I applied to Atkins for a structural design position, it was the first job which I have applied for this year and it took about 3-4 days of spare time to get everything just right. I’m dyslexic and whilst this dose means I have a few issues with written text, I am one of the strongest designers in my year and feel that I am suitably qualified to apply.
For me the problem has been a failure by Atkins to respond or even acknowledge that I am dyslexic, and need further time for the online test. I ended up having to take the test before the 14 day limit had expired. The testing method is clearly floored if I’m unable to read the questions adequately in the time given. It wasn’t a test of my ability to understand dialog or to perform simple calculations, it was a speed reading exercise, and given my disability, one which I would clearly fail!
Despite 4 phone calls to the graduate recruitment team they are still unable to tell me weather I have passed the test or not, they simply never respond. I want my 4 days back!
Has anybody else had a similar experience?