Did you know that more than 6.4 million Americans work in the growing field of energy?

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IPAA /PESA Externship

Toyin Ope: So this week in partnership with the Independent Petroleum Association of America, IPAA, we are hosting a group of 15 high school students here at our Shell Campus. One of the goals is to provide them with real life experiences to demonstrate for them how what they learned in school, particularly pertaining to the energy industry translates into the workplace.

Toyin Ope: So while they're here we expose them to what we do show them through job shadowing, what a day in the life of an engineer or a technical professional that works in Shell looks like.

Fabiana: From job shadowing, I've seen that a lot of jobs, such as geologists in order to track the wells or determine where to drill, they use virtual reality.

Damian: I had no idea as to the extent that Shell has been working on renewable energy. They actually have multiple wind farms across America and even across the ocean.

Ihsan: And also what I've learned through Shell is networking. Networking can really help me, give me, or expand my opportunities, which I was very happy to learn throughout my two week experience.

Aymen: One thing I've learned about Shell and what they're doing in renewable energy is that they're making measures and taking actions to allow for an easier transition from nonrenewable means of energy to renewable ones.

Toyin Ope: For us, our goal is to inspire and to inform and educate about the energy industry in hopes that they would want to come and work for Shell in the future. It is important that we reach out to diverse populations, to women and minorities because they are 70% of the US population and they make up majority of the populations that we operate in.

Fabiana: I didn't know coming from an oil and gas company that they would actually start leaning towards renewable resources, so learning that they're definitely having that open mind and shifting towards wind energy or other sources, it just shows how Shell accepts different perspectives and a diversity of different ideas from different people.

Iris Diaz: I am very, very excited because the students had a lot of fun additionally to all the learning they had during these three days. I wish we can see them coming back as interns, as employees to our company.

Damian: And then notice that so far in Shell people look up to all the time, no matter who you are. It doesn't matter if you're the CEO, if you're the janitor, you're supposed to represent a company. So I'm going to try to represent my own brand when I go back home. I'm going to try to become somebody that people want to follow.

Ihsan: I want to be able to communicate and be a leader in my community leadership and join in more extracurricular activities in my school so that I can be a bigger person in my community.

Iris Diaz: And I also want to thank all of our amazing volunteers and you really inspired them. I was watching their presentations today. Thank you so much because without you, this program would have not been possible.

Speaker 8: I just want to share a little bit about my experience here. Yesterday I found what I wanted to major in finally. I want to major in chemical engineering.

Toyin Ope: And ultimately we do believe that if they are successful at becoming STEM professionals, that they will come and be in the pipeline for the Shell workforce. And that is what we need.

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Our employees have a passion for changing the world and they are in for a big surprise.

Title: The Future. Yours to Make.

Duration: 2:40 minutes

Description:

A group of young Shell employees are summoned to watch videos based on each of their own personally stated goals/ambitions.

GR HERO 2 MIN 40 SEC MASTER Transcript

[Video footage]

A woman walking along London’s South Bank with the London Eye in the background, looking up, as if sightseeing. She enters the foyer of a building and is greeted by a woman (Unidentified Female 1) with a tablet.

[Background music plays]

Suspenseful ambient music.

[Unidentified Female 1]

Hello Ryan.

[Ryan]

Hi.

[Unidentified Female 1]

Where have you come from today?

[Ryan]

Texas.

[Subtitles]

Hello Ryan.

Hi.

Where have you come from today?

Texas.

[Video footage]

View from a vehicle travelling alongside the Thames. Close-up of a woman (Unidentified Female 2) in a moving taxi looking out of the window. A man crossing a road then walking with Unidentified Female 1; they both have security passes hung around their necks.

[Unidentified Male 1]

I’m from Rotterdam

[Subtitles]

I’m from Rotterdam.

[Video footage]

Another woman (Unidentified Female 3) speaking to Unidentified Female 1.

[Unidentified Female 3]

I’m coming from India.

[Subtitles]

I’m coming from India.

[Video footage]

Camera pans upwards as man rides a bicycle past in a grand London square. Another man (Unidentified Male 2) in the foyer, speaking to the woman with the tablet, who laughs.

[Unidentified Male 2]

Not really sure what I’ve let myself in for.

[Subtitles]

Not really sure what I’ve let myself in for.

[Video footage]

View from the top of the inside of an elevator, as if from CCTV, of Unidentified Female 1 and Unidentified Female 2 as the doors open with a “ding” sound. A picture of another woman is visible on the Unidentified Female 1’s tablet.

