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 page focuses on the recruitment processes for these two types of positions, but experienced hires will face a similar selection path as well. If you are currently a Morrisons employee and applying to the management restructure, your selection path is slightly different.
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:
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.
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.
Morrisons online tests include a numerical and verbal reasoning test. These tests are provided by the Saville Consulting company.
On 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.
On this test you are presented with 2-3 data sets containing either two tables or a table and a graph. 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.
Morrison employees applying for management roles need to take two tests provided by cut-e. These tests consist of a numerical and verbal reasoning test.
On this test, you are presented with numerical data in the form of a table or a graph. The data 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.
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. On 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.
This work style questionnaire is essentially a personality test. On this test you are given statements such as "I work well in a team setting" and you must give 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.
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 (for some questions, you are given less time to answer, between 30 and 90 seconds).
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 use our video interview preparation pack to sharpen your skills.
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