Shell Graduate Programme
Join us as a Graduate at Shell where you can grow and thrive as we power progress together.
Whichever part of our business you join, you will have the chance to work with experienced colleagues and share your unique perspective and fresh ideas on how to tackle energy-related challenges.
Our inclusive and collaborative culture will provide you with the support you need to grow your skills as you work on meaningful projects with exciting responsibilities right from the start.
Power your progress
Develop the energy solutions of tomorrow and today
How can the world transition to net-zero emissions while providing the secure, affordable energy that powers lives? By working with experienced colleagues who bring expertise from a range of areas, you will have the chance to work towards our shared ambition to reduce the net carbon footprint of the energy products we offer society.
Learn today, lead tomorrow
When you join, you will be assigned to a role with exciting challenges and opportunities. You will be supported in crafting a development journey tailored to your strengths and needs with the opportunity to contribute to meeting the energy challenge.
Shell’s focus on enabling employees to adopt a ‘learner mindset’ helps unlock the potential in each of us, creating a supportive, high-performance environment based on openness, curiosity and growth, where you can learn from experiences and build the skills that let you grow today and lead in future.
Collaborate with experienced colleagues
With access to a global network of expertise, you can make meaningful connections and continue your growth and learning at Shell. We invite people to think differently and learn from the diversity of backgrounds, cultures, ideas and knowledge at Shell.
Achieve balance in a values-led culture
We live our core values of honesty, integrity and respect, so you can work in an environment that encourages you to be the best version of yourself.
What our Graduates have to say
I work offshore on a rig and I meet all sorts of people from different backgrounds. It is inspiring to see people across the company working in other areas, but we all have the same passion to transition to lower-carbon energy. It’s great that I am part of a team and I don’t have to make this journey on my own.
We have sizeable technology centres with lots of innovation projects, many of which are focused on the energy transition.
My experience as a Trading & Supply Graduate has been amazing. The people, pace, complexity and significance of the work we do is immensely satisfying. It makes coming to work every day a real joy.
Shell is one of the world’s largest commodities trading firms and the people that make up T&S have decades of experience to share and learn from, which makes being here a truly one-of-a-kind experience for those early in their career.
The T&S Graduate Programme challenges you professionally, but also gives you the means needed to excel. It empowered me to feel like I was working towards something while helping me see my growth throughout the process.
The Shell Graduate Programme is how I started in the commercial side of the business. It is a pretty awesome experience, with lots of support and special opportunities as a new employee. It was a good way to kickstart my career.
Apply to the Shell Graduate Programme
Whether you join the Technical or Commercial Functions area of the Shell Graduate Programme, you will receive unparalleled formal training that will enhance your career. We’ve designed the programme to give remarkable candidates like you the business knowledge and training you’ll need to become a future leader.
Right from the start, you’ll embark on a comprehensive Onboarding Programme that systematically exposes you to all areas of the organisation. Depending on your chosen path, you’ll participate in a two- to five-year development programme. This will include two or three rotations that combine on-the-job learning with formal training opportunities. You'll be given stimulating, hands-on roles, and have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our company values.
On top of a competitive starting salary and other outstanding benefits, you will have the ability to deepen your knowledge through structured learning and contributing to groundbreaking projects. All the while, you’ll be supported by a direct supervisor to provide guidance and constructive feedback, as well as an excellent mentorship programme.
Find a Graduate Programme in your country location by using the search bar. Complete your application online – note you can save time by connecting your LinkedIn profile. Before applying, make sure you are eligible to work in the country where the programme is based. The application shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes.
You can also use our degree matcher tool to help you find the career path best suited for you, and see how many opportunities are available.
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Shell Graduate Programme: New Application Process
Title: Shell Graduate Programme: Application Process
Duration: 3:15 minutes
Short video explaining how to apply to the Shell Graduate Programme.
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MAKE THE FUTURE
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Hi, I’m Deanna. Welcome to Shell. Today, I’m going to take you through the steps for applying to the Shell Graduate Programme. Just some tips from me before we start.
Deanna appears onscreen. A blue coloured banner appears at her side with the words Welcome to Shell. Banner flies out. Various coloured icons appear around Deanna, a mobile phone with moving arrow leading to yellow text square with words Shell Graduate Programme, moving to three document icons numbered 1, 2, 3.
We’re so much more than an energy company, so do your research and update your CV accordingly.
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Here at Shell we are searching for ways to meet the energy needs of the future, taking on challenges to help the world progress is what we have done since the day we started. You’ll find loads of stuff on the Shell website to help you find a programme suited to you, including the degree matcher which pretty much does what it says. It guides you on a match between your degree discipline with our skill pool of disciplines.
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When you’re ready the next step is the application form which takes about 10 minutes to complete. If you’re on LinkedIn save time by simply pulling across your profile.
Deanna facing camera. Icons appear onscreen representing an application form, an egg timer, a completed form. A large blue 1 appears at Dian’s side. Three forms numbered 1, 2, 3 appear which then appear to drop into an envelope. The envelope is sealed and appears to be emailed.
After you have submitted your online application, you’ll go through to Stage 1 where you are asked to complete four online assessments. You’ll get an email to guide you through this, but in a nutshell, these are games that measure various cognitive abilities and your working style preferences by presenting you with different challenges. You’ll need to accomplish these online assessments within 5 days of receiving them.
Four illustrations of mobile phones displaying four different game-based assessments appear onscreen. Deanna is then seen facing camera. A cell phone icon appears with a SENT message appearing onscreen. The cell phone icon flies offscreen. A mobile phone appears onscreen displaying a game where the candidate has to memorise sequences of numbers and letters. The mobile phone fades and an icon representing a calendar appears in the middle of the screen. Pages labelled 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 are pulled off.
Applicants who are successfully shortlisted will then receive an email inviting them to progress to the On-Demand Video Interview, a self-recorded video submission.
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Our Graduate Recruitment Team will then review your application and let you know if you are through to the next and final step. This is our Live Virtual session. Essentially an online interview with 2 Shell employees and a case study to discuss.
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This is where you have a chance to get to know us and for us to get to know you even better. So, expect this part to take around 2 hours. We’ll tell you more about this closer to the time, so you can prepare.
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If you are successful, first of all, congratulations. We’ll invite you to your nearest Shell office so you can see where you’ll be working, your future manager and other successful graduates. It’s a great opportunity to really get a feel for the place. That’s it from us for now. You have now got the key information you need to get started with your application. Good luck and perhaps the next time we meet it will be as colleagues.
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