The Atkins Immersive Assessment – Full Guide and Free Practice [2024]

A blended assessment designed for Atkins by test provider Amberjack, using situational judgment, numerical, verbal, and video questions.

The Atkins Online Immersive Assessment is a variation of the Amberjack Assessment used predominantly for selecting early talents (graduates and apprentices).

This page gives you everything you need to ace the Amberjack Assessment, including a complete test overview, free practice questions, and expert tips.

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Basic Details

25 questions
Numerical, Verbal, SJT
Multiple-choice, ranking, video
Atkins Online Immersive Assessment Interface

What Is the Atkins Online Immersive Assessment?

The  Atkins Immersive Assessment is a blended assessment (i.e., combines behavioral and cognitive questions) used to screen graduates and apprentices for AtkinsRéalis. The test is designed and administered by test provider Amberjack (weareamberjack).

After following the Test Invitation and logging into your profile on Atkins’s candidate site, this is how it will look like:

Atkins Online Immersive Assessment Interface

For an in-depth analysis of the 4 measured traits (pillars), a review of the test interface, and inside tips for success, check out the Complete Amberjack Assessment Guide.

Test Structure and Question Format

The Atkins Immersive Assessment leans heavily on the standard format of the Amberjack Assessment:

  • 12 situational judgment questions
  • 10 cognitive questions (numerical + verbal)
  • 3 interview questions (written/video)

However, there are two modifications to the original assessment you should be aware of:

  • Situational judgment questions are extra-challenging.
  • Test content is often in the context of energy, infrastructure, and engineering.

Below we cover  each question type.

In the Free Practice section, you can see some more examples with explanations and recommendations for success.

Situational Judgment Questions

These questions have the biggest impact on your score, as they compose the largest portion of the Atkins Immersive Assessment (12 out of 25 questions).

Each question includes a brief job-related scenario followed by 4 responses. Your task is to determine the “Most” and “Least” recommended responses.

Atkins Immersive Assessment Situational Judgment Sample Question

Amberjack Assessment Situational Judgment Sample Question 2

Pro Tip

The situational judgment questions in the Atkins Immersive Assessment usually assess 2 pillars simultaneously. That makes them more challenging than standard SJT questions.

Cognitive Questions (Numerical and Verbal)

The cognitive questions in the Atkins Immersive Assessment are designed as emails, and are clustered together in groups of 3-4 questions:

Atkins Online Immersive Assessment Email Cluster

These questions will include one or more data sources – graphs and tables for the numerical questions and a brief text for the verbal questions. At the end of the email, your colleague will ask you a question based on the information enclosed in the email, and you will be required to choose the correct response out of 3 or 4 answer options.

Atkins Immersive Assessment Numerical Sample Question

Atkins Online Immersive Assessment Nuerical 2

Atkins Immersive Assessment Verbal Sample Question

Morrisons Online Assessment Verbal 1

Pro Tip

For more fine-tuning on the cognitive section of the assessment, see the Tips section in the Amberjack Guide.

Video Interview

The last part of the Atkins Immersive Assessment consists of several video questions.

  • You will be allowed to prepare your response for as long as you want.
  • You will have 2 minutes to record your response.
  • You will have only one shot to record your response. Once you start recording, you will not be able to pause or restart.
Pro Tip

While the video questions generally function as a standard interview, they will not be reviewed by an Atkins employee. Rather, an Amberjack assessor will review them, compared with the 4 pillars measured by the Amberjack assessment.

What Does the Atkins Online Immersive Assessment Measure?

As all Amberjack assessments, the Atkins Immersive Assessment is designed to measure pure potential for job success. To do so, the assessment defines 4 pillars that are aimed at eliminating any bias that is related to culture or past experience:

  • Grit
  • Creative Force
  • Digital Mindset
  • Applied Intellect

This will also be specifically mentioned in the introductory video that opens your assessment.

For an in-depth overview of the 4 pillars and the 11 categories comprising them, see the Amberjack Guide.

Amberjack Assessment Measured Traits


Test Invitation

The invitation to take the Atkins Immersive Assessment will be sent to you via email from the Atkins recruiting platform. Below you can see how it looks like.

If one or more of the following words appears on the invitation, it means you will have the Amberjack assessment:

  • Amberjack
  • Weareamberjack
  • Ambertrack

Atkins Online Immersive Assessment Invitation

Test Interface

The interface of the Atkins Immersive Assessment is rather easy to follow. A short introductory video will explain all the important details. However, as it always helps knowing more in advance, here are some nitty-gritty details:

How Long Is the Atkins Immersive Assessment?

The Immersive Assessment is not timed, but time will affect on your score, particularly in the cognitive ability questions. The estimeted time to complete the assessment is 45-60 minutes.

Am I Allowed a Calculator?

Yes, you are allowed a calculator and scratch paper.

Can I Go Back and Change My Answers?

No. You cannot move between questions at all, and you may not change a submitted answer.

What Other Equipment Do I Need?

Apart from scratch paper, a calculator, and a steady internet connection, you will also need a webcam and a microphone for the video interview questions.

Free Atkins Immersived Assessment Practice

This free Atkins Immersive Assessment sample practice test is designed to get you familiar with:

  • Types of questions
  • Measured pillars (traits)
  • Level of difficulty

The test contains 6 questions and is untimed.

Good luck!

