Lockdown is a challenging time for business, but it’s even tougher for the charity sector. Earlier in the year Mind UK was selected by our UK colleagues as Shell Energy's charity of the year. With lockdown and remote working, we’ve had to rethink our fundraising activities, but we haven’t let that stop us. Last week our People team held a “virtual” fundraising day with activities ranging from races, fancy dress, hair dyeing and a pub quiz, to a culmination in an ice bucket challenge. It’s more important than ever to support the vital work of this national mental health charity. Mind UK campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health problems, and how they can affect our day to day lives. We’re proud that, even in lockdown, we’ve been able to make a contribution towards such a fantastic cause. https://www.mind.org.uk/ #charity #community #MindUK
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week we caught up with a colleague, Tej Heer, to get his thoughts: “When I joined the company in July 2017, I decided to start at the bottom and work my way up. Within my first 6 months I enrolled onto the apprenticeship 'Customer Service Level 2'. The support and encouragement given by my manager enabled me to graduate with a Distinction, which I was delighted with. This allowed me to progress to a Team Manager position, achieved in half the time I had set myself, (9 months). In 2019 I then applied for, and was accepted on to the 'Team Manager and Supervisor Level 3’ apprenticeship. Shell Energy have given me every opportunity to develop myself and enhance my skill-set, and they continue to provide all the support I need. I would strongly recommend these apprenticeships to anyone that is interested.” If you'd like to find out more about our next apprenticeship intake, or our other opportunities, please get in touch at email@example.com.
Our own Shell Energy Data and Insights Lead Business Analyst, Liberty Stacey, was one of 2,000 young leaders and influencers attending the 2019 One Young World summit, recently hosted in London. Over four transformative days, influential leaders and speakers discussed important topics such as poverty, diversity, inclusion, energy transition and climate change. When we caught up with her, Liberty was buzzing with enthusiasm about her experiences: “One of the biggest benefits of attending a youth leadership summit like this is being able to meet and talk to people from across the globe,” Liberty said. “Many of the topics discussed were highly relevant to Shell Energy Retail and our mission to guide customers to a better energy future. That diversity of thought and experience across a large group of ambitious young people means collectively we become a powerful force for social change.” Over the next few weeks, Liberty and colleagues from Shell will begin taking part in working groups to form action plans and share findings from the event with colleagues across the business.
Language and gender: what does it mean to us in the workplace and beyond? If this is a subject that interests you, why not join us at our next Tech meet-up? We’ll be discussing the impact that gendered language has on our behaviour in the workplace. Are there such things as 'male' and 'female' words? How does our use of particular words alienate some? Why do some job adverts never attract CVs from certain demographic groups? Why does language used in a meeting room hold meaning for some and not others? Our meet-ups are usually held at our Coventry office and are free to attend. You can find out more details on this session and upcoming topics and guest speakers via the below link. We hope to see you there! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMLPi
Local initiatives are the driving force behind communities across the country. That’s why we’re encouraging our employees to show their support and volunteer. From Thursday 26 September, Shell Energy Retail colleagues will have the opportunity to take one fully paid day away from work to get involved with programmes in their area. The opportunities include supporting schools with career advice and interview preparation for students, helping out at local food banks, and acting as STEM ambassadors who work with children to encourage a more diverse workforce. We're really pleased to be able to play our part in supporting local communities, and look forward to seeing our colleagues make a real impact.
We recently launched our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Programme in partnership with Shell Group and Engineering UK. We're supporting local schools to encourage young women to explore a career in a STEM subject, helping to create a more diverse workforce and increasing the potential for future ideas. Our colleagues are volunteering to act as ambassadors for the programme, inspiring young people by sharing their experiences, helping them understand why a career in STEM is really worth a try. We're proud to support the local community and tomorrow's engineers. Find out more about Tomorrow's Engineers Energy Quest: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMeXH
Have you ever thought about a career in IT? University not for you? Our first group of apprentices join us on our Software Engineering programme from September. They will study part time for a degree with the Open University, while putting their new found technical skills to practice in the workplace. At the end of the 4 years they will have a BSc Honours Degree, along with vital workplace experience and no University debts to think about. If this opportunity interests you, please get in touch to find out more about our next intake (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you to our employees! We're proud to be named a @Glassdoor Best Place to Work in 2019. #BPTW http://gldr.co/BPTWUK
Fantastic couple of days hosting our Company-wide conference this week at the Ricoh Arena. From games to 'chat-show' style questions for our Exec, the focus was very much on the excitement of our future. It was wonderful to welcome colleagues from our Krakow and Hamburg offices to HQ in Coventry to share in the fun.