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Here is a brief overview of how the Shell application process works for experienced professionals, together with your next steps towards being recruited.
The first step towards joining Shell as a Professional is to look through our current job vacancies.
Once you find a vacancy that interests you, you can apply using the online application form. Within 48 hours, you should receive confirmation that we’ve received your completed application.
We'll let you know if you’ll be invited to an interview within two to four weeks.
If you don't find a suitable opportunity, you can also submit your resume/CV to be matched for future opportunities as they arise. Alternatively, you can register to receive Job Alerts via email. Just visit our Job Alerts page to register and start receiving alerts.
Please note that Shell (nor any of the organisations that recruit on our behalf) never ask for any money or payments from applicants, at any point in the recruitment process. All individuals who are successful in gaining an offer of employment from Shell, whether directly or indirectly, are always required to go through a formal recruitment process.
If your application is successful, in most instances you'll be invited to a prescreen interview within approximately two to four weeks from your application date, after the position is closed. The interview will typically take 30 minutes to an hour.
This will most often take place over the telephone and we'll be assessing your experience against the criteria listed in the job description. At the end of the interview, you'll have the chance to ask us some questions of your own: about the role, the culture, work environment or any other area of interest to you.
Interviewing Preparation and Tips
Do your homework!
Research Shell and gain familiarity with Shell’s operations, sites and values. Read and understand the requirements of the job and how your experience, skills, and strengths relate to the role you are applying for.
Be prepared for a behavioral interview.
Shell uses the STARR assessment method described below. Think of situations and be prepared to discuss examples touching on the following points:
- Situation – What was the context? Describe the situation.
- Task – What was needed? What were the objectives?
- Action – What did you do? What difficulties did you encounter?
- Relationships – Who else was involved? How did you motivate them?
- Results – What was the outcome? What did you learn?
If you're successful at your prescreen interview, we'll invite you to undertake a Final assessment within approximately three weeks from your prescreen interview.
The assessment averages about two hours and comprises a number of steps: a case study discussion, a scenario exercise and an interview. At the end, you’ll have a further opportunity to engage with us to get more insight into the position, rewards and benefits, and the offer-making process.
We will endeavour to notify you of the outcome of the Final assessment within a few days of the event.
Please note that all the timelines described above are average times for each step in the process. However during periods of high applications, each step can also take longer.