Shell Recruitment Day 2014: How To Apply

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The Shell Graduate programme is a developmental programme that helps fresh or new graduates become independent shell professionals in two to three years.


The programme target the following categories of candidates:

  1. Graduate with high grades at their first degree
  2. Graduates who are still engaged with their National youth service or have completed the program
  3. Graduate with not more than four years post graduate experience

Follow the following steps for a successful application.

Step 1 – Online application

  • Create an account, or login via an existing account
  • Next search for available opportunities by selecting the region and country of work location*
  • Apply and upload the latest version of your CV/résumé
  • Before submitting your application you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire

* When searching for opportunities please check you are eligible to work in the chosen country/location.

Step 2 – Online assessment

If successful during the application stage, you will receive an e-mail notification with instructions on how to complete the online assessment. There are two parts to the online assessment.

* NOTE: Each part must be completed and submitted within 7 working days before the links within the e-mails you receive expire.

Part 1: A series of competency-based questions

These will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will not be timed.  Once completed, you’ll receive an email notification with the outcome.

*NOTE: If you pass Part 1 of the online assessment you will receive an additional e-mail to notify that you have successfully completed Part 1 and this includes a link to begin Part 2 of the online assessment.

Part 2: Consists of two tasks: a decision-making and a problem-solving task: You will need to complete both tasks.

*NOTE: The decision-making task is not timed, but the problem-solving task is timed and you will have 18 minutes to complete it.

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.

In total, part 2 of the online assessment should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Step 3 – An interview

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

Successfully passing your interview you could see yourself attending the Shell Recruitment Day, the final stage of the assessment process.

Step 4 – Shell Recruitment Day

Following success in the first-stage interview, you will 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.

Step 5 – An offer

The Shell Recruitment Day concludes your assessment. Upon completion, we’ll be in touch to let you know the final outcome for suitable places on our Graduate Programme.

*NOTE: During the application and assessment process you will be assessed on the following criteria CAR:

How well you absorb information, analyse problems, make fact-based decisions, and propose innovative solutions.

How well you get things done (your drive, resilience, self-confidence, and organizational skills).

How well you work in teams, communicate, and respect others.


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