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Founded in 1907, Royal Dutch Shell is one of the largest energy companies worldwide. It specialises in the exploration, production and marketing of oil and natural gas, and increasingly invests in sustainable energy alternatives. For those looking to work in the energy sector, Shell’s graduate schemes are some of the best training opportunities available.
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If your online application and assessments go well, you will be invited to do a video interview. This is where you record verbal responses to pre-set questions and then send the videos in for hiring managers to watch at a later date.
They are becoming increasingly popular with companies as they can ‘interview’ many more candidates and have the data available to better directly compare performances.
Make sure you treat this as seriously as an in-person interview. This means being presentable, finding a quiet, well lit place to record in, and making sure there are no interruptions or distractions while you film.
There will be an opportunity to do practice questions before you start recording, so use this time wisely to settle your nerves and ensure your audio and visual equipment is working properly.
You’ll have about three minutes for each question, so relax and let your personality come through, as this is the first chance to really let them get to know you.
Online case study and interview
The final assessment in the application process is a remote presentation and interview with two Shell professionals.
Around 48 hours before your meeting, you will be given a case study to learn about and research. Then, on the day, you will be given a topic related to that case study and 20 minutes (30 minutes for non-native English speakers) to create a 5-minute presentation on the topic.
After your presentation you will have to answer questions and additional scenarios from your assessors, which will go on for another 30 minutes.
After the presentation, you will then go into a more traditional interview. The questions will be a mix of competency and culture questions such as:
- Why do you want to work for Shell?
- What are your strengths/weaknesses?
- Talk about a time you dealt with a challenging teammate.
Make sure you are familiar with Shell’s business history, its company values, and the specifics of the role that you are applying in relation to your own experience.
This is your last chance to learn more about Shell and to let them get to know you better, so have a look at some interview tips to make sure you’re prepared.
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What our customers say about our Shell tests
April 21, 2021
Very good practice questions. Really appreciated.
The user interface is really easy. Very feasible to use.
United States of America
April 16, 2021
You are unaware of the total number of questions presented and therefore unsure of how much time you are supposed to dedicate for each question.
Rodrigo Zeballos Espinoza
April 05, 2021
It was a challenging test, questions that I could not solve in 1 min
Rikki Mae Pagkalinawan
March 22, 2021
I like that we can opt it to be time pressured
March 20, 2021
I liked but i didn't feel i was prepared
March 19, 2021
Multiple questions were given on the same topic
Hera van der Meer
March 16, 2021
Other way of calculating
This test is very different from the other test, so very good to practice
March 13, 2021
the questions need you to have calculator ready
I like that it can prepare me for the test
March 12, 2021
Interpersonal skills are important
The test is mainly on mathematical knowledge, and more time is needed – especially when involving calculations.
March 10, 2021
some questions take much longer and require far more calculations than others, while all questions are weighted equally. when you come across an obviously long question you might consider skipping until later.