This is an online screening tool that measures a your ability to manage a dynamic environment. Future Aptitude Selection Tool (FAST) is generally used as a precursor to an assessment centre or acceptance onto a training programme, this is a practice version to allow you to familiarise yourself with what to expect prior to attending an assessment centre.
FAST is a pre-selection or screening tool that can provide insight into your likelihood to succeed within aviation. This is a practice version of the test, which contains the same elements as you will undertake in your assessment day. The questions and scenarios experienced will differ to those from your real assessment.
FAST is available online and is used widely as an initial test of physical and cognitive skills in a multi-tasking environment.
A PC with a keyboard and joystick are required to complete the FAST test.
You are able to purchase licences for individual usage here
Each purchase provides you with fifteen licence codes valid for one attempt at the test and 14 repeat attempts, all of which must be completed within three months of purchase.
Once you have completed the secure online payment through Worldpay, you will be sent a Welcome email containing licence codes for the purchased tests.
The assessment is accessed by redeeming the licence code on our ADAPT platform.
If you / your participants have previously registered an account on our ADAPT platform and have a username and password, this licence code can be redeemed against existing accounts by logging in at https://adapt2.symbioticsltd.co.uk. If not, you / your participants will need to register a new account at https://adapt2.symbioticsltd.co.uk/register, and enter the licence code during this process.
The test can then be taken through the ADAPT platform. Once the test is completed, a report containing the results and how to interpret them will become available as a PDF download.
For assistance during this process, please see support details provided in the welcome email.
FAST takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and requires the ability to listen to audio throughout.
There are different elements to FAST and as such it shouldn't be taken by an individual in isolation without support with interpretation of the outcome.
FAST is a complex tool that requires the test taker to deal with multiple information sources simultaneously, replicating the intense and demanding work environment experienced by pilots.