Shell Graduate Programme: Why should I join Shell?

Shell Graduate Programme: Why should I join Shell?

October 22, 2019 16 By Stanley Isaacs


I work with great people. Working on
multi-million pound projects. A challenging,
a volatile, exciting industry. You’re part of something that’s
important, moving, evolving. You’re taking to governments
about their energy needs and how they’ll provide energy
for citizens. We create a fuel that’s
burning cleaner, has fewer emissions and that’s key to making
a society with fewer CO2 emissions. You’ve got fantastic exposure
to some of the real critical issues going on in the energy industry
right now. We all know the challenges facing
not just oil and gas companies but energy companies in general. I wanted to be part
of working out that solution. Right now I’m working on a project
which is to do with carbon capture, which is a big deal,
because as an energy company, I feel we should be contributing
and we should be looking into ways of making the ways we produce energy
nowadays even more sustainable. My projects are interesting, my colleagues are
so friendly and supportive and I see myself developing
every day. I get the opportunity
to come up with ideas. Sometimes they get executed,
sometimes they don’t. People value me for that. Delivering your goals in Shell
requires a multi-discipline approach and also a commercial mindset, so I’m regularly working
in teams of various sizes, and thinking beyond the technical
is a must. You get the opportunity
to move around, see different parts of the business,
apply your knowledge in those areas. And if you look
at some of our senior managers, and look at their careers in Shell,
they’ve tried these things out, and I don’t think a lot of companies
let you do that. When I started, I knew nothing
about reservoir engineering, which is what I do now. Yet within a year,
I was working on key projects. If you don’t want to be
inside Engineering all your life, you can go to Commercial, or you
can do a Finance or Marketing role. You can go everywhere you want. Only it’s up to you
to take those opportunities and to determine
what you value the most.