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Find a Graduate Program in your country location by using the search bar. Complete your application online – note you can save time by connecting your LinkedIn profile. Before applying, make sure you are eligible to work in the country where the program is based. The application shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes.

You can also use our degree matcher tool to help you find the career path best suited for you, and see how many opportunities are available. Keep the results in mind when you are asked in the application form what career area within Shell you are most interested in.

Stage 1: Online assessments

After you’ve submitted your application, you’ll be asked to complete two online assessments. Altogether this will take about 25 minutes and will need to be completed within five days of receiving the assessment invite.

Online Assessment 1: Timed cognitive test

This will be a timed test that is divided into three sections, covering verbal skills (24 questions), numerical skills (16 questions), and abstract reasoning (10 questions), respectively. You will have 4 minutes to complete each section.

To go through a Practice Test, please refer to:

Cubiks Cognitive Assessment Practice test


Online Assessment 2: Working style assessment

This will assess your approach to working and your qualities across the ‘big five’ personality factors: drive, adaptability, supportiveness, assertiveness, and creativity. There are no right or wrong answers, so simply pick the option that feels most natural to you. We celebrate and value diversity at Shell, so we encourage you to be yourself when responding. This will not be a timed assessment, and generally only takes 10-12 minutes to complete.

To go through a Practice Test, please refer to: 

Cubiks Working-Styles Assessment Practice test

On the basis of your performance in the Stage 1 online assessments, if you are successfully shortlisted, then you will receive an invite to the Stage 1 on-demand video interview (ODVI). Altogether this will take about 20 minutes, and will need to be completed within 10 days of receiving the ODVI invite.

Stage 1: On-Demand Video interview

This short, self-recorded video interview is an opportunity for you to tell us about yourself. You’ll also see some of our current graduates who will ask you a series of pre-recorded competency-based questions. You’ll be asked five questions in total, and after each question, you’ll be given time to think and then to respond. For each question, you’ll have 30 seconds to prepare and 3 minutes to record your answer. We recommend you reflect on why you’re applying and your standout experiences. Be ready to talk about these in an engaging way. You may record the interview at any internet-enabled location at a time that’s convenient to you. For technical requirements to complete this assessment, you can refer to the Hirevue Technical Specifications page.

Stage 2 - Final assessment

This is the last assessment stage. It consists of a live online session with two professionals at Shell. During this session you’ll be asked to discuss your thoughts on a case study, which you’ll have a chance to review 48 hours prior to the session. You will need to read and prepare for this, but don’t worry, more information will be provided closer to the time. On the day of your assessment, you will be assigned a topic relating to your case study and then given 20 minutes (30 for non-native English speakers) to prepare a five-minute presentation. This presentation will be followed by questions and additional scenarios from the assessors for up to 30 minutes. After this, there will be an interview. This is where you have the chance to get to know us, and for us to get to know you better. To make the interview process more convenient and comfortable, we are using the latest digital technology to bring the experience to you – wherever you may be.

Shell connect

If you’re successful in your application, you may be invited to a virtual or in-person meeting with your future manager and other Shell graduates. This is where you’ll get the chance to learn more about the energy industry and get a taste of the culture at Shell.​

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