Careers at Oracle
Over 100,000 employees are employed by Oracle across 73 countries. As a company focused on using innovative technologies to help businesses stay competitive, Oracle is a popular choice of employer for those looking to start or continue their career in technology and cloud computing. The company offers a wide range of vacancies for those who have previous experience or want to learn more about technology in cloud computing, engineering, software development, or security architecture.
For those who don’t have a specific interest in technology, Oracle offers several career paths in corporate function roles such as human resources, finance, legal, business analysis, or marketing and communications.
Careers are offered for students and graduates on Oracle’s one-year internship programme. Those who have specialist or prior experience can apply for relevant vacancies across the Oracle business dependent on experience and by location.
Oracle Application Process
Online application form
Screening phone call
The recruitment process for roles at Oracle is competitive, requiring candidates to go through multiple stages.
For those at both student and experienced hire levels, the first part of the application starts with matching your job interests to those detailed on the Oracle careers page.
Vacancies are advertised by specialism with student vacancies running to an application timetable - all opportunities are open for application between December - January internships commencing in July.
Vacancies for experienced candidates are advertised ongoing, with job descriptions specifying the candidate requirements for the role.
Oracle online Application
All applications to vacancies at Oracle are taken online. To apply, candidates select the vacancy they would like to apply for, input their email or phone number into Oracle’s dedicated recruitment portal, and then complete the application steps that follow.
Depending on the role applied for, positions may require an application form to be completed, others, a CV upload.
All roles advertised at Oracle state the candidate requirements for the role.
Some technical/specialist vacancies also stipulate knowledge in specific computer programming languages or software knowledge. When applying, it is essential to ensure you meet the role requirements. Applicants also need to consider how they demonstrate the core values of Oracle:
- Mutual Respect
- Customer Satisfaction
For student-level vacancies, applications need to be submitted before the end of January.
Oracle telephone screening call
A recruiter will contact candidates who are successful at the online application stage at Oracle for an informal telephone screening interview.
Informal screening interviews usually take place in January for student vacancies. This interview is an opportunity for recruiters to determine a candidate’s suitability for the role applied for. Questions will be asked on information detailed in the application form, along with some general questions on your motivations for applying, understanding of the role, and your fit with Oracle’s values and working culture.
Oracle Aptitude Tests
Candidates who are successful in the informal screening call progress to the online assessment stage.
In general, this stage comprises of three ability tests, each assessing specific aptitudes, skills, or knowledge as relevant to the role:
- Verbal ability
- General aptitude
- Technical assessment
The type and number of tests a candidate sits will vary according to the position applied to. For example, those applying for software or developer roles may be required to sit a coding assessment as part of their recruitment process.
On occasion, assessments may be included as part of an assessment day.
Oracle verbal ability
The verbal ability test assesses a candidate’s reading comprehension and ability to understand words. Questions are presented as passages of text. Candidates need to read the information given then answer the multiple-choice questions that follow.
This test is split into four subsections. Questions asked require candidates to make assumptions based on the information they have read by selecting whether the statements that follow are true, false, or they can not say. Other questions focus on correct grammar or completing a sentence with the most appropriate word.
The test is timed and also focuses on how well candidates are able to react under pressure.
Oracle general aptitude
Oracle’s general aptitude test is split into two subsections. One focuses on assessing a candidate’s numerical ability, the other on a candidate’s logical reasoning abilities. The test is a multiple-choice timed test.
The numerical reasoning questions focus on a candidate’s ability to use basic mathematical principles such as percentages, fractions, or ratios to solve numerical related problems. Questions may be focused on profit and loss, calculating sales percentages, volumes, or distance.
Logical reasoning questions assess whether a candidate can use abstract information to solve problems. Questions may be given in the form of a series of words, letters, shapes, or diagrams. Candidates need to use their logical reasoning skills to determine the relationship or pattern between the information. Then use this to select which of the multiple-choice answers follows next based on the rule they have identified.