Unidentified Male 2 sits down next to Unidentified Male 1 and they shake hands. Ryan is sitting with her back to the camera.

[Text displays]

Shell employees are invited to a meeting…

About the future of energy

[Video footage]

A view of a waiting room as one woman sits down, joining eight other male and female Shell employees, including those who have already appeared. Close-ups of them speaking to each other.

[Video footage]

Unidentified Female 2 and Unidentified Female 4 are walking towards the camera through an office corridor, talking.

[Unidentified Female 4]

Do you have any idea what’s happening today?

[Subtitles]

Do you have any idea what’s happening today?

 

[Video footage]

Close-up of Unidentified Female 2 responding and laughing.

[Unidentified Female 2]

No.

[Subtitles]

No.

[Video footage]

Unidentified female 4 is walking along the same office corridor speaking to another female Shell employee (Unidentified Female 5).

[Unidentified Female 4]

It’s a very special meeting.

[Subtitles]

It’s a very special meeting.

[Video footage]

Unidentified female 4 shows Ryan into a meeting room.

[Unidentified Female 4]

It’s a chance to discuss the future of energy with some of the most forward-thinking people.

[Subtitles]

It’s a chance to discuss the future of energy with some of the most forward-thinking people.

[Ryan]

Okay.

[Subtitles]

Okay.

[Video footage]

Unidentified female 4 shows Unidentified female 2 to a chair at a table facing a screen with “Your Future” displayed.

[Unidentified Female 4]

Have a seat here.

[Subtitles]

Have a seat here.

[Video footage]

Montage of other Shell employees from the earlier group sitting down in the same chair; shots from behind and in front.

[Unidentified Female 4]

If you just want to make yourself comfortable and everyone else will be in shortly, okay?

[Subtitles]

If you just want to make yourself comfortable and everyone else will be in shortly, okay?

[Text displays]

They’re in for a surprise.

[Video footage]

More shots of employees in the chair, waiting: a man (Unidentified Male 3) looks at his watch. Unidentified female 3 drinks a glass of water. Ryan takes out her phone, leans back and takes a picture of the screen across the table. Her camera clicks. Unidentified Female 5 arranges the pens and notebooks in front of her. Unidentified female 2 adjusts her chair.

[Background music plays]

Ambient music with a somewhat more resolved, yet still apprehensive quality begins.

[Text displays]

Weeks earlier they were asked…

To write a letter to future generations

[Audio plays]

Beeps signal the start of a transmission.

[Video footage]

A shot from behind Ryan, sitting in the chair, as an image of her writing on a whiteboard appears on the screen in front of her. Close-up of her attention being drawn to the screen. The words: “Dear Future” are spelled out letter by letter over the image on the screen, subtitling a voiceover of Ryan speaking.

[Ryan]

Dear future, after 35 years it’s pretty amazing to look back and see just how far we’ve come.

[Subtitles]

Dear future, after 35 years it’s pretty amazing to look back and see just how far we’ve come.

[Video footage]

Montage of Shell employees’ reactions to their own personalised videos as they are played to them: Ryan raises an eyebrow and smiles. Unidentified female 2’s expression changes quickly from attentive curiosity to a smile of recognition. Unidentified Male 3 looks sideways, as if uncertain. A woman (Unidentified Female 6) frowns whilst smiling. A view from behind of Unidentified Male 1 watching the screen; a sepia image of him gazing wistfully next to a close-up shot of handwriting narrating his own voiceover.  

[Unidentified Male 1]

As I turn 110 my retirement from Shell is drawing near.

[Subtitles]

As I turn 110 my retirement from Shell is drawing near.

[Video footage]

Unidentified Male 1 laughs. View from behind as Unidentified Female 5 watches herself on screen approaching the camera in red Shell overalls, safety goggles and a hard hat. A close-up of her laughing as she watches.

[Unidentified Female 5]

It’s been an exciting and rewarding adventure and it’s probably a good time to share my story.

[Subtitles]

It’s been an exciting and rewarding adventure and it’s probably a good time to share my story.

[Video footage]

Shots from in front and behind of Unidentified Female 3 watching the screen. On the screen, a slanted close-up of text displayed on a screen narrating her own voiceover fades to reveal a close-up of a young girl writing in a crowded classroom. A close-up of Unidentified Female 3 smiling.

[Unidentified Female 3]

I remember being a young girl in the district of Rajasthan waiting to complete my homework when electricity comes.

