Morrisby Profile

The Morrisby Profile is one of the most widely-known and sophisticated services in careers guidance. For the past 50 years, we have been at the forefront of assessing aptitudes, learning  and personal working styles, to inspire and help people make informed decisions about their careers.

As well as taking an objective assessment of aptitudes, we also take interests, working style and academic achievements into account to create a comprehensive, holistic and individually tailored analysis on which to base future career decisions. The integrated nature of the profile enables a depth of analysis that is not available in other vocational assessment systems. Essential to its lasting appeal has been continual refinement and improvement, which has led to the Morrisby Profile becoming the most established and sophisticated system for careers guidance available.

What is involved?

There are two elements to the Morrisby Profile; a careers questionnaire and then the assessments themselves. The Morrisby Careers Questionnaire is taken before the main assessment and is a subjective snapshot of your aspirations and working preferences. This is un-timed, but should take about 30 minutes. Candidates then take a series of paper and pencil assessments which are normally completed in a 3 hour group session, under exam-like conditions.

Once both of these sections are complete, everything is sent off to our testing centre, where we analyse all of the results and then print and bind a personalised report.

Who is it for?

Anyone aged 15 years and over can take the Morrisby Profile. Schools use the Morrisby Profile to guide and inform students making their initial career and educational choices. The service can also be used by individuals who are looking to change their career path, returning to work after a break, or who are looking for a level of self-awareness upon which to build a personal development strategy.

How do we know it works?

The Morrisby Profile is regularly reviewed and registered by the Psychological Testing Centre (PTC), a division of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This provides objective and independent verification, to show that the Morrisby Profile not only works, but that it is valid and reliable in the way it measures and assesses candidate abilities.

Morrisby Profile or Morrisby Online?

We have two careers guidance systems in our portfolio; The Morrisby Profile and Morrisby Online.

  • The Morrisby Profile is our original careers guidance product. Taken under exam-like conditions, it takes over 3 hours to complete and can only be administered by an accredited careers adviser. Papers are sent off to our HQ and then returned in a printed report format.
  • Morrisby Online is a shorter assessment (approx 75 minutes) and because it is available on-line, it can be taken over several sessions. Results are available immediately and come in the form of a flexible, interactive tool which can be updated as interests and working preferences change. You do not need any special training to run a Morrisby Online session.

To find out more about which of these is best for your school, please get in touch.

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