Duration: 1:02 minutes
An interview with Shell Engineer, Sharief, about his work with Shell and the various reasons he enjoys working for the company.
GLOBAL RECRUITMENT - BIO 60 - SHARIEF V13 Transcript
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Draft. Sharief. Engineer - USA.
A city landscape at sunrise. A line of sky-scrapers is silhouetted against an orange and blue sky, whilst thick clouds billow above them. The city is in semi-darkness and the street-lights are still lit.
Interview with Sharief
Head and shoulders shot of Sharief being interviewed by an off-camera interviewer. He’s wearing a smart, grey suit. There follows a distant shot of an oil-rig surrounded by a blue ocean, then two mid-distance photographs of Sharief on the rig. The first shows him smiling at the camera, wearing a dark red uniform with a Shell logo. The second is of Sharief and three colleagues, also on the oil-rig, all wearing white hard-hats and smiling. We’re then back to the interview footage of Sharief.
I’m Sharief. I’m a deep oil wells engineer. What makes me tick is helping other people and making my mark on the world in a positive way. Leaving the world in a better condition than when I joined.
Footage of Sharief walking across a long suspension bridge, the sunlight hitting his face. He is crossing a wide river and we see other people also crossing the bridge. In the background is the London Eye, several large tower blocks and a red double-decker bus. Then we’re taken back to the head and shoulders shot of Sharief’s interview.
My passion stems from coming to the realisation that energy and environment are two of the biggest things that we have to get right if we plan to move forward in a sustainable manner.
We see a slideshow of photographs. The first is of Sharief’s graduation, where he poses for his photograph with his family wearing a black gown and hat. The next is of Sharief being presented with a certificate, and then a third shows him wearing his red Shell uniform on the rig again. We see a distant shot of a large group of Shell workers. They’re all wearing the same red uniform and white hard-hats, standing on the oil rig and waving at the camera. Then mid-distance footage shows more workers shaking hands and chatting.
In college, I was pretty sceptical actually about coming to work for Shell. I think one of the things that struck me first was how people-focused it was and how people really truly did care about energy transition.
Close-up footage of a large, white wind turbine in the ocean. We see the turbine from a bird’s eye view and then from the front, where more turbines can be seen in the background. A digitalised image of a landscape rapidly being covered with rows of solar panel follows. There are also several pylons in the field and then we see a close-up shot of the panels with the sun beaming down from above.
People are still figuring it out. It’s not perfect, but it’s not going to happen overnight. It’s about doing it in a morally sound way or in a conscientious way.
Indoor footage of Sharief chatting with co-workers. They are sitting on comfortable chairs, each wearing a Shell branded lanyard and smart clothing. Then we’re back to Sharief’s interview again.
I mean, it’s really inspiring to be working for a company that’s already making a difference. That’s my drive for working for Shell.
The Shell logo, a yellow shell with a red outline.
shell.com/careers. The Future. Yours to Make.
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