The Shell Graduate Program

You'll join a 2 to 3 year industry-leading coaching and development program in the Technical area of the Shell Graduate Program. You'll become part of a global process engineering community, working alongside some of the processing industry’s game-changers. From day one, you could be part of Shell’s most groundbreaking and critical projects, where problem solvers and innovators will thrive.

Process Engineering

Process Engineering is vital to Shell’s activities across the business, and helps with the development and production of raw hydrocarbons and the subsequent processing into commercial products. With a curious mind, you could be part of designing and optimizing chemical processes, the operation of equipment and facilities, or analyzing and interpreting laboratory and plant data. Our process engineers also provide technical support to oil and gas production facilities, refineries and chemical plants (both onshore and offshore); ensure the technical integrity of plants and new projects; advise on process safety issues; and commission new installations.

Roles and responsibilities

Process engineers impact major sectors of the business, including:

  • Exploration and Production
  • Gas
  • Refining
  • Chemicals

As part of Shell’s world-class engineering team, the widespread responsibilities you will encounter include:

  • Designing and optimizing the operation of equipment and facilities
  • Advising on process safety issues
  • Commissioning new installations
  • Analyzing laboratory and plant data
  • Liaising with the operators in the control room on a daily basis

Training and development opportunities

The resources and learning opportunities available to you at Shell are some of the best in the industry. As a graduate curious to know more about your chosen field, you’ll benefit from a well-established learning and development program, fully aligned with the requirements for professional progression.

We aim to develop your competencies and capabilities in as short a time as possible, and enable you to make the most of the opportunities presented to you. As part of the Graduate Program, you will get the chance to develop soft skills to enhance your already extensive scientific knowledge and technical capabilities, and you’ll receive regular progress checks from experienced professionals to ensure you are properly supported on your development path.

Process Engineering is vital to Shell

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