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Discover what makes working at Shell unique, learn more about our values-led culture, meet some of our people working in the organisation and get valuable tips to guide your application.


Why Shell

  • Be at the forefront

    You’ll have the opportunity to help tackle the energy challenge, working at the forefront of new technology, trends and practices to both accelerate tomorrow’s transitions and address today’s energy needs.

  • Shared purpose and passion

    You’ll have the opportunity to power positive change for the world around us, working alongside colleagues who share a sense of purpose and a commitment to progress.

  • Global talent, diverse businesses

    Work with professionals and leaders, each bringing their unique expertise as a vital part of a highly diverse international team. Depending on your location and role, you may get the chance to participate in overseas learning programmes, as well as short and long-term international assignments.

  • Personal growth

    Personal development is the priority of the organisation. Our development programmes are recognised as industry leading. Shell's 'learner mindset' environment helps unlock the potential in each of us, creating a supportive, high-performance environment based on openness, curiosity and growth, where you can learn from experiences and build the skills that let you grow today and lead in future. We do this by investing heavily in our employees’ capabilities through on-the-job learning, coaching and mentoring, knowledge management, and formal training. Training is delivered in-house, online, or in partnership.

  • Global-scale participation

    You’ll have the opportunity to actively participate in external engagements as participants, sponsors, and keynote speakers, helping us to share our expertise, gain learnings and refresh our perspective.

  • Learn today, lead tomorrow

    Learning curriculum

    Our learning curriculum contains a wide range of resources and content: from face-to-face commercial and technical learning programmes to online courses, webcasts, e-books and guides.



  • Core values

    We live our core values of honesty, integrity and respect, so you can work in an environment that encourages you to be the best version of yourself and respects the individual journeys each of us will take. Our values and how we care for people are an important part of life at Shell.

  • Community groups

    At Shell, we aim to become one of the most diverse and inclusive organisations in the world, a place where everyone feels valued, respected and a strong sense of belonging. We’re proud of our employee networks which include 126 ERGs across more than 30 countries and regions. Our ERGs cover a variety of groups, including: Gender, Race and ethnicity, LBGT+ and Disability Inclusion and enABLEment, experience levels (e.g new graduates and experienced hires), parents, military service and many more.

  • On-boarding buddy

    Each new joiner is assigned an ‘On-boarding buddy’ or ‘Graduate buddy’ who will help familiarise you with the way that we work at Shell.

  • Supportive network

    Our supportive network will help you settle in, build friendships and offer you an exciting opportunity to lead or coordinate business or community activities.

  • Approachable leaders

    Our culture is informal, with a flat hierarchy. Doors to senior management are open for everyone to discuss their views and ask questions, because we believe that accessible colleagues accelerate learning.

  • Teamwork

    We have a recognised culture of achieving goals through teamwork. It’s a global success, which comes from our unique combination of physical, remote and virtual teams delivering exciting projects, and championing cross-cultural differences.



  • Strong rewards and benefits packages

    Shell offers compensation and benefits packages considered to be among the best in the world. Check the Shell website in your country for specific rewards and benefits packages we offer. Many locations offer subsidised services such as sports facilities, medical/dental care and car parking. In many countries, you’ll have the chance to participate in a Shell Share programme, enabling you to purchase shares of company stock at a lower price.

  • Work-life balance

    We have flexible working arrangements and paid time off that help you achieve a fulfilling work-life balance. For example, we offer global minimum maternity, paternity, and non-birthing parental leave. Just one of the many flexible working policies we have in place to ensure you have more time to do the things you love.

  • Paid maternity leave

    Shell offers a global minimum standard of 16 weeks paid maternity leave, enabling new mothers to put their families first and spend more time with their newborns.

    Paid maternity leave

  • Paid parental leave

    Shell offers a minimum of 8 weeks paid leave to all non-birthing parents, including new dads and parents welcoming a child via surrogacy or adoption.

    Paid parental leave

  • Rewarding your performance

    On top of a competitive starter salary, you’ll be recognised and rewarded through performance-related pay. The extent of the pay will depend on your merit, role, location and Shell’s business performance.

Global Minimum Standard for paid Maternity Leave

Shell offers a global minimum standard of 16 weeks paid maternity leave, enabling new mothers to put their families first and spend more time with their newborns.

Global Minimum Standard For Paid Parental Leave

Shell offers a global minimum of 8 weeks paid parental leave.

Awards and Recognition

Shell has earned awards worldwide for our commitment to excellence as an employer.

Candidate Resource Centre

Browse through our Resource Centre for hints and tips that can help you when applying for a job, and learn more about life at Shell.


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