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Graduate Programmes

Graduate programme
Technology: Consulting & Project Management
31st January 2017

Discover what you could become on the Shell Graduate Programme

At Shell, we’re working at the very forefront of the energy industry, taking on the challenge of building a better energy future. Join the pioneering Shell Graduate Programme and become part of this meaningful progress as you develop into a fully-fledged Shell professional.

Right from the start you’ll embark on a comprehensive Onboarding Programme that systematically exposes you to all areas of the organisation. You'll be given stimulating, hands-on roles and get the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our company values.

As you develop your knowledge with structured learning and broaden your experience on groundbreaking projects, you will be supported by an excellent mentorship programme. Constructive check-ins throughout the programme will ensure you won't be overwhelmed by the workload.

Whether you join the Technical, Commercial or Corporate Function area of the programme, you will receive unparalleled formal training that will propel your career straight after exiting the programme. We’ve designed the programme to give remarkable candidates like you the outstanding experience and training you’ll need to become a future leader of our business.

You’ll be able to make a real impact while on Shell’s Graduate Programme through a series of assignments that will positively challenge you.

Financial Rewards and Benefits

Combine our creative, collaborative work environment with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired choice.

Your pay is an important part of your employment with Shell.  In addition to your competitive starting salary, the company recognises and rewards individual performance.  

Our benefits are aligned to local market practice and often include pension/retirement plans and healthcare coverage. Some locations offer subsidised services such as sports facilities, medical/dental care and car-parking, and in a number of countries, you may have the chance to participate in a Sharesave programme, approved by the Inland Revenue and administered by the Halifax Our Sharesave Scheme allows Shell employees in the UK to save money and invest in Royal Dutch Shell plc.

You can decide how much you want to save (between £5 and £250 per month) and whether you want to opt for a 3 and/or 5 year scheme.

At the end of the savings period, you can either withdraw your savings in cash along with a tax-free bonus from the Halifax, or use the equivalent amount to buy shares in Royal Dutch Shell plc.

We also believe it is important to have a healthy work/life balance, and wherever possible we will consider flexible working pattern requests, including working hours and in some cases, working from home.

We offer market-aligned levels of annual leave and maternity/paternity leave allowances and we do all we can to accommodate career breaks and sabbaticals in countries where these are applicable. We also encourage you to step beyond the work environment to participate in social responsibility projects, employee interest groups or campus recruitment (which gives you the chance to meet university students).

Whatever your interests, there’s likely to be a Shell sports and social group that you can get involved with – for example, the Shell Sports Club, Shell Women’s Network, Shell African Network, Shell Disability Network and many more. In some locations around the world, we offer gym facilities, swimming pools, tennis courts, sailing and scuba diving.

Listening to our employees

We regularly conduct surveys among employees to identify any issues or areas for improvement. This can take the form of online surveys, discussion forums or interactive webcasts. For example, we regularly conduct the online ‘Shell People Survey’ on a global basis. This provides you with the opportunity to provide feedback, make suggestions on improving the work environment, input into developing policies and address areas of concern.

Available Roles

There are a variety of roles available at Shell on the graduate programme, divided into three main areas:

  • Technical
  • Corporate
  • Commercial