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Graduate Programme: HSSE (Health Safety & Security Environment) and Social Performance

Why Shell?

Growing energy needs are the world’s biggest challenge.  To solve this in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible we need remarkable problem solvers, keen to make their impact.  Engineers and scientists able to collaborate, push boundaries, think creatively and commercially.  

“People are passionate about what they do.  I also like Shell’s dynamic work environment.  You work together as a team with people from all different disciplines to resolve any challenge.” 
– Maria, Shell Technical Graduate Programme.

Do you have a passion to bring to life projects that will impact on the future of energy?  As one of the most innovative companies in the world, we offer the chance to join our technical teams taking this journey of discovery, pushing boundaries and exploring frontiers as we go. 

Our Programme in HSSE

The driving force behind Shell’s commitment to improving its sustainability and environmental awareness, HSSE and Social Performance shapes all business decisions and technical operations. 

Implementing Shell’s rigorous health, safety, security, environment and social performance standards demands an acute attention to detail, a strong approach to teamwork and a passion for innovation. Working in HSSE and Social Performance is a unique opportunity for innovative graduates to join a dedicated team of professionals striving for a more responsible global energy future.

You will join a structured two to three-year learning programme that will ensure you have the skills and experience needed to enable you to become a future company thought-leader and an essential part of Shell’s delivery of global operational excellence.

First-hand involvement on cutting-edge projects places pioneering graduates like you in challenging positions so you can make your mark within your team and the organisation as a whole. Throughout your journey on the Programme some of the best operating teams and engineers in the business will dedicate themselves to helping you develop your skills and propel your career.

You can expect to receive world-class coaching, invaluable mentoring, formal structured training and regular in-depth progress checks to ensure you’re on track to reaching your potential. Staff networks (including Energie – a UK network for recent graduates) give you access to a wide range of social events and colleagues from across the business at all levels.      

Rewards and benefits include:

  • The opportunity to work on global projects with external partners
  • A structured development programme, highly valued across the industry
  • Working for a globally recognized brand tackling globally significant challenges
  • Excellent flexibility and work-life balance
  •  A minimum starting salary of £32,500 and opportunity for rapid progression 

HSSE suits graduates of:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Process Engineering
  • Process Safety/Environmental Engineering

The application process for our graduate programmes is rigorous, but is designed to enable the most talented graduates to stand out.  After submitting an online application, you will be invited to complete our online assessments. Successful candidates are invited to a telephone interview.  The final assessment  takes the form of a Shell Recruitment Day* at which around six candidates participate in both individual and group exercises.  

Through this process we will be assessing candidates’:  

  • Capacity – the intellectual ability to analyse and apply unfamiliar information to complex situations.
  • Achievement – the ability to identify and manage resources in order to deliver results.
  • Relationship-building – the ability to work within, and lead, diverse teams      
  • And, for Technical candidates, Technical expertise.

*An Assessed Internship is an alternative final assessment option for penultimate year students. 

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