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  • Maersk Maths & Personality Tests

    So after a long, horrible wait, Maersk have decided they're going to send me these tests, and if I do well I will then get interviewed. Just wondering if anyone else has done these tests, and what they involve, since I've never heard of them before...my last personality test resulted with me being a 'Dynamic Thinker', which my careers advisor told me was good news, so hopefully I do well in this one and finally get interviewed again!
    "Did I tell you about my theory about sailors? Sailors are the finest people in the world."

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    Hi Steph, I haven't had any recent experience of the Maersk application process myself but I did find this thread on Deck-Officer.com (http://www.deck-officer.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=187960&sid=d4bdab74ba47d9b0aa9412b f787b3d2b). If you have applied to Clyde this year I suspect the psychometric test will be of a similar format.

    Good luck with your test and hopefully your subsequent interview!


    Dan

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    • #3
      Hey there steph!

      Good to see you back on the forum.

      Company aptitude tests are general from fleet to fleet. I would imagine that there'd be a range of questions from GCSE level maths to some A-level stuff. Which is not the be all and end all of your place, it's just so they can see what sort of level you're at. Personality tests are generally the 'why do you want to do the job?' type question.

      If anyone has any specific experience of Maersk, then I'm sure they can enlighten you further. Though, let's keep it general people

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      • #4
        You cant revise for the Personality test, the maths test, as said basic maths.......nothing to worry about
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        No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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        • #5
          Effiestephy, I imagine this is for the sept 2012? Did they mail or e-mail the tests to you?
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          • #6
            You cannot practice psychometric tests. I'm quite surprised they just sent them to you as normally you are supposed to sit them in front of someone so you do them properly (as in, answer with first reaction no thought). It's mainly there to see what sort of person you are, how you brain works, how you think, are you likely to wander into the office with a bandana around your head killing everyone (aka going Postal),etc

            I never thought they were much use to be honest. I did one and yet they still hired me....
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            • #7
              Oh nice one, thanks very much I've applied to almost every company but Clyde (I had a previous cadetship with them), so it's extremely lucky that I even got a response from Maersk! I've waited since March for this, hopefully I'll be back in the business!
              "Did I tell you about my theory about sailors? Sailors are the finest people in the world."

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              • #8
                Yeah it's for September 2012. I haven't had the tests yet, they just emailed me asking if I wanted my application forwarded, then said they would send them to me, I don't know if it's by email or post or what, I'll have to wait until January to find out!
                "Did I tell you about my theory about sailors? Sailors are the finest people in the world."

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                • #9
                  Awww, no emails from Maersk for me (except the one which said they were keeping me on file). Ah well, plenty more companies out there... Hopefully :s
                  "Crazy like wild wolves threatened by fire, send them all to the bottom of the sea."

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                  • #10
                    The maths test is www.marine-society.org/maths.aspx

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
                      You cannot practice psychometric tests.
                      Of course you can.



                      They aren't all like the Voigt-Kampff test!

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                      • #12
                        Also they arent really Psychometric Test, they are PI tests...I think it's Personality Index / Indicator...some what accurate and scarey to be told who and what you are
                        Trust me I'm a Chief.

                        Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                        Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                        No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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                        • #13
                          Yeah, as everyone else has said, you cannot revise for the PI test really, I've been told you cannot even cheat it lmao. The Maths and English test I was given was good fun...... but at GCSE level, I thought I had messed it up, I thought it would be my down fall but still got in. So just take it as it comes as we all have really and good luck
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                          • #14
                            30 Seconds - Tick as many boxes next to the words you think people would use to describe you
                            30 Seconds - Tick as many boxes next to the words you would use to describe you

                            With maths questions, there were various ones ranging from simple questions to harder fractions, percentages and so on.
                            They also mix in 'shape' questions similar to those on IQ tests - i.e. four shapes, the same shape rotated round but one is different and you have to select the odd one out.

                            They also had weird 'odd one out' tests with symbols - a line of commas, full-stops, brackets, semi-colons in a line then next to it, an identical or almost identical set and you had to put a cross next to the set with a difference. Sometimes it was just that in one set there were 6 of one symbol and in the other 5....very tricky!!

                            The trick is if you get to a question that you cannot answer, go to the next, but try and answer as many as you can.

                            Maybe for your intake they've had a lot more applicants and they're sending out test papers first to try and eliminate candidates but the psychometric personally tests will only be given to you in the interview and you'll sit them with other applicants with the interviewers.

                            Good luck! :]
                            Last edited by Chiefy; 29 December 2011, 09:42 PM. Reason: just a tad too much info ;)
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