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We asked Shell employees on our Graduate Programme working in different roles around our organisation to talk about their expectations and experiences. Listen to what they have to say.

The World as a Shell Graduate

Taking control of her career

Working on Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site as a Process Control Technologist, Shiau Yinn first came to Shell on an Assessed Internship while studying Chemical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. But she says it was growing up in oil-rich Brunei that gave her the initial impetus to target a career in the energy industry.

Petrophysicist - From intern to Shell graduate

Travel enthusiast Abhinandan Kohli applies his skills as a Petrophysicist to make an impact on Shell operations worldwide. He’s currently based in Shell Technology Centre Bangalore, where he works on projects as far afield as Brunei, Egypt’s Saharan desert and Italy’s Southern Apennines.

Mechanical Integrity Engineer - Start small, think big

Mechanical Integrity engineer Mohammed Al Athaba joined the Shell Graduate Programme in 2012. Today he works in Qatar on Pearl GTL, the world’s largest Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) plant, but it’s only the beginning, he says.

Project Pipeline Engineer - Settling for the best

Mustafa Al-Najim joined the Shell Graduate Programme six months after graduating with a Mechanical Engineering Degree from London’s Brunel University. Mustafa is now learning on the job as a Project Pipeline Engineer at one of the richest oil fields in the world: the Majnoon oil field in Iraq.

Subsea Controls Engineer - Making a difference from day one

Prashanthini Sunderan is a Subsea Controls Engineer on the Shell Graduate Programme. She currently works on the commissioning and start-up of the Gumusut-Kakap deep-water installation off the coast of Malaysia, the first of its kind for Shell in the country.

Civil & Offshore Structures Engineer - Challenge accepted

Read more about how they got onboard the graduate programme, their adventures, proud moments and tasks at hand in their roles.

Wells Engineer - Engineering his own career

How Floris Duursma has benefited from the support network and development opportunities inside Shell’s engineering division.

Flow Assurance Engineer - Finding your career path

Joanne Kramer takes full advantage of the opportunity to develop her own career path through the Shell Graduate Programme.

IT Project Manager - Limitless application for IT graduates

Why outstanding graduate-turned-IT Project Manager Yongqin Du was attracted to Shell’s exciting Graduate Programme

Electrical Maintenance Engineer - She’s electric

Maria Noriega crossed continents to study then take up a place on the Shell Graduate Programme.

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In search of innovators

To be truly innovative is a remarkable quality. After all, how many people are really prepared to explore new ideas, opportunities and experiences? At Shell, we’re in search of remarkable, innovative people to join our pioneering work on some of the most groundbreaking engineering projects in the world.

Mechanical Engineer

Ever wonder what working as an engineer is like outside of the classroom and into the energy industry? Hear from our Discipline Engineer technical graduate, Rina Yang as she shares her career journey, experiences in Shell and insights into her role.

Contract & Procurement

A strong support network will smooth your entry into working life: a supervisor, on- the- job coaches, mentors and professional experts will be there to help you succeed. Caroline Ng sought for an exciting commercial career upon graduation as a Senior Buyer in Shell's Contracting & Procurement department. Find out how she hones her commercial acumen and leadership skills through day-to-day work activities and numerous challenges.

Commercial Downstream

At the heart of the oil and gas industry, Tobias Chen joined Shell's graduate programme in Business Development. An exciting platform from which he can excel, feel pride in his achievements and propel is careers, all while having the flexibility to ensure that his work complements his life. Find out what makes his experience with Shell like no other.

Why should I join Shell?

Hear what young experts in the Shell Graduate Programme have to say about Shell. Contributing to solving critical real-world problems, getting involved in large-scale projects, having the opportunity to go wherever you want within a global organisation. Find out what appealed to them.

Learning, Development and Support

A culture of continuous learning helps you discover your strengths and develop your skills. As your knowledge builds, so does the possibility to experience more, such as working alongside intelligent, motivated people who have time to invest in you and your professional development.

The social side

Shell is a place where you're part of the team, not just a new joiner in the corner, as several people in the Shell Graduate Programme explain. It's a community, young and friendly, where you soon get to know everyone, especially as the social side of work is just as important as putting in the hours.

Life at Shell

Hear from just of few of our remarkable Shell employees whose careers have taken shape and progressed with Shell's industry leading development programme. From a Drilling Engineer talking about her escalating learning curve within the first year of her joining the Shell Graduate Programme, to how Yemi's role cuts across different functions and disciplines within Shell. Their expertise and ideas resonate on a local, cross-regional and international level.

Michelle, Demand Execution Lead IT

Shell's vision and strategy is to become the most innovative and competitive energy company and the key enabler for that is IT. Find out how Michelle's role provides the platform for different businesses within Shell to function.

Paula - Macro Distributor Business Development at Shell

Paula a Macro Distributor Manager for Lubricants sits in a global role working on global projects. Paula's role involves reviewing and analysing the business performance. Creating long term impact on the business and implementing results locally gives her great satisfaction and fulfilment in her role with Shell.

In Search of the Passionate

We’re in search of the future leaders of our pioneering global energy business. Remarkable people who are passionate to explore new ideas, experiences and frontiers. Right from the start, our graduates are given challenging hands-on role, working in a diverse, collaborative, global environment.

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