Shell’s Upstream Logistics work across the globe to deliver safe, reliable and cost-efficient logistics services.
The Shell Graduate Program
Within the Technical area of the Shell Graduate Program, a role within Upstream Logistics lasts two to three years and is designed to help you make the transition from talented graduate to independent logistics professional. You'll gain on-the-job experience through assignments in the different areas of Upstream Logistics, world-class coaching, mentoring and formal structured training.
You'll experience regular in-depth progress checks to make sure you are on track. The Program will help you develop your technical ability and your networking skills too: we have a worldwide network for graduates and young professionals to help you connect with your Upstream Logistics colleagues around the globe.
When you join Upstream Logistics you’ll become part of an almost 600-strong team of professionals working across the globe to deliver safe, reliable and cost-efficient logistics services for the Upstream Production, Project and Wells operations worldwide. You could be responsible for safely and efficiently moving people and material by water, air, road and rail. You might also help provide logistics services for supply bases, waste management, lifting and hoisting, and other logistics field services such as emergency and oil spill responses. It’s a critical role and the professional rewards are there for graduates who seek to push boundaries and innovate.
Title: Shell Graduate Program Why Shell
Duration: 1:43 minutes
Description: Graduates talk about their experiences of working at Shell
Shell Graduate Program Why Shell Film Transcript
Discover what makes Shell great for graduates
Pop music, guitars and drums.
Mechanical plant, people walking around in overalls.
Two people working in an office.
Team of people in overalls, talking in a circle.
People sitting down at computers, talking.
Large mechanical plant, two workers looking at something and talking.
Someone answering a phone in an office.
Two people working on some equipment
“Definitely Shell is a great place to build your career.”
“It gives me a wide range of opportunities to work in challenging projects and in stuff that really matters.”
Woman working at a desk. Typing and doing paperwork.
People in boardroom, talking.
Woman checking equipment and looking at a diagram on a computer screen.
“Shell gives you many, many opportunities to discover your inherent skills. If you’re proactive about your development you can just go anywhere.”
Man walking around mechanical plant. Talking with another worker surrounded by large equipment. Team of people working on equipment. Two workers walking, looking at equipment and machinery.
“Your learning curve just escalates like you would not imagine.”
Graph on a piece of paper, two fingers following the line.
Two workers outside, with graph spread out in front of them.
“When you first join you’ll immediately feel welcome and protected. You’re not just another number, you’re not just another addition, you’re part of a family.”
Woman and colleague chatting while getting coffee.
People working outside in hardhats.
People shaking hands and talking together at a table.
Large room of workers eating.
“Everyone is always willing to help and to give their input, really.”
“I have access to all my mentors. They always open their doors for you.”
Graduate in office with a colleague. Colleague going through something on a tablet. Talking and laughing.
“Shell is an international company that’s given me experience of different cultures and I work with people from different countries.”
Man answering phone in office. Talking with colleagues. Pointing at a line on a graph. Man working outside with overalls. Talking with a group of people outside a large drill site. Chatting with a group of people.
“I thoroughly enjoy what I do. I’m stretched, I’m fulfilled, but it’s a great company and the opportunities are endless.”
People seated around table in boardroom. Talking and laughing.
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Roles and responsibilities
As a graduate in Upstream Logistics you'll be exposed to a variety of roles. Your responsibilities might include:
- Logistics service delivery, including operational execution, Health, Safety, Security & Environment aspects, logistics contractors management, integrated activity planning, managing budgets and costs, managing logistics IT systems
- Development and/or implementation of logistics plans, systems and policies
- Providing logistics consultancy for Major Project Execution and Operations Readiness to achieve flawless start-up and operational excellence
- Wide range of fields services, such as logistics emergency and oil spill preparedness and responses
- Maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders
The typical roles you may experience could include:
- Logistics Analyst
- Logistics Graduate
- Marine/Aviation/Road/Supply Base Resource Planner
- Project Logistics Engineer
- Logistics Coordinator
- Assets Logistics Liaison
- Logistics Assistant
Training and development opportunities
You'll gain training in areas including Aviation, Marine, Land, Supply Base, Waste Management, Lifting and Hoisting, Drilling and Project Logistics. This is complemented by cross-business learning opportunities in the Contracting & Procurement and Health, Safety, Security & Environment areas. We operate a culture of continuous learning, so there are always opportunities to satisfy your curiosity about a wide range of Shell businesses, as you will have the opportunity to work in direct contact with Upstream Operations, Global Projects and Wells Businesses, and interacting with external Logistics Strategic Partners.
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