Marks and Spencer Assessments
- London, UK
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M&S Situational Judgement Tests
The Situational Judgement Test is a set of questions assessing how you might react to hypothetical events and situations that might be encountered in the M&S workplace environment. Based on your answers to these questions it will be verified how aligned you are with the company’s values and behaviours. So do your research and try to memorize them by heart ( might come in handy in the future!).
M&S Verbal Reasoning Test
The M&S Verbal Reasoning Test comprises of a series paragraphs which you will be required to read and a set of questions matching the information provided in paragraphs. Your answer options will be True, False or Cannot Tell.
M&S Numerical Reasoning Test
Marks & Spencer multiple - choice Numerical Reasoning Test assesses your ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret numerical information that is provided to you in charts, graphs, and tables. You will have limited time to find a correct answer, so all the calculations such as such as percentages, ratios, and basic arithmetic should be executed quickly and accurately.
M&S Diagrammatic Reasoning/ Logical Reasoning Test
The good news - a very bright six-year-old kid could solve a Diagrammatic Reasoning Test since there is no prerequisite knowledge required. The bad news - you still need to prove you have better logical and analytical skills than this kid. How? Well, you need to familiarize yourself with the format first.
M&S Assessment Centre
Congratulations, you made it to the last level! The M&S Assessment Centres are usually a mix of individual and group activities. The exercises will differ depending on the job position you are applying for, but it is recommended to be well prepared for both scenarios in order to truly stand out from the crowd.
The group exercise usually aim at testing how you conduct yourself in a group setting, and if you are able to co-operate to achieve an assigned task. The general skills that the assessors are looking for is a good balance between teamwork and leadership skills. You might be a great leader, but approach the group exercise as a test of your collaboration and teamwork skills rather than a show of directorship.
The M&S evaluation interview is based on business competencies, that will give you the opportunity to share details of your capabilities and previous experience. Make sure you use the time given to make a clear assessment of your skills compared to other candidates.
This stage could take two forms. You might be given a topic to research and prepare your presentation beforehand, or you will be supplied with materials during the actual assessment centre and have limited time to prepare. Anyhow, it is important that you practice your presentation skills. If you are not a born speaker and feel like you could use a little bit more advice, you can check the Assessment Centre Guide, for more useful tips.