Working on Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site as a Process Control Technologist, Shiau Yinn first came to Shell on an Assessed Internship while studying Chemical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. But she says it was growing up in oil-rich Brunei that gave her the initial impetus to target a career in the energy industry.
You could say I grew up with Shell. I lived literally across the road from the refinery. Ever since I was a child it’s been seen as a very respectable and prestigious organisation to join. So, when I came to Singapore to study, it was with the idea that if I ever returned to Brunei I’d continue a long career with Shell.
The working world
I enrolled on the Shell Graduate Programme in 2011, a year after finishing my six-month internship in the same technology department I’m in today. As a graduate hire, I knew I’d be getting all the support and guidance I’d need to develop in a challenging industry.
As a young student you often imagine the working world to be very cut throat, so I was surprised with how I found life at Shell. Our department is a close unit filled with diversity and a strong team spirit. The team has established a comfortable working environment and I feel right at home where I am.