Shell Graduate Programme: Who knows where the journey might take you?

Shell Graduate Programme: Who knows where the journey might take you?

October 10, 2019 9 By Stanley Isaacs


Everyone is listened to,
from the CEO to the graduate. You are encouraged to go and see
what you’d like to learn and why. It’s just a continuous journey
of learning. What I like about Shell is that
they give a lot of opportunities for new hires to develop themselves. They very much structure
your learning to you and your job and what your qualities are. When you start as a graduate, you will be part
of a global graduate scheme, which is a very structured programme and one of the best in the industry. Although it’s structured,
there is flexibility, so you can choose and pick a bit,
what courses you want to do. You can also get the opportunity
to go on external courses and go on courses organised by external universities,
professional bodies, There’s soft-skills training, in things like communication
and leadership, which, even for people
who are technical, such as engineers, really complement your development
as a professional. I have a feedback session
with my line manager every week and I show him what my progress is. They want to let you discover
what’s right for you in your role. They’re not going to say,
“You’re going to do this role.” They give you the opportunity to look
at roles and see where you fit in. And you discuss this
with your line manager who can secure the support
and resources for you. I know for myself working abroad
on two of my three placements so far, you can get a bit homesick
being away, and the people and my colleagues
have helped me through that. Day in and day out, you’re working with really
intelligent, really motivated people that also really want you to learn
and develop as a person. They’re also more than willing
to invest time in you, to invest time in your development
in your knowledge learning to help you really be the best
that you can be