Shell Graduate Programme

Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year




  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America



The Shell Graduate Programme provides an industry-leading development framework for graduates, tailored to your career orientation.


Experiences to challenge you each day…opportunities to develop your strengths and acquire specialist skills…our Graduate Programme is designed to help you become a well-rounded professional with great prospects and a positive future.

At its heart is an individual, tailor-made development plan, which supports your growth and progression in a way that suits you best.

A series of hands-on roles and assignments helps build your strengths and skills, along with continuous learning through training courses, e-learning modules and workshops.

If you’re accepted onto the programme you’ll discover your strengths through challenging jobs and continuous learning opportunities. You’ll be part of a team of trusted and supportive colleagues who will enable you to achieve your goals in an organisation that values relationships.  

Each area has its own tailored development framework based on a standardised global Shell structure. This framework includes:

  • Competences;
  • Job tasks and performance;
  • Strong supervisory support and coaching;
  • Learning curriculum (training, e-learning modules, face-to-face workshops).

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Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate

There will be specific skill requirements for your chosen job area. But whatever your role, there are certain qualities you’ll need if you’re going to succeed at Shell.

Above all else, you should enjoy being challenged, so that rather than being overwhelmed if a task seems impossible, you welcome the opportunity to be innovative.  You also need to be good at absorbing information, analysing 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 in a team and the credibility to influence others.

In return we’ll give you training, support and guidance to develop your potential. We’ll team you up with some of Shell’s most accomplished problem-solvers so you’ll be working alongside dynamic innovators, helping to deliver better energy solutions.

The Shell ‘C.A.R.’ criteria

You’ll be assessed across all three ‘C.A.R.’ criteria listed below.

We’re looking for people with the intellectual, analytical and creative ability to learn quickly, identify issues and propose solutions. Can you reach informed conclusions through broad thinking? Can you work with incomplete or conflicting data and take well-calculated risks? Have you ever identified new ways of doing things based on an analysis of current conditions, data and feedback?

Are you good at working by yourself or within a team. Do you enjoy taking on new and unfamiliar tasks? We hope that the graduates we recruit will be future Shell leaders, so we’ll ask you about achievements in any areas of your life as well as your academic qualifications. What did you achieve? Who were your peer groups? How were you assessed?

Being able to work effectively as part of a diverse team and form mutually beneficial, long-term working relationships will be essential. Can you recall situations where you’ve had to influence people by adapting your communication style?  What positions of responsibility have you held over the last four years? What exposure have you had to different environments and cultures?

In addition, please note that some countries/regions may have additional local requirements


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants

Main benefits of Shell’s Graduate Programme

  • Competence-based programme that will develop you into an independent Shell professional.
  • Skill building through hands-on roles, job tasks and world-class training and development in a truly diverse environment.
  • Challenging and substantial responsibilities from your first entry into the business, where your performance contributes to company success.
  • Strong support network to help you succeed. Supervisors, coaches, mentors and professional experts help you monitor and track your progress.
  • Helps you build on your strengths and offers opportunities to achieve your potential.
  • Strong platform for building a successful career in Shell.
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