Shell’s purpose is to power progress together, by providing more and cleaner energy solutions. We believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population are likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for years to come. At the same time, technology changes and the need to tackle climate change means there is a transition underway to a lower-carbon, multi-source energy system.
As one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell plays a key role in meeting the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the energy industry. Join us in our ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, and sooner if that is possible.
The Shell Graduate Programme: a world of opportunities
Our Graduate Programme is a rigorous development framework of specific competences, business-critical capabilities, and critical experiences that will enable you to become a competitive professional by the end of your 3-year programme.
Right from the start, you will be given a challenging hands-on role, working in a diverse, global environment. You will be supervised and mentored with frequent reviews as part of a structured development programme. You will also 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.
We know that learning is key to developing yourself both personally and professionally. The graduate programme encompasses a learning framework that includes internal and external courses designed to help you gain the skills you need to succeed. During your first months, you will be invited to join Shell Life, a cross-business onboarding programme, providing an opportunity to create a peer network and interact with leaders from various parts of Shell. The 5-day long programme enables new graduates to make the transition from university to the working world, whilst developing an understanding of Shell's business and its role in society.
Based on your interests and skills, we will match you to a suitable and exciting starting position. You will not be required to apply for a specific Shell position. However, during the application process you will be asked for your preferred area of interest; you can also express your areas of interest in your cover letter.
Applicants should apply to only one position based on desired role and background:
The work locations for commercial roles are: The Hague, Rotterdam and Rijswijk.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for ambitious students to help us tackle the energy challenge.
By the time you apply to this Graduate Programme, you must be pursuing or have completed a Master’s degree in The Netherlands.
Above all else, you should enjoy being challenged, so that rather than being daunted or overwhelmed if a task seems impossible, you welcome the opportunity to be innovative. You also need to be good at absorbing information, analyzing problems, making objective decisions and coming up with original ideas. You should have the drive, confidence and resilience to get things done, the flexibility to work well as part of a team and the credibility to influence others.
What do we offer?
A permanent contract which includes the following benefits:
• Commuting allowance to travel by train, bike, or car to the office.
• A total of 37 annual leave days, excluding public holidays.
• A personal budget to pursue educational opportunities, professional development, and life-long-learning.
• Flexible working and the opportunity to take a sabbatical.
At Shell, we believe everyone has a part to play in the global transition to cleaner energy. We’re looking for students and graduates, whose energy and passion for change can help us achieve our goals of providing more and cleaner energy solutions.
We have a range of opportunities, assessed internships and graduate programmes for you to explore. Discover your potential and join us on our journey to develop tomorrow’s energy solutions today.
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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Michiel joined the Shell Graduate Programme and works as a Well Engineer. He started in Assen and soon after that he went to Gabon for a work placement followed by a short-term international assignment (STIA). Michiel studied at Delft and holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and...