Shell Graduate Programme - Reservoir Engineering

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.

“I got a real sense that I was ready to add true value to projects that have a significant bearing on Shell’s global operations.”- Floris, Completion and Wells Intervention Engineer, 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 Reservoir Engineering

As a Reservoir Engineer for Shell you’ll get the opportunity to work with industry-leading technologies on some of the world’s most pioneering oil and gas projects. As part of a highly skilled team of experts you will stimulate Shell’s technological innovation and work towards a sustainable global energy future. Developing a detailed understanding of the distribution of oil, gas and water across our sites, you’ll make significant contributions to Shell’s Upstream operations while mapping out a rewarding career path through one of the world’s most forward-thinking energy companies.

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 competitive starting salary and opportunity for rapid progression

How to apply

Reservoir Engineering suits graduates of:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Physics
  • Basin Modelling
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering/Power Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics
  • Process 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 and our on demand interview. Successful candidates will be invited to final stage of the selection process in a virtual assessment. This stage includes a live virtual case study session with two Shell employees who will host the discussion. You will be assigned a topic relating to an aspect of your case, and then asked to prepare a presentation.

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.

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