The first step toward joining Shell as an Operations & Maintenance professional is to check our current job vacancies. Please use our Job Search engine to begin.
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.
For some vacancies, we conduct pre-employment assessments to identify job-specific behaviors required for our positions. Candidates will be directed to these Online Assessments (OLA) immediately preceding their application. Some candidates may then be invited to a proctored, skill-based assessment after having passed the OLA. Candidates who are selected for the skill-based assessment will be notified via email and sent an invitation to self-schedule an appointment.
Please note that if you have successfully completed our test battery in the past 5 years, you are not required to re-test; we will have your successful scores on file. If you have been unsuccessful, you will not be permitted to take the assessment within 4 months of your last assessment date.
Those candidates most closely meeting the hiring requirements will be contacted to schedule an interview. If you are selected, you will receive an e-mail requesting you to register yourself for the interview time that works best for you. Those who are not selected will also receive an e-mail notification. The interview is behavioral based and may also include a technical component.
Interviewing preparation and tips:
Do your homework. Research Shell and gain familiarity with Shell’s operations, sites and values; also read and understand the requirements of the job and how your experience, skills and strengths relate to the role for which you are applying.
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?
We'll endeavor 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 take longer.