Application Process & Interviews at Shell

Please describe the interview process and assessments.

The interview process for an internship was relatively easy - a simple online assessment and phone interview. The assessment for a graduate position during the internship was more rigorous and challenging, with a heavy focus on performance.
Graduate, Currently working in Geoje, South Korea
Online tests, phone interview, recruitment day.
Graduate, Currently working in New Zealand
After a successful phone interview, an assessment centre was held and offers followed from there.
Graduate, Currently working in Geoje, South Korea
I got hired through an internship process which is not as gruelling as the graduate recruitment process.
Graduate, Perth
Rigorous, behavioural assessment, psych assessment, academic achievement required, industry experience highly valued.
Graduate, Perth
Customised online screening to phone interview through to internship or online screening through to recruitment day. Success here will rely on having explored your strengths not only academically but also in "extracurricular" activities. This can be anything - a couple of selling points I used were my involvement in Australian Army Cadets and how I had grown a truly global network in hospitality and competed/trained with the best on the planet in cocktail competitions.
Graduate, Perth
A number of processes that you need to go through including phone interview, face-to-face interview, grad recruitment day
Graduate, Perth
I thought the shell recruitment day was rather intense compared to other Australian graduate recruitment I have been through
Graduate, Currently working in Assen, Netherlands
First complete online assessment, then phone interview, then full day assessment centre. Very intense day.
Graduate, Perth
Internship process requires an online application and a phone interview. The three month internship was assessed and if you are successful you are offered a graduate position.
Graduate, Perth
Online assessments, phone interview, Shell Recruitment Day, that includes an E-tray exercise reflection interview, group interview individual case study and presentation (panel of 2) Individual interview (2 people on panel).
Graduate, Perth
I went through the intern process which I think suited me better than the general graduate recruitment assessment centre which sounds very tough.
Graduate, Perth

What questions were you asked in your interviews?

In the assessment centre, there was a technical project discussion, information prioritisation assessment, group assessment.
Graduate, Currently working in New Zealand
Broader range of questioning including commercial aspects of business rather than purely technical.
Graduate, Currently working in Geoje, South Korea
The standard STAR questions.
Graduate, Perth
Various questions on how I would behave in various group based and high stress situations. Questions about significant personal achievements and why. Open ended case study questions from a business management perspective.
Graduate, Perth
Questions to assess my capacity.
Graduate, Perth
General behavioural questions, focussing on capacity, achievements and relationships.
Graduate, Perth
Research STAR questions which was a framework used.
Graduate, Perth
Talk about the importance of cultural differences.
Intern, Perth

Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?

Do your research on the company, and if you can then engage with someone prior to interview who already works at the company.
Graduate, Perth
For an internship interview, prepare a few different examples that highlight your strengths and growth areas. For the graduate assessment during an interview, work hard and ask as many questions to as many people as possible.
Graduate, Currently working in Geoje, South Korea
Get the highest grades possible. Understand the commercial reality of the industry. The company does not just want the best technical graduates. Instead, they hire graduates that understand that the company works in a competitive market environment with real environmental/political influences.
Graduate, Currently working in Geoje, South Korea
Be yourself. Read up about the company culture. Often that can be the clincher between a candidate that makes it or doesn't.
Graduate, Perth
Start following and understanding industry related news, trends, and developments. Focus on more than academic achievement if you are already strong in this category, otherwise, make sure they are up to scratch. Get involved in activities outside of university where you have a chance to develop your own communication and leadership skills - particularly in situations requiring a high level of creative thinking.
Graduate, Perth
The usual: talk to people from the company, get to know the company values and culture; learn the assessment criteria and build the company jargon/language into your examples. Don't be afraid to attribute success to yourself rather than a team. Ability to work in a team will be evident from your group achievements but really concentrate on what ’YOU’ contributed and why that added value.
Graduate, Perth
Be yourself, it’s alright to be nervous everyone is, enjoy the experience
Graduate, Perth
Practice psychometric testing, prepare responses to generic graduate recruitment questions. Prepare examples from experiences for generic scenarios.
Graduate, Perth
Read through whatever information you can find on Shell Recruitment Day and be confident on that day itself. Bear in mind that interviewers are there to give points/reasons to hire you rather than points/reasons not to hire you.
Graduate, Currently working in Assen, Netherlands
Research the company, their culture and their projects
Graduate, Perth
Be yourself, try to embrace as much life experience as possible before applying for the role. It doesn't matter what knowledge you have of the industry, what is most important is coming in with the right mindset, openness to diversity and willingness to learn.
Graduate, Perth
Be confident and be willing to talk about an issue for a while. Know what Shell wants in a person.
Intern, Perth