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This PrepPack™ has been prepared in order to help you with your application to Maersk. It contains PILI-style tests to ensure you are fully prepared for your application.

Insider Information from One of Our Customers

'I took one on site 12-minute Professional Learning indicator at the beginning of the interview - I found it quite tricky as its 50 questions in only 12 minutes. It's about prioritizing questions you are strong at and leaving the ones you are weakest at.'

Harry C.

The Maersk Application Form

Preceding the aptitude tests is a basic online application form in which you are given a chance to upload your CV and cover letter. Although it's not mandatory, we strongly advise you to upload a cover letter mentioning the key competencies of the company:

  • Constant Care – Maersk expects candidates to keep abreast of current affairs in order to ensure the customer is always happy.
  • Humbleness – Maersk demands candidates possess the ability to listen and learn from others.
  • Uprightness – Maersk requires complete honesty in everything you do.
  • Our employees – Maersk wants employees who create the right environment for the best work production.
  • Our name – This is the sum of all the Maersk values—passionately striving higher.

Maersk Professional Learning Indicator (PLI) Test

On the Maersk PLI, test you will be given 12 minutes to answer a diverse mixture of 50 questions. These include:

  • Verbal Reasoning – drawing logical conclusions from verbal information
  • Numerical Reasoning – arithmetic questions
  • Diagrammatic Reasoning – inferring a set of rules from visual information and applying them

You will need to work quickly and carefully at the same time. This may sound quite hard, but with the correct practice, you can complete the test successfully.

Maersk Personality Test

Once you have completed the Maersk PLI test, you will have to take the Maersk predictive index (PI) personality test. The test isn't timed and each question should be answered thoughtfully. It was once thought that there was no point in practising for these types of tests. However, research has shown that personality tests are no different than any other test in this regard. Practise does make perfect. 


Prepare for the Entire Maersk Recruitment Process

The Maersk application process is fairly short in comparison to many other energy companies. However, with over 110,000 employees in more than 130 countries competition is high for such a desirable working environment. Use our resources and get Maersk PLI test practice as well as preparation for your personality test and interview. Start preparing today!


Maersk Telephone Interview

The next stage after the aptitude tests is a 30-minute phone interview. It is conducted by a member of the HR team and is based on your personal skills and capabilities as measured by the tests.
Some Maersk telephone interview questions are:

  • What types of people do you work with best?
  • How do you cope with working with friends, whilst also maintaining a professional approach?
  • Are you able to work independently?

You will also receive feedback on the Maersk online tests you have taken. During the telephone interview, you must show that you not only have the required skills but also the motivation and willingness to learn and grow. 

Maersk Interview Questions

Below you will find some popular Maersk interview questions:

  • Please tell me about a time when you were a project leader and what did you achieve?
  • How do you deal with interruptions to your work?
  • Why do you want to work for Maersk?
  • How many degrees are there when the time indicates 11:45?
  • When you can't get the job done, (although you work extra time and weekends) how do you handle the situation?
  • Who are two people you admire and why?

The Maersk Second Interview

If you perform well on the first interview, you will be invited to a Maersk office for an additional interview. This will be conducted by an HR manager and any number of managers who want to get to know you. This is a more skills-based interview, with questions on your application strengths and weaknesses, as well as on your skill levels. This interview is at least an hour in length. Come presentable and look professional. Make sure you prep two-three scenarios of where you did the following in your previous employment:

  • Demonstrated leadership and strong teamwork skills
  • Took ownership of a task and give examples
  • Describe a situation where you had to work under pressure & how did you overcome it

Maersk Graduate Program

The Maersk graduate program is an all-inclusive two-year program that is international in nature; you could be sent to anywhere Maersk thinks you will grow. This is particularly true for the Maersk International Technology and Science (MITAS) program for newly graduated engineers and geoscientists. After the completion of this two-year course, you will be offered a full-time position back in the country you originally applied for. 

Prepare for Success

The Maersk application process is fairly short in comparison to many other energy companies. The process takes between four to six weeks to complete, although it can be longer in some cases depending on your location. This page focuses specifically on the Maersk graduate programs as they are the longest and most detailed of Maersk's application processes. If you are applying for an experienced hire position, be sure to read the sections on the interviews, as this is what will make or break your application. Prepare for success with JobTestPrep's resources and get the position you are hoping for.

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