Tips to apply successfully
Learn more about the various steps and processes involved when applying for position at Shell, and discover some top tips to help you succeed.
Make the most of your CV
Your CV is a key component of any application process. It is the platform to represent yourself and demonstrate your achievements. Here are a few handy tips to help you showcase yourself in the best possible way:
- Ensure that your CV is updated
- Try to restrict it to a maximum of two pages, and keep the layout simple
- Use headings like 'Education', 'Career History', Extra-curricular Activities, etc. to highlight different sections
- Don’t just make general statements about yourself – support them with evidence. For example, explain what you have done/ accomplished to illustrate the qualities you have
- Try to link your skills, strengths, and experience to the requirements of the role you’re applying for
- If you want to fill the application form faster, maintain an updated LinkledIn profile and use the tool in the form to import your online profile
Personal details: Your full name, address, email address and phone number are the most important. You should ensure thatthe full name you provide in the application form is the same as that written in your other official documents.
Educational details: List these in reverse-chronological order, with your most recent education first and the qualifications you obtained or will obtain when you graduate. Include the name of the institutions and the dates you were enrolled and graduate/ will graduate. You may want to list the relevant modules, the projects and dissertations you have delivered, the grades you have achieved, and professional skills you have developed.
Career history and professional experience: Whether they’re paid, voluntary or shadowing, all experiences count! Present these in reverse chronological order with dates to show how long you remained in a particular role. Mention the scope of your work, what you achieved, and the skills you developed.
Achievements and interests: If you have been involved in extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities or community service, it would serve you well to include this information to showcase that you have a well-rounded profile, with a balanced approach to life. Focus on recent examples, describing your involvement, timelines, achievements, impact/ contributions and learning.
Stage 1 of the assessment has two levels – a. Online game-based assessments, and b. On-Demand Video Interview. If you successfully clear the game-based assessments, then you would receive an invite to take the Stage 1: On-Demand Video Interview.
Stage 1: On-Demand Video interview
This short, self-recorded video interview is an opportunity for you to tell us about yourself. You will be asked 5 questions in all, and after each question, you will be given time to think and then to respond. From the day of receiving the invite, you will have 10 days to complete this interview. We recommend that you complete this within 5 days.
- Choose somewhere quiet with a good internet connection
- Test your webcam and microphone
Make sure the area is well-lit and you can clearly be seen
- Preferred browsers are Chrome, Firefox or Safari (latest version).
More information on the system and internet speed requirements
- Reflect on why you’re applying and what your standout experiences are. Be ready to talk about these in an engaging way
Shell Graduate Programme: New Application Process
Title: Shell Graduate Programme: Application Process
Duration: 3:15 minutes
Short video explaining how to apply to the Shell Graduate Programme.
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Upbeat instrumental music featuring keys.
MAKE THE FUTURE
A globe surrounded by various coloured icons spinning around it appears onscreen, shot changes to show Deanna, facing camera.
Hi, I’m Deanna. Welcome to Shell. Today, I’m going to take you through the steps for applying to the Shell Graduate Programme. Just some tips from me before we start.
Deanna appears onscreen. A blue coloured banner appears at her side with the words Welcome to Shell. Banner flies out. Various coloured icons appear around Deanna, a mobile phone with moving arrow leading to yellow text square with words Shell Graduate Programme, moving to three document icons numbered 1, 2, 3.
We’re so much more than an energy company, so do your research and update your CV accordingly.
Various coloured icons depicting energy related machinery and windmills fade in and out on the screen around Deanna.
Here at Shell we are searching for ways to meet the energy needs of the future, taking on challenges to help the world progress is what we have done since the day we started. You’ll find loads of stuff on the Shell website to help you find a programme suited to you, including the degree matcher which pretty much does what it says. It guides you on a match between your degree discipline with our skill pool of disciplines.
A green globe surrounded by various coloured icons spinning around it appears onscreen. The icons flow out to the side of screen. Shot transitions to a screen showing many different coloured icons. Various shots of icons lighting up and changing to the same colour when a match is made. Shot changes to two large red icons which fill the screen.
When you’re ready the next step is the application form which takes about 10 minutes to complete. If you’re on LinkedIn save time by simply pulling across your profile.
Deanna facing camera. Icons appear onscreen representing an application form, an egg timer, a completed form. A large blue 1 appears at Dian’s side. Three forms numbered 1, 2, 3 appear which then appear to drop into an envelope. The envelope is sealed and appears to be emailed.
After you have submitted your online application, you’ll go through to Stage 1 where you are asked to complete four online assessments. You’ll get an email to guide you through this, but in a nutshell, these are games that measure various cognitive abilities and your working style preferences by presenting you with different challenges. You’ll need to accomplish these online assessments within 5 days of receiving them.
Four illustrations of mobile phones displaying four different game-based assessments appear onscreen. Deanna is then seen facing camera. A cell phone icon appears with a SENT message appearing onscreen. The cell phone icon flies offscreen. A mobile phone appears onscreen displaying a game where the candidate has to memorise sequences of numbers and letters. The mobile phone fades and an icon representing a calendar appears in the middle of the screen. Pages labelled 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 are pulled off.
Applicants who are successfully shortlisted will then receive an email inviting them to progress to the On-Demand Video Interview, a self-recorded video submission.
Various icons appear onscreen against a pink background, representing a monitor, keyboard and mouse, completed forms, a pen and pencil. The forms have computerised avatars at the top. A monitor on which the email icon and avatar icon appear to be emailed. An arrow points from the monitor to a text box withwords: ON-DEMAND VIDEO INTERVIEW. A monitor appears showing a recording being made with applicants answering questions. Flashing text 10 DAYS at the side. A text box reading VIDEO SUBMISSION at bottom of screen.
Our Graduate Recruitment Team will then review your application and let you know if you are through to the next and final step. This is our Live Virtual session. Essentially an online interview with 2 Shell employees and a case study to discuss.
Close-up of Deanna. At one side of screen an eye icon is shown representing review of application. At other side of screen arms are shown with thumbs pointing up. Sign appears at top of screen reading ON AIR. Two vari-coloured spinning circles appear on screen. In the centre of one the number 2 appears. In the other the word YOU appears. Three smaller spinning circles appear. In the centre of one there is a dialogue icon, in another a clipboard icon, in the third an icon representing two people.
This is where you have a chance to get to know us and for us to get to know you even better. So, expect this part to take around 2 hours. We’ll tell you more about this closer to the time, so you can prepare.
A circle appears with the word YOU centred. Various icons spinning around the word gradually fade out.
If you are successful, first of all, congratulations. We’ll invite you to your nearest Shell office so you can see where you’ll be working, your future manager and other successful graduates. It’s a great opportunity to really get a feel for the place. That’s it from us for now. You have now got the key information you need to get started with your application. Good luck and perhaps the next time we meet it will be as colleagues.
A yellow banner appears with CONGRATULATIONS in black. A globe appears with many locations pinpointed in red. Zooms in to show one pinpoint icon changing to yellow, a building appearing in close-up. A Welcome sign is on front of building. A shot showing people meeting and getting to know each other. Close-up of Deanna. Animated document appears at her side showing ticked steps on the application. Blue text box appears with words Good luck in white. Deanna fades out.
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