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Shell Graduate Scheme

Shell is a well known name for all of us, with around 900 Shell-branded petrol stations dotted throughout the UK. More than this Shell is also a global company sourcing petrochemicals and energy from green sources with 93,000 employees in over 90 countries.

Shell currently produces almost 13% of the UK’s oil and gas and employs about 7,000 people directly in the UK. Head Office for the ‘Downstream’ business which incorporates the refineries and petrol stations is called the Shell Centre and is based on the south bank of the river Thames in London.

In order to keep ahead of the competition and to be able to deal with the challenges both now and in the future, Shell employs a large community of scientists at their Shell Technology Centre Thornton, based in Chester.

Shell offer a variety of graduate programmes within Technical and Commercial fields which varies from year to year depending on their business plans. If you’re a graduate and interested in a career with this company then you can research the company, find out more about the roles and search the current vacancies at the Shell career website

How do I apply?

There are three alternative routes to start working at Shell – any of which can lead to an offer of a permanent position in the company. In any of the following routes you should start by completing the online application questionnaire and attaching your current CV. You will then be asked to select the opportunity you wish to apply for.

Following review by the HR department you may be asked to attend an interview which is your opportunity to demonstrate your passion for the role and find out more about the company.

If you are considered a suitable candidate within 3 weeks you will be invited to attend the Shell Recruitment Day.

Shell will endeavour to let you know the outcome of your Recruitment Day as soon as decisions have been made.

Application Process A: Shell Recruitment Day

You can attend one of the many Shell Recruitment Days held nationwide during which you will be asked to complete a variety of group and individual tasks to find out how you deal with different challenges.

Application Process B: Gourami Business Challenge

Gourami is a pretend country which Shell uses as the setting for their interactive business challenge. This is a week-long residential event open to final year graduates where, as part of a team you will be asked to produce a 5-year plan to gain a better understanding of the global activities.

Application Process C: Internship

If you are currently studying for a degree you could be eligible to take part in a Shell Internship where you will spend up to a year within the company gaining invaluable work experience, taking part in interesting, live projects. You will benefit from regular and structured performance reviews from your mentor.

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