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An Assessed Internship is one way to get to know Shell from the inside and immerse yourself in our industry. It will also help you decide if your potential career is right for you. You’ll get full day-to-day involvement in actual projects, selected to match your interests and abilities.

You’ll join a project team and work alongside Shell employees, all professionals in their fields. Their perspectives will contribute to your understanding of our business, its demands and rewards.

A supervisor and mentor will support you directly and you’ll undertake regular assessments throughout your internship to ensure you get the most from the experience and receive feedback on your performance.

What we look for:

You’ll be evaluated on your capacity for analysis, decision making and creating workable solutions, as well as your drive and enthusiasm, resilience and confidence.

During an Assessed Internship, you’ll have a formal mid-term review with your mentor and supervisor. In addition you’ll be asked to complete an online simulation exercise and written task. At the end of the Internship there will be a final review where you’ll also be asked to prepare a presentation about your project.

Succeed in your Assessed Internship and you could be offered a place on the Shell Graduate Programme.

Apply online

When you do apply you will be asked to complete the application form, upload your CV and a covering letter. 

Your CV is very important and so we offer some advice and guidance to help you write it.  The covering letter enables you to tell us briefly why you are interested in working within Shell and explain any gaps in your CV or highlight your most relevant experience.  

Take the online assessment

  • To help you prepare for the Online Assessment you are advised to take the practice tests: Practice test 1 and Practice test 2.
  • Ensure you have researched Shell’s values and read our section on what we look for
  • Before starting take some time to consider examples of how you’ve worked successfully in the past.
  • Don’t try to second-guess what Shell is looking for. Above all we want you to have integrity, be authentic and confident of your opinions.
  • Make sure you are in the right frame of mind to take the test (motivated, focused, not tired or stressed).
  • Ensure you choose a quiet place and time to take the assessments.
  • If English isn’t your first language you may want to have a dictionary to hand
  • For Part 2 you will probably want to use a pen, paper and a calculator as you will be required to make calculations (e.g. multiplications, percentages).
  • Take the test seriously – only the numerical test is timed, so don’t “speed through”. Ensure you read the questions properly.

Take part in an interview

Once you have submitted Part 2 of the online assessment we will review the results before contacting you to discuss a potential interview.

The interview will take place either face-to-face or over the telephone. This is an opportunity for you to tell us more about your motivations for applying, your achievements, the challenges you’ve faced and how you’ve demonstrated the qualities we’re looking for.

If you successfully pass your interview we will review any suitable assessed internship opportunities.

Assessed Internship

The internship will be assessed throughout the programme. Before you complete the internship you’ll have a formal mid-term review.

Prior to a final review you’ll be asked to complete an online exercise and a written task followed by a final presentation about your project.

Throughout the internship you’ll be guided by a mentor and supervisor. Both will conduct your mid-term and final review.

It is important to make the most of this opportunity to learn about Shell, the industry and the function in which you’re working.  Successful candidates are often those who exhibit curiosity, a desire to stretch themselves and the ability to recognise and develop their own learning style.

Shell Graduate Programme

After completing your assessed internship, if you are successful, you could join our Graduate Programme.  This 2-3 year structured programme is designed to broaden your knowledge and skills in your chosen profession, putting you on a path towards senior leadership.

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