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The hiring process at Solvay

Solvay is always looking for new talented and enthusiastic people to contribute to achieving their vision. During our standard recruitment process, which is divided into four steps, you shall meet both HR professionals and operational managers. This hiring process is set up at the level of the enterprise but can be adapted according to our subsidiaries and countries. The average timeframe from your application to the final decision is about 2-4 months, including interviews with members of Solvay's team.

  • Apply: Apply directly online to a specific position opening (job opportunities) or create a candidate profile. You will receive an automatic acknowledgement or receipt saying that they received your application. Their recruiters carefully examine your application file and contact you if your profile meets Solvay's needs.
  • Pre-selection: If your application matches their needs, a recruiter will contact you to assess your profile and experience.
  • Selection: If you are shortlisted for the position you will be invited to one or more interviews to discuss your skills with the Solvay team. Once the final decision is made, you will be informed as soon as possible.
  • Integration: If selected for the position, you will be made an employment offer. Upon acceptance, you will start the integration process.


Recommendations before applying

Your Resume or CV

  • The Resume or CV is an informative document. It informs the recruiter about your experience, education, competencies and any other applicable information.
  • The resume should be comprehensive, clear and precise.

The interview


  • Be well prepared and familiarize yourself with Solvay and the job profile
  • The job interview’s goal is to assess your qualifications as they relate to the position
  • This is your opportunity to highlight your personality, motivation, and relevant work experience
  • The impression you make on the interview team is important. Thus, be punctual, courteous and be sure to listen carefully and give precise and clear answers
  • The interview is also an opportunity for you to ask questions


CEB’s SHL assessments at Solvay

During the hiring process at Solvay, you may be required to pass CEB’s SHL assessments. The number, type, and level of tests you will need to take depend on the role for which you are applying. Below we will focus on the different tests applicants for Solvay graduate schemes, graduate jobs, and internships may be asked to take.

  • CEB SHL Numerical Test: On the test, you are presented with different numerical data items in the form of graphs and tables. After careful analysis of the figures, you need to answer multiple choice questions relating to the data.
  • CEB SHL Verbal Reasoning Test: This test is designed to assess how well you use written information. You will be presented with a paragraph of text and a statement based on that text. You need to come to a conclusion as to whether this statement is true, false, or impossible to say based on the text presented.
  • CEB SHL Logical Reasoning Test: On this test, you are presented with a series of shapes following some pattern. Your task is to identify this pattern and choose the next shape in the sequence from a list of options.
  • Personality Test: The purpose of the SHL personality test is to assess how well you fit with Solvay values.
  • Situational Judgement Test: On this assessment, you are presented with a number of different work-based scenarios and a series of potential responses to those situations. You must choose the responses you find most and least effective.


To work at Solvay could be interesting and beneficial for you. The hard interviews and tests may prove difficult to pass, however. Let JobTestPrep help you. Look at our tests, study guides, interview tips and more and make sure that you get accepted into the company. Give JobTestPrep a try!


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