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.