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 recent grads or students about to graduate, the Shell Graduate Programme is your 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.

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 the 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. Areas include Finance, Contracting & Procurement, HR, Communications, Supply Chain and Marketing/Sales in Downstream Commercial.
  • 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 Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Process Control Technology, Production Operations, R&D or Geoscience.

What you’ll need

  • A university Master's Degree; you’re either a recent graduate or already have some initial experience on your CV.
  • 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.

Helping you prepare

We want you to be at your best when completing the assessments, so here are some top tips and some additional background information to help you. Ace your application prep by reviewing our application tips.

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited by the chance to push boundaries and explore frontiers, click here to start your application. You can tell us in your initial application if you have a preferred area of interest. Alternatively, you can make (or change) your choice later; as part of the assessment process, you’ll have the chance to connect with us and find out much more about each of the opportunities on offer.

Do not wait for the deadline!

Our 2020 Graduate opportunities are open to applicants until 31st December 2020, however we strongly recommend not to wait until the end of the year to apply! We process applications throughout the year to fill our positions and hence advise students and graduates to submit their applications early.