The Shell Graduate Program

As a technical graduate, you’ll embark on a 3-year training program, which will give you a comprehensive introduction to many areas of Shell’s business and operations. From this robust platform, you’ll be positioned to become a pioneer in the field of wells engineering, setting you on the track towards a fulfilling career in the energy sector.

In the Shell Graduate Program, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside some of the industry’s leading technical experts and visionaries while as well as gaining experience working on some of Shell’s most groundbreaking engineering projects. Within Shell, you'll find a supportive work environment, designed to ensure you develop to your full professional potential. You’ll also build valuable networks with teams across the globe, fostering truly collaborative innovations and advances in the field of wells engineering.

Wells Engineering

Our wells engineers are at the heart of our Upstream business, delivering critical support to our global exploration and development teams. They also play a part in our efforts to achieve a reliable energy future.

If you join us as a wells engineer, you’ll work with teams who are constantly innovating to help meet the energy needs of society in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. You could be involved in providing critical support for our global exploration projects, designing, building and maintaining different types of wells all over the world. To be successful, you’ll need a high level of technical competency, passion and a collaborative work ethic.

Roles and responsibilities

Working as a wells engineer for Shell is a chance to become an innovator within one of the company’s most influential disciplines. You could contribute to a variety of operational areas, including:

  • Completions and wells engineering
  • Health, Safety, Security & Environment principles
  • Wells design
  • Wells economics
  • Wells contract managements
  • Wells site engineering

Your responsibilities could include:

  • Optimizing well construction maintenance and abandonment operations
  • Gathering subsurface data
  • Testing and monitoring well flow
  • Engineering well intervention activities

Training and development opportunities

At Shell, we believe that best practices and rigorous standards are only as effective as the people who implement them, which is why we offer world-class training and development via on-the-job, classroom, and online learning opportunities.

Your development won’t end after the Shell Graduate Program. Once you successfully complete the Shell Graduate Program, you will continue to develop your technical skills through the Shell Advanced Technical Program. Following a clear structure and defined goals, this additional learning will enable you to continue to push boundaries and take on a more senior role in Shell’s technical environment.

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