English Test for Corporates

Aptis is an innovative English language test, that aims to help companies assess the English language proficiency of their staff, regardless of their experience, skills or computer literacy levels.

Businesses can make informed decisions on assessment, recruitment and workforce development by putting the English language proficiency of their employees to the test. Aptis can be easily integrated into the existing HR systems and managed locally, enabling you to easily monitor the success of your training and recruitment programmes.


  • An Aptis grammar and vocabulary test is combined with one or more of the skill tests (reading, writing, speaking and listening), allowing you to choose the skills that are relevant for you and test them using various delivery modes available, like computer, tablet or pen and paper. 
  • Aptis uses a detailed reporting system, where both a scaled score and a CEFR level are reported for each skill tested and the test performance (speaking and writing) is rated by multiple raters, thus enhancing the accuracy of the score.
  • Aptis follows a detailed reporting system, wherein individual and group reports are provided so you get a clear picture of the test takers’ strengths and weaknesses along with their rankings amongst colleagues.
  • An Aptis test has a user-friendly interface and can be downloaded and installed quickly in just a few steps, enabling you to administer the test efficiently. The British Council is strongly committed to the highest standards of equality, diversity and inclusion in testing, so extra time can be allocated for candidates in specially prepared computer-based versions when this is required. Braille version of the core and the reading component is available.
  • All Aptis tests consist of high-quality content put together and reviewed by a dedicated global team for suitability around the world.

WHo is USing APTIS?

The test is currently used by various multinational corporations, small to medium enterprises and private firms around the world to assess the English language skills of their employees. Talent Managers in many global companies, including KPMG in Egypt, Kerry Logistics in Hong Kong, Vietjet Air in Vietnam, GlaxoSmithKline in Pakistan, Vodafone in Qatar, AirAlgerie in Algeria and Worley Parsons in Oman, use Aptis to identify and filter prospective employees, assess current employees’ English language strengths and weaknesses, recruit and promote the right people. 

An employee’s performance in the test closely reflects his or her understanding of English within a functional context, making it extremely easy to pinpoint areas for improvement.The test helps them focus on critical language competency areas and prepare their businesses for the future.

Adecco in Poland

Adecco Poland, a branch of Adecco Global, an international leading provider of HR solutions used Aptis to test the English language levels of employees working at the customer-facing Welcome Centre, whose main task is to register service requests of external customers from EMEA in 11 languages.

GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited (GSKP) in Pakistan

GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited, an industry leader in Pharmaceuticals had a need to have their sales managers assessed for English language proficiency to benchmark language proficiency for specific job roles and make it criteria for internal promotions.GSKP has established a partnership with British Council in Pakistan and has made Aptis part of the annual appraisal system for field sales staff who need to go through the test to provide their skills and eligibility for promotion.

KPMG in Egypt

KPMG, one of the largest professional services companies in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, used Aptis to test the English language skills of their current and potential employees. Aptis allowed the company to identify those employees who need further training, and those who may be suitable for an alternative role within the business.

CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center) in India, Bangladesh and Mexico

*CIMMYT has purchased the Aptis tests with a focus on recruitment of new employees and benchmarking of internal employees to assess improvements. They have assessed new as well as their existing employees with Aptis as a part of their recruitment and benchmarking assessment exercise in India, Mexico and Bangladesh and plan to assess more employees and new recruits in the next few months in Kenya, Ethiopia, Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Worley Parsons in Oman

Worley Parsons, a resources & energy company in Oman provides expertise in engineering, procurement and offers a wide range of consulting and advisory service. The company used Aptis test to assess the English language proficiency of the prospected candidates as part of the recruitment process.


NetSol Technologies Inc. in Pakistan

NetSol used Aptis to benchmark English language requirements for various job roles and assess employee language proficiency skills for training needs analysis to bring them up to the required level for the job role. In addition, Aptis was used for recruitment to increase the efficiency of the complete process.