Shell Graduate Programme
Discover the advantages of the Shell Graduate Programme. Learn more about applying and the opportunities that await you.
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Explore a world of opportunity and see how the Shell Graduate Programme can enhance your career. Through structured learning, hands-on projects, continuous feedback and supportive colleagues, the Shell Graduate Programme will give you the chance to grow and have impact in your chosen area.
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Whether you join the Technical or Commercial Functions area of the Shell Graduate Programme, you will receive unparalleled formal training that will enhance your career. We’ve designed the programme to give remarkable candidates like you the business knowledge and training you’ll need to become a future leader.
Right from the start, you’ll embark on a comprehensive Onboarding Programme that systematically exposes you to all areas of the organisation. Depending on your chosen path, you’ll participate in a two- to five-year development programme. This will include two or three rotations that combine on-the-job learning with formal training opportunities. You'll be given stimulating, hands-on roles, and have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our company values.
On top of a competitive starting salary and other outstanding benefits, you will have the ability to deepen your knowledge through structured learning and contributing to groundbreaking projects. All the while, you’ll be supported by a direct supervisor to provide guidance and constructive feedback, as well as an excellent mentorship programme.
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Shell Graduate Programme: New Application Process
SCRIPT 1 (2mins): AMR Script
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. We’re so much more than an energy company, so do your research and update your CV accordingly.
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.
There’s 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 skillpool disciplines.
When you are ready, the next step is the application form, which takes about 10 mins to complete. If you’re on LinkedIn, save time by simply pulling across your profile.
After you’ve submitted your online application, you’ll go through to Stage 1 where you’re asked to complete three online assessments. You’ll get an email to guide you through this, but in a nutshell these are:
1. A general cognitive test, with numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning
2. An assessment of your ‘working style’. And...
3. A self-recorded video submission. This is where you can show us who you are by answering interview questions from our graduates.
Altogether these will take about 40 minutes and you’ll need to complete them within 10 days of receiving them.
Our graduate recruitment team will then review your application and let you know if you’re through to the next and final step.
This is our live virtual session – essentially an online interview – with two Shell employees and a case study to discuss.
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 two hours. We’ll tell you more about this closer to the time so you can prepare.
If you are successful, first of all, congratulations! We’ll invite you to your nearest Shell office so you can see; where you will 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’ve now got all 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!
SCRIPT 2 (20secs) ODVI EXIT VIDEO SCRIPT:
“So that’s it, well done you’ve now completed the five questions as part of Shell’s Stage One video submission. Great work, you can log off now and we’ll be in touch once we’ve reviewed your overall application. Bye for now”.
Shell Graduate Programme: why Shell?
Find a Graduate Programme 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 programme 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.