Prepare for Morrisons Online Numerical, Verbal, SJT and Personality Tests

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About Morrisons

Morrisons is one of the largest supermarket chains in the country, with stores all over the UK. The company has two major entry routes: the Morrisons graduate schemes and supply chain industrial placement. The company takes an average of 140 graduates for the scheme each year. This article focuses on the recruitment processes for these two types of positions but experienced hires will face a similar selection path as well.

Morrisons Recruitment Process

If you are currently a Morrisons employee and applying to the management restructure, your selection path is slightly different.

Morrisons Application Form

This is a standard application form. Here you put down your basic details and qualifications. You are asked to give details about your previous jobs and work experience as well as your current occupation. You need to provide personal references from two non-relatives. This is also the form in which you state what position and sector you're looking for in the company.

Morrisons' values are a big part of the company’s culture so it’s recommended you learn them well. They are:

Can do – A candidate who can get things done without complications; achieves results and makes things happen despite the challenges.

Great shopkeeping – Morrisons sets a high standard of quality in all aspects of the business. This means that candidates should pay attention to details, take pride in their work, work efficiently, not waste company supplies or time, save money and provide a good experience for the customer.

One team – This value has to do with teamwork and unity. It includes trust and respect within the company, sharing a common goal, helping fellow employees out, keeping promises and keeping communication open.

Bringing the best out of our people – This means that the employees at Morrisons are constantly looking to learn and improve. It includes the company's ideology of growing its own people, and progressing their careers.

Great Selling and Service – Morrisons puts a focus on delivering good service to customers and on the love of selling and serving.

Fresh thinking – The company is always looking for new and better ways of doing things. For Morrisons, this means listening to new ideas as well as coming up with suggestions for constant improvement.

You should keep these values in mind when answering the questionnaire. If you pass this stage, you will receive an email with the verbal and numerical psychometric tests.

Morrisons Values Based Scenarios Questionnaire

This is an online multiple choice questionnaire also called a situational judgment test, or SJT. You are presented with a series of scenarios designed to ascertain whether you fit in with the core values of the company. As such, you should choose the answer that is most in sync with these values. The questionnaire states that there are no right and wrong answers; however much research has been carried out and has proven that preparing for the SJT isn’t just possible, it’s preferable, as it can help you give the answers Morrisons is looking for. Learn more about situational judgement test here.

Morrisons Online Tests for Graduates

Morrisons online tests include a numerical and verbal reasoning test. These tests are provided by the Saville Consulting company.

Verbal Reasoning Tests

In this test you are presented with 2-4 short passages followed by 4 multiple choice questions on each passage. You are being assessed on your ability to analyse written information under time pressure as you only have 3 minutes to complete each section. Make sure you are fully prepared by practising with our Saville-style verbal reasoning tests.

Numerical Reasoning Tests

In this test you are presented with 2-3 data sets containing either two tables or a tables and a graphs. Each set is followed by 4-5 multiple choice questions relating to the data set. You have 3 minutes to answer all the questions of each section. Numerical reasoning questions can be intimidating but you can increase your chances of completing these tests successfully if you prepare using our Saville-style numerical reasoning tests.

Morrisons Management Restructure Tests

Morrison employees applying for management roles sit two tests supplied by cut-e. These tests consist of a numerical and verbal reasoning test.

Management Numerical Reasoning

In this test, you are presented with numerical data in the form of a table of graph. The graphs will be related to a company similar to Morrisons, usually in the field of retail. Using the information given, you are asked to determine if a statement is true, false, or you cannot say according to the table or graph. You have 12 minutes to complete 37 questions which is not a lot of time. Familiarise yourself with this type of test and get practice materials with our cut-e style numerical reasoning practice tests.

Management Verbal Test

Much like the numerical test, in this verbal reasoning test you are given a series of short texts to read. You need to determine if a given statement is true, false or you cannot say based on the information provided in the text. In this test you will have 12 minutes to answer 49 questions so preparation is key in order to answer these questions quickly and correctly. Get ahead by practising with our cut-e style verbal tests.

Work Style Questionnaire

This work style questionnaire is essentially a personality test. In this test you are given statements such as "I work well in a team setting" and you must give yourself a rating for how strongly you agree with the statement between 1 and 6. This test is untimed and there are no wrong answers, however Morrisons is looking for specific characteristics in the people they hire and you can refer to Morrisons key values to know what those are. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself by taking a practice personality test.

If you come through these tests successfully, you will move on to the next stage.

Morrisons Video Interview or Video Screen

The next stage is Morrisons video interview or video screen. You are sent a link to an online video interview with 3-5 days to complete. This differs from a typical interview as here you are shown a number of questions and must record your answers via webcam. You are given 30 seconds to consider each question and then up to 2 minutes to answer each question (some questions give you less time to answer, between 30 and 90 seconds).

Here are some sample questions that Morrisons interview may include:

  • What do you understand about marketing at Morrisons? (or equivalent if you are applying for a different scheme)
  • Give a 30 second snapshot of your life.
  • Talk about a time that you had to convince others to do things the way you wanted them done. Why was your way better than other ways?
  • What excites you about finance?
  • What do you know about Morrisons and why do you want to work for our company?

It’s very important to keep in mind Morrisons' values for these answers. In general the more you know about Morrisons the better.

This is known as a "one-way" interview as there is no one responding to you. This can feel strange at first and it’s useful to get used to recording your answers. You can do this yourself at home or use our Skype-based interview practice to sharpen your skills.

Following a successful interview, be on the lookout for an invitation to Morrisons assessment day. 

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