Shell EmployAbility Graduate Programme in Engineering/Science 2015


Start Date



  • Asset