Your learning journey
A challenging and exciting career
Every step of the way, we’ll support you through a combination of structured training, informal on-the-job learning, regular check-ins, and inspiring mentors.
Whether you’re experiencing different areas of our business or different major projects, you’ll always have opportunities to develop and grow. Above all, we’ll help you nurture rock solid foundations for a challenging and exciting career.
Coaching and mentoring
At the outset, you will be assigned a senior supervisor to help guide your progression. They will agree a planned course of action with you and provide all the means necessary to achieve your career goals.
New roles and project assignments
You will have the opportunity to sample two or three roles, each offering a broad range of challenging responsibilities.
To enhance your practical training, you will be enrolled onto formal learning courses specific to your area of expertise. They may include offsite or onsite learning, with accreditations at societies or qualifications, depending on your chosen discipline.
You will receive regular formal progress checks to ensure we are doing everything we can to support your learning journey.
You will be given the chance to demonstrate your new skills and commercial knowledge during assessments at the end of each year, as well as a final assignment before completing the programme.
Why join Shell?
Click on any of the links below to learn more about what makes Shell a great company to work for:
What we look for
- Degree - explore our Degree Matcher to discover which career paths you can follow in the Shell Graduate Programme with your qualifications. When you apply, you can use the results from the Degree Matcher to indicate the career area within Shell you are most interested in.
- Year of study – for the Shell Graduate Programme, you must be in your final year of study or have graduated from a recognised university.
- Academic records - there are no specific academic requirements for grades, however we do expect candidates to have a strong academic record.
Throughout the application and assessment process, you’ll be assessed using the following three criteria, which we call the CAR criteria:
To see how well you absorb information, analyse problems, make fact-based decisions, and propose innovative solutions.
To assess how you get things done, for example your drive, resilience, self-confidence, and organisational skills.
To look at how well you work in teams, communicate and respect others.
How to apply
Shell Graduate Programme: New Application Process
Title: Shell Graduate Programme: New Application Process
Duration: 3:27 minutes
Short video explaining how to apply to the Shell Graduate Programme.
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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.
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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.
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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 3 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 and verbal abstract reasoning; 2, an assessment of your working style. You’ll need to accomplish these online assessments within 5 days of receiving them.
Deanna, facing camera. A cell phone icon appears with SENT message onscreen. The cell phone icon flies offscreen. Deanna holds up a finger indicating step 1. Several icons appear representing cognitive processes, a lightbulb, a chart/graph. A text box reading COGNITIVE TEST at bottom of screen. Deanna holds up two fingers indicating step 2. Words fly in from one side of screen and out at the other. A icon representing a calendar appears in middle of screen, pages labelled 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 are pulled off. Text flies in at one side of screen GENERAL COGNITIVE TEST, WORKING STYLE ASSESSMENTS and off at other end of screen. Text box reading ONLINE ASSESSMENTS at bottom of page.
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.
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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.
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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.
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