Modern Apprenticeships (UK ONLY)

We no longer recruit directly for these positions but sponsor an organisation called Cogent (formerly Opito) along with other major oil companies.

Details and an application form can be obtained by visiting the following website:

Excellent opportunities are available for motivated young men and women to pursue careers as Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation or Process Technicians within the Oil and Gas industry.

The industry is offering training places to school leavers and students from further education colleges.

  • You must be over 16½ and below 21 years of age at the start of the program.
  • You must have at least GCSE grades of A, B or C (or equivalent) or in Scotland, Standard Grades at level 1, 2 or 3 (or equivalent), in Mathematics, English, and double science or two from Physics, Chemistry or a technological subject by the start of the programme.

An application form can be obtained by downloading one from the website.

New gap year placements (UK ONLY)

Shell sponsors an organisation, along with other technological companies, called the Royal Academy of Engineering, “Year in Industry”.

They have an informative website and detailed information about what is on offer and how to apply. There are also contact details for regional offices where you can pursue further enquiries.

Pre Uni placement/work experience (UK ONLY)

There are a variety of graduate careers on offer in commercial, technical and IT fields. Our website has information about different careers options at Shell.

You will also find details of how to apply for a placement or for a graduate career at Shell, and an online application form that you can complete:

Please note, we do not offer any voluntary work placements or any work experience other than placements for undergraduates at University.

Please refer to the Year in Industry website for information about gap year placements.