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Shell Overview

The Hague (Netherlands)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (RDSA)
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
$10+ billion (USD) per year
We are a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 94,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the ... Read more

Mission: The objectives of the Shell group are to engage efficiently, responsibly and profitably in oil, oil products, gas, chemicals and other selected businesses and to participate in the search for and development of other sources of energy to meet evolving customer needs and the ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#37), 2016 (#15)

Shell – Why Work For Us?

Make the future

We believe that in the power of people's ingenuity lie the answers to tomorrow's energy challenges, and that together we can make the future today. By joining Shell, you are joining a team of people who are passionate about working together to help deliver more and cleaner energy for the future.

Energy is vital to our daily lives. By mid-century, our planet could be home to more than 9 billion people - up from 7 billion today - with three out of four of us living in cities. If we are going to meet rising demand, we will need energy from all sources. With a truly exceptional effort from everyone involved, we believe as much as 25% of the world’s energy could come from renewable sources like the wind and sun by 2050. But non-renewable forms of energy will have to make up the rest. Energy is everyone’s business.

In addition to our teams of scientists and engineers we are backed up by professionals in IT, Finance, Trading, Legal, HR, Sales, Marketing and many more. Regardless of your role with us, you will be a key enabler to the energy transition and have the opportunity to discover your true potential and make a real impact.

Read more about our careers.

More about the Energy Transition

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Driving the future: Enter Project M, Shell’s concept city car.

Students and Graduates

In search of innovators

We’re in search of remarkable graduates to help us pioneer new ways to meet the world’s energy demand. We’re working at the very forefront of the energy industry, taking on the challenge of building a better energy future.

Shell Graduate Programme 

The Shell Graduate Programme gives candidates the outstanding experience and training they need to become the future leaders of our business.

On the Shell Graduate Programme, you’ll find yourself a key part of our diverse global team, working on real projects from the start. Throughout, you’ll experience a valuable combination of structured training, informal learning on the job and help from inspiring mentors.

Whether you’re excited to get involved in our engineering challenges, or to join our world-class business teams, the Shell Graduate Programme will help you build a solid foundation for a fulfilling career. 

Meet our graduates

Shell Assessed Internships

An Assessed Internship is one way to get to know Shell from the inside and immerse yourself in our industry. It is not an informal placement, it gives you full, day-to-day involvement in actual projects that are selected to match your interests and abilities.

Discover how you can apply for an Assessed Internship at Shell.

Shell Graduate Programme: Why Shell?

Experienced professionals

Looking for a challenge?

At Shell, we prize innovation in every aspect of our business. We are continuously in search of experienced professionals from a wide range of disciplines who want to get more out of their career.

You’ll join a diverse global team working on some of the most innovative and exciting energy projects in the world. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to grow your professional skills, acquire valuable new experience or develop as a leader, we can offer outstanding opportunities with one of the world’s best-recognised brands.

Challenge and develop yourself 

We have a track record of world-firsts, from Pearl GTL, the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant, to Prelude FLNG, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas platform. 

These aren’t just engineering achievements. They are a product of a business that genuinely prizes progress, where you will be constantly encouraged to explore new ways of thinking and working. This same spirit underpins our commitment to your continuous training and development, with excellent learning opportunities available to you at every stage of your career.

We’re a business that values and rewards people with the curiosity and drive to continuously seek out new ways of working. If that sounds like you, then you’ll find you fit right in.

Explore careers in different job areas at Shell.

Read about our inspiring people working on projects around the world.

Innovation in energy

Shaping the energy future through innovation 

Human ingenuity and new technology hold the key to unlocking the energy that consumers need to power their lives in the years ahead. At the same time they help us to limit our impact on the environment and find effective ways to engage with communities near our operations. We invite innovators to tackle the problems of energy production and help turn their best ideas into reality.

As we develop new ways to meet the world’s growing demand for energy, we’re searching for remarkable people to join us.

Watch how we are combining human ingenuity and technological innovation to help meet rising energy demands.

 What if your idea could change the world?

Shell Ideas360 is a global ideas competition for students to develop ideas that tackle the pressures on the world’s Food, Water and Energy resources. Do you have an idea that could change the world?

 Register and join the online community to connect with students from around the world, create a team and start developing your idea for Shell Ideas360.

Diversity and Inclusion

We believe in creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive. Today's talent is more diverse than ever before. An inclusive work environment is key to innovating, developing and retaining talent. 

Bringing Cultures Together: We continue to attract and inspire talented people from around the world. Our 60 active employee networks in around 22 countries bring together some of the 155 nationalities working with us in more than 70 countries.

People with Disabilities: We are committed to creating an environment that enables all employees to achieve their best, regardless of circumstance. This belief underpins how we work with employees with disabilities, ensuring they’re given a platform from which to reach their full potential and become the boundary-pushing innovators of the future.

Be Yourself: Promoting an inclusive work environment through disability disclosure

Women’s Perspective: We’re committed to inspiring change in the workplace, and to creating opportunities for development and learning that are open to all our staff the world over. We are delighted to be selected as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for women year on year, and are making continual progress in ways we can attract, support and develop women.

Perspectives from a female leader.

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Shell Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Shell.


    I got as far as the Final Assessment and I had a very positive experience. It was a more 'personal' process than with most other companies and the recruiter who I spoke to on the phone multiple times was friendly and very helpful. The final assessment stage was all done virtually (instead of physically attending an assessment centre) which lasted 2 hours. It was challenging but interesting! The first part consisted of a presentation and the second part was an interview with a chance to ask questions at the end. I received feedback within less than 24 hours! The feedback was very positive and useful. I do feel like Shell are looking for a complete package, however, rather than someone with potential. Feedback suggested that I showed evidence for 2 out of 3 of their values (community and environment) but not so much on profit-making. It's a shame because I am quick to learn and adaptable so feel like I could easily tick the box for their first value if they'd given me a chance!

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Shell Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Large Companies, Glassdoor, 2017
  • The Guardian UK 300: the most popular graduate employers for 2016/17, The Guardian, 2017
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2017
  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2017
  • Top 100 Military Employer - Gold Award, Military Friendly Employers, 2017
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