The working world
I enrolled on the Shell Graduate Programme in 2011, a year after finishing my six-month internship in the same technology department I’m in today. As a graduate hire, I knew I’d be getting all the support and guidance I’d need to develop in a challenging industry.
As a young student you often imagine the working world to be very cut throat, so I was surprised with how I found life at Shell. Our department is a close unit filled with diversity and a strong team spirit. The team has established a comfortable working environment and I feel right at home where I am.
The value of accountability
Over time my responsibilities have increased to the point where I feel I’m contributing to the organisation and benefitting from the people I work with. Currently we’re working on an exciting project that will recover energy from steam produced by our operations. I think we can put it to a range of uses.
I like being creative, but the real joy I get from my role as Process Control Technologist is being able to resolve issues directly and provide the technical support that’s needed to help optimise the unit. I’m finding true value in all the things I do.
I have many people to learn from at Shell, providing me a solid technical foundation and ensuring I achieve the competencies my field requires. I was fortunate to be provided with the opportunity to get early development exposure through occasional trips overseas, meeting new people in the Shell community and picking up these competencies along the way.
Visiting places like the Netherlands, Thailand and even Bangalore in India allowed me to find out what it’s like to work at different sites and about the various challenges we face across the world. Training on the programme is very colourful, which is ideal for personal growth as well as career development.