Question 1

Atkins Immersive Assessment Situational Judgment Question Sample 1

Recommended Answer

Most: D

Least: A

This question measures two pillars: Grit and Applied Intellect. The core of the question is twofold:

  1. How motivated and committed are you to achieve your goals in the face of setbacks (Grit).
  2. How you socially and emotionally operate within a team (Applied Intellect).

A table will help exemplify this:

Response Grit Social and Emotional Intelligence
A (Least) Low Low
B High Low
C Low High
D (Most) High High

Let’s review each response:

Answer A – It’s best not to get involved with informal conversations you are not part of. Do what you can to complete your design on time.

This is the least recommended response as it is low on both social intelligence and grit. “Doing what you can” demonstrates a somewhat passive approach that is set on maintaining roughly the same effort and methods of work that have been taken thus far. Additionally, by ignoring your teammates’ situation, you are taking a passive approach in that sense as well.

Answer B – Stay overtime to make sure your design is done on time, so you are not held accountable for the entire project’s delay.

This response demonstrates high levels of grit. However, by being selfish and taking care of yourself alone, it shows low social and emotional intelligence.

Answer C – Volunteer to approach your team leader on behalf of the whole team and ask for a schedule extension.

This response is opposite to response C. It demonstrates care for your team and high social and emotional intelligence, but completely lacks grit. By requesting to extend the time to meet your deadline you are not tackling the problem, rather attempting to avert it.

Answer D – Set up a team meeting the following day to share ideas on how everyone can improve their work and finish the design on schedule.

This is the most recommended response. It demonstrates both grit – motivation to take the initiative and overcome a challenge, AND social intelligence, by keeping everyone involved and helping the team rather than yourself.

Question 2

Atkins Immersive Assessment Situational Judgment Question Sample 2

Recommended Answer

Most: C

Least: D

This question measures two pillars: Creative Force and Applied Intellect:

  1. How original and innovative is the strategy you are willing to suggest (Creative Force).
  2. How open and committed to learning you are (Applied Intellect).

Arranging the responses in a table:

Response Creative Force (Innovative) Applied Intellect (Learning)
A Low High
B High Low
C (Most) High High
D (Least) Low Low

Let’s review each response:

Answer A – Set yourself several days of quiet work to thoroughly research the requirements of the project and the most proven solution for each.

This response demonstrates a high level of commitment to learning and research, but is focused on solitary work without external feedback or implementation of new ideas, and is therefore low on innovation and Creative Force.

Answer B – Arrange a pre-meeting with several experienced stakeholders to hear their opinions. Keep an open mind and use their feedback to kickoff the project.

This response is the opposite of response A in terms of the demonstrated traits. While it demonstrates an open mindset and willingness to accept new ideas and approaches, it lacks your added work. By merely collecting ideas from others, this response shows little commitment to doing the hard work and adding your own value.

Answer C – Briefly meet several key stakeholders to gain insight on the unique features of the project. Then, look for an original approach to integrate them all together.

This is the most recommended response. It demonstrates both openness to new methods and solutions, AND the self-work required to integrate them into a single, innovative, well-though strategy.

Answer D – Go through past borehole analysis projects. Find the one which most closely resembles the current project and use its strategy as a starting point.

This is the least recommended response. By relying predominantly on past work, it demonstrates both low innovation AND motivation to learn.

Question 3

Atkins Online Immersive Assessment Nuerical 1

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is 2.

To find the renewable energy revenue as a percentage of the total revenue, we will:

  1. Sum up the monthly revenue of each energy market.
  2. Sum up the total revenue of all three markets.
  3. Find the percentage of renewable energy of this total.

Results are shown in the table below (data is in $K):

Month Natural Gas Renewable Nuclear Power
Jan 140 90 50
Feb 210 100 120
ar 130 50 110
Apr 200 70 130
May 150 110 220
Jun 170 30 100
Jul 200 20 90
Aug 160 20 80
Sep 90 60 80
Oct 110 80 60
Nov 80 120 70
Dec 70 100 50
Total 1,710 850 1,160

The revenue generated by renewable energy ($850K) accounts for approximately 22.8% of the total revenue (1,710 + 850 + 1,160) = 3,720. This means that the goal of 20% has been met.

Question 4

Atkins Online Immersive Assessment Nuerical 2

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is 1.

While this question contains a lot of information, most of it is irrelevant. What interests us is the overall cost of each course.

That can be calculated as follows:

Overall Cost = 125 x [Cost per Employee] x [1 – Discount] + [Registration Fee]

Results are shown in the table below:

Program Cost for Employees Registration Fee Total
Data Analysis 125 x $170 = $17,000 $5,000 $22,000
Structural Design 125 x $200 = $21,250 $2,500 $23,750
3D Modeling 125x $185 = $23,125 $2,500 $25,625

So, the data analysis course is the cheapest option at $22,000.

Question 5

Morrisons Online Assessment Verbal 1

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is 1.

According to the text:

Over the past two decades…senior management increasingly viewemotional intelligence as crucial for effective leadership and have made these skills a key requirement in their search for candidates.”

The word “increasingly” indicates that senior management view emotional intelligence as more crucial for effective leadership than twenty years ago.

Question 6

Morrisons Online Assessment Verbal 2

Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is 3.

According to the text: “…transformations also require the commitment and involvement of the entire organization to prevail – managers and employees alike.

Hence, a digital transformation imposed by senior management will likely be unsuccessful, according to the text. Similarly, a transformation which leaves senior management behind (as in answer 4) is also likely to fail.

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