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Shell Graduate Programme (also for Young Professionals!)

Job in the Netherlands

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Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

1 to 5 years


Dec 31, 2019 10:59 PM

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At Shell, some of the planet’s brightest minds are working together to tackle the challenge of meeting the world’s growing demand for energy whilst reducing CO2 emissions. For young professionals considering a second step in their career, the Shell Graduate Programme is their chance to play a part in uniquely innovative projects and gain unbeatable experience.

Various locations: Assen, Den Haag, Moerdijk, Pernis, Rijswijk, Rotterdam

The Shell Graduate Programme: a world of opportunities

Join the Shell Graduate Programme and you can look forward to an industry-leading two- to three- year learning programme, offering real responsibility, engaging challenges and continued professional development. Especially as you have some experience already, you‘ll will be able to get the most out of it and in no time you’ll see your career accelerating.

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the energy industry. Start your career at Shell and immerse yourself in innovative projects to find economically, socially and environmentally responsible solutions to the world’s energy needs. You’ll be learning alongside brilliant people from all over the world, with the resources and support to explore new ways of thinking and working – all in all, an unbeatable experience.

  • Leadership development – you’ll have the opportunity to progress globally while developing and diversifying your role to meet your full potential
  • Support – you’ll have a strong support network to help you succeed. Supervisors, mentors and professional experts will help you monitor and track your progress
  • Young Shell - Young Shell exists to support a new generation working for Shell by helping them to expand their personal network, integrate into the company, build knowledge and experience, establish expectations, and transition to the working life. They offer a mixed program of Social and Professional events throughout the year.

  • On top of a competitive starter salary and a permanent contract - you’ll be recognised and rewarded through performance related pay, the extent of which will depend on your role and location.

Different disciplines in the Graduate Programme

Join the Shell Graduate Programme and we’ll match you to a discipline that fits with your skills and ambitions. We have many options available:

  • Within our Commercial Business/Corporate Functions area, you’ll work with some of our sharpest minds to drive our growth and performance. We are especially in search of people with an interest in Finance, Contracting & Procurement, Communications or Supply Chain.
  • In the Technical area you’ll join our world-class technical team, working on some of the most exciting projects in the world. Whether you are an Engineer or Scientist, you can start in disciplines like IT, Mechanical (Static) Engineering, Rotating Equipment Engineering, Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Process Control Technology, R&D or Geoscience.

What you’ll need

  • A university Master's Degree; if you have some initial experience on your CV and considering a 2 nd step in your career we encourage you to explore the Shell Graduate Programme. Your gained work experience provides you a solid ground to kick start your career within Shell.
  • You have the intellectual, analytical, and creative ability to learn quickly; you can identify issues and propose innovative solutions. 
  • You are a high-achiever full of curiosity, self-confidence and organizational skills. 
  • You are a strong communicator who works well within a team, respects others and encourages and supports colleagues.
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93,000 employees

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Ellen joined the Shell Graduate Programme and now works as a Materials and Corrosion Engineer at Pernis. Ellen studied at Delft University of Technology and holds a BSc in Applied Physics and an MSc in Materials Science and Engineering.
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