[Subtitles]

I remember being a young girl in the district of Rajasthan waiting to complete my homework when electricity comes.

[Video footage]

Home video footage of Unidentified Female 5 in an African village, holding a toddler. A close-up of her smiling as she watches the footage.

[Unidentified Female 5]

At university, I was fortunate to work with communities around the world where access to energy was incredibly difficult.

[Subtitles]

At university, I was fortunate to work with communities around the world where access to energy was incredibly difficult.

[Video footage]

Two men, possibly in a Middle Eastern country, are lifting a solar panel onto the roof of a mud hut, surrounded by goats and cows. A view from behind of Unidentified Female 6 watching her voiceover being written onto a notepad on the screen, followed by an aerial shot of an offshore oil rig.

[Unidentified Female 6]

And at first glance, a major oil company that contributed to greenhouse gas emissions just didn’t feel right.

[Subtitles]

And at first glance, a major oil company that contributed to greenhouse gas emissions just didn’t feel right.

[Video footage]

Unidentified Female 6 watches with an uncomfortable expression, then raises her eyebrows and smiles. Close-up of Unidentified Male 1 watching.

[Unidentified Male 1]

I wanted to have an impact and make a difference, I wanted to use my intelligence to solve complex problems, to improve the world.

[Subtitles]

I wanted to have an impact and make a difference, I wanted to use my intelligence to solve complex problems, to improve the world.

[Video footage]

Aerial shots of an offshore oil rig with overlaid digital graphics of emerging data tables and diagrams. Close-up of Unidentified Male 3.

[Ryan]

And I can’t help but think how lucky I’ve been to be able to play a role in helping the world progress through the energy transition.

[Subtitles]

And I can’t help but think how lucky I’ve been to be able to play a role in helping the world progress through the energy transition.

[Video footage]

View from behind of Ryan watching the image of her writing on a whiteboard fade to a picture of her as a toddler. Close-up of her amused reaction, then side view of her wiping a tear. Close-up side view Unidentified Female 3 watching the screen.

[Unidentified Female 2]

Individually we’re just a drop of water, but in Shell we can form an ocean of change.

[Subtitles]

Individually we’re just a drop of water, but in Shell we can form an ocean of change.

[Video footage]

Side view close-ups of Unidentified Female 3 and Unidentified Female 2 watching the screen, smiling. A view from behind Unidentified Female 2 as a droplet of water splashing is displayed in slow motion on the screen. Unidentified Male 3 grins broadly and looks to the side. A camera crew enter the meeting room and approach Unidentified Female 5. She is smiling as she speaks to them whilst they surround the table, then laughs.

[Background music plays]

Piano accompanying the ambient sounds, more recognisably a rendition of the Shell theme.

[Unidentified Female 5]

That was incredible.

[Subtitles]

That was incredible.

[Video footage]

Close-ups of Unidentified Female 3 speaking, smiling.

[Unidentified Female 3]

The moment it started speaking, I’m like, “Ooh, that’s me.” It touched my heart, actually.

[Subtitles]

The moment it started speaking, I’m like, “Ooh, that’s me.” It touched my heart, actually.

[Video footage]

Close-ups of Unidentified Female 5 speaking, smiling and laughing.

[Unidentified Female 3]

It’s just great to know that I’m part of a team and I don’t have to do this journey on my own, you know?

[Subtitles]

It’s just great to know that I’m part of a team and I don’t have to do this journey on my own, you know?

[Video footage]

Close-ups of Unidentified Male 3 speaking.

[Unidentified Male 3]

The last words were that I was about to meet the people who are about to make the future of the company.

[Subtitles]

The last words were that I was about to meet the people who are about to make the future of the company.

[Interviewer]

And who is that person?

[Subtitles]

And who is that person?

[Video footage]

Unidentified Male 3 smiles then laughs.

[Unidentified Male 3]

Probably me.

[Subtitles]

Probably me.

[Video footage]

Close-ups of Unidentified Female 2, Unidentified Male 1 and Unidentified Female 6 watching and smiling.

[Text displays]

It turns out this vision for the future of energy is their vision.

[Video footage]

Close-up of Ryan speaking; she is visibly emotional, but smiling. Footage slows down as she nods at the end.

[Ryan]

I have a large responsibility. But it’s so important to do because there is no other option.

[Subtitles]

I have a large responsibility. But it’s so important to do because there is no other option.

[Text displays]

The future. Yours to make.

[Audio plays]

The Shell jingle.

[Graphic displays]

The Shell pecten on a white background.

[Text displays]

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