“I did not picture myself doing what I’m doing now while I was at university, but I guess it pays to keep an open mind about career opportunities after graduation as the sky is the limit. I studied for a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) and a Master of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, and I thought I’d stay in a research-based role. The roles I've done on the Shell Graduate Programme have entailed the detailed designing, commissioning and starting-up of subsea controls systems, all the while interfacing closely with various other disciplines.
There were a lot of exhibitions done by Shell Malaysia at my university, so that’s where I was first made aware of the Shell Graduate Programme and became drawn to the company. Shell has a very good reputation in Malaysia, being a Fortune 500 company, plus it has a global presence so I felt there would be international opportunities for me.