of text, to analyse whether subsequent statements are true, false, or impossible to say based on the information contained in the passage of text.

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The Mercedes-Benz Verbal Reasoning Test may be more difficult for non-native speaker of English. Make sure you practice Verbal Reasoning Test questions as much as you can, as this will allow you to understand the specific way in which the texts are built and questions asked

Learn more about Verbal Reasoning Tests

Remember, you will have around 45 seconds to answer questions like the following

Mercedes-Benz-style Verbal Reasoning Test Example

Mercedes-Benz-style Verbal Reasoning Test Example

Mercedes-Benz-style Verbal Reasoning Test Example

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 C. Mercedes-Benz Mechanical Test

 This will examine your ability to understand technicalities of how certain devices operate. You will be presented with images of different kinds of mechanical systems and will be required to answer questions about how they work.

Tip: Since it is impossible to learn about how all potential devices work, you need to rely on your skills and confidence. Do research online about the most used types of mechanical systems and analyse them; learn how to quickly grasp the key technicalities of different devices.

STEP 3

Mercedes-Benz
Telephone Interview

If you have successfully passed all the Mercedes-Benz online aptitude tests, you will be invited to a telephone interview. A HR-specialist will contact you to conduct this interview, and it will usually take around 25-30 minutes.

 Your interview will be competency-based (CBI). Be ready to discuss specific examples in which you demonstrated certain skills: determination, teamwork, leadership skills, etc. Think about your previous projects and experiences, from your professional-, academic-, private- or fitness-related life.

Tip: Find a quiet place where you know you will not be disturbed. You should have your CV printed and next to you in case you need to quickly refer to any of the points you mentioned. Also, leave a note with the acronym STAR in your sight so that you are always reminded to follow this model; explain what the particular situation was, what task you were faced with, what action you took and what the result was.

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STEP 4

Mercedes-Benz
Assessment Centre

The Mercedes-Benz Assessment Centre will be a chance for you to network with professionals working at Mercedes-Benz, and learn more about the company. It is the perfect time for you to get a better insight into what it is like to work at Mercedes-Benz.

You will also have to participate in various exercises – all of which aim to test whether you possess the key competencies sought after by Mercedes-Benz, such as:

  • Having a passion for the brand
  • Showing leadership qualities
  • Being a good team player
  • Being a good decision maker

The exercises you might be expected to take during the Mercedes-Benz Assessment Centre are:

Mercedes-Benz Group Exercise

 This exercise will examine your ability to work as part of a team. Throughout this task, various Mercedes-Benz employees will observe you, especially with regard to how you solve problems when required to work with others.

It is important that you are confident to share and argue for your ideas, but also be ready to contribute to somebody else’s input. Most importantly, speak clearly and do not interrupt anyone!

Tip: Try to persuade others towards your ideas and also ask critical thought-provoking questions; but only do so when it feels natural. You need to appreciate that other people on the team are just as important.

Learn more about Group Exercises

Mercedes-Benz Role Play

 In this task you will be given around 20 minutes to work in a pair and analyse a set of information. You and your partner will then need to prepare your response. In the second part, your interviewer will play the role of a client and you will be representing Mercedes-Benz. In this task, you will need to demonstrate your negotiation skills, teamwork and analytical thinking.

Learn more about Role play Exercise

STEP 5

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Final Interviews

This stage of the recruitment process will consist of a number of one-on-one interviews with directors or senior managers from the business area you wish to join. They will be competency based, and will be a final chance for you to demonstrate your passion, skills and enthusiasm to work for Mercedes-Benz.

Tip: Make sure to refer to the Mercedes-Benz core competencies when answering each question (we covered these earlier!).

You should prepare some ideas of examples that you can later use during your interview based on the most common types of interview questions.

The interviews will also include some technical questions, that will be related to particular position you applied to. These questions will test whether you have any pre-requisite knowledge of the subject, as this would indicate that you are genuinely interested in the subject.

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At the end of interviews, you will be given a chance to ask questions. You must definitely use this opportunity! This is a way of showing that you are interested and motivated, so prepare some thought-provoking and interesting questions beforehand. You can also ask your interviewer about their career path.

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Correct answers to example questions:

Numerical Reasoning Test: D

Verbal Reasoning Test: B

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