As part of the Graduate Program, right from the start you’ll embark on a comprehensive Onboarding Program that systematically exposes you to all areas of the organization. You'll be given stimulating, hands-on roles and have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with our company values.

As you develop your knowledge through structured learning and broaden your experience on ground-breaking projects, you will be supported by an excellent mentorship program. Constructive feedback and regular check-ins throughout the program will ensure you are not overwhelmed by the workload.

Whether you join the Technical, Commercial or Functional area of the program, you will receive unparalleled formal training that will propel your career and help you develop into a future leader of the organziation.

You’ll be able to make a real impact while on Shell’s Graduate Program through a series of assignments that will positively challenge you.

To get a flavor of all that the Shell Graduate Program offers, hear inspirational stories from some of our graduates and professionals who have experienced it for themselves.

When applying for the Shell Graduate Program, you need to complete 5 steps.

Step 1 - Search and apply online

Use our search agent above to find an opportunity in your region and/or country. Apply and upload the latest version of your resume. Before submitting your application you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire.

Please check that you are eligible to work in the chosen country/location before applying for a specific role.

Step 2 - Take part in an online assessment

Take the Online assessment practice tests:  Practice test 1 and Practice test 2.

If successful during the application stage, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the online assessment. There are two parts to the online assessment. Each part must be completed and submitted within 7 working days.

Part 1: Competency-based questions

After completing the competency assessment, you’ll receive an email with the outcome. If you successfully pass Part 1 of the online assessment you will receive an email that includes a link to begin Part 2 of the online assessment.

Part 2: Decision-making and Problem-solving tasks.

You must complete both tasks. The decision-making task is not timed, but the problem-solving task is timed. The decision-making task assesses how you respond to common situations that Shell graduates may face, and the problem-solving task assesses your capacity for solving numerical reasoning problems.

Once you have submitted Part 2 of the online assessment we will review the results before contacting you to discuss a potential interview.

Step 3 The Interview

The interview will take place either face-to-face or over the telephone. This is an opportunity for you to tell us more about your motivations for applying, your achievements, the challenges you’ve faced, and how you’ve demonstrated the qualities we’re looking for.

If you successfully pass your interview you could be invited to a Shell Recruitment Day.

Step 4 Shell Recruitment Day

Following success in the first-stage interview, you may be invited to attend an afternoon of non-assessed, interactive activities where you’ll be given further insights into our global businesses.

The next day you will complete a range of assessed exercises which include an online simulation exercise, a written task, group discussion, self-reflection interview, presentation-based case study and final interview.

You should aim to demonstrate:

  • Capacity: your capacity for analysis, decision making and creating workable solutions
  • Achievement: drive and enthusiasm, resilience and confidence
  • Relationships: the ability to develop positive relationships and communicate well at all levels

The Shell Recruitment Day concludes your assessment.

Step 5 An offer

If you have successfully passed the final assessment during the Shell Recruitment Day, we’ll be in touch to let you know the final outcome and if there is a suitable place in our Graduate Program.

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