The Shell Graduate Program

The Shell Graduate Program is designed to help you make the most of your professional potential. From day one, you’ll have a supervisor and mentor to help you establish and execute an Individual Development Plan outlining your career goals and how you’ll achieve them. This plan dictates how much time you’ll spend in the program, which can be anywhere from 2 to 3 years. Throughout this time, you’ll be placed in a wide range of hands-on roles with competence-building tasks, challenging and inspiring you to discover your strengths, develop your skills and broaden your experience in various real-world situations. 

This program will also give you the opportunity to hone your expertise and leadership abilities and obtain industry-recognized qualifications through formal training courses, discipline-specific e-learning modules and world-class workshops. In addition, you’ll receive support from an international network of seasoned industry professionals. To monitor and track your performance in the program, your supervisor and mentor will conduct regular progress checks. Upon successful completion of your final review, you’ll be placed in the Shell Advanced Technical Program, which will prepare you for a more senior role at our company.

Project Engineer

In this position, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in critical large-scale projects. You might find yourself working on gas-to-liquid plants, floating liquefied natural gas projects, or offshore oil drilling and production platforms. As part of our team, you’ll work to safely deliver hard-to-reach oil and gas reserves across the globe.

The Projects business unit takes the engineering concepts selected for major projects and turns them into reality. This involves virtually managing all aspects of a project’s execution, including engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning. The unit is also responsible for project performance as measured by the key dimensions of safety, cost, delivery schedule and technical integrity.

The SURF (Subsea, Umbilical, Risers and Flowline) group in P&T Deepwater Projects is responsible for providing subsea technology solutions for all major deepwater projects in the Americas region (including the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil). This group also serves as a Center of Excellence for deepwater subsea technology development and deployment in projects across Shell.

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.


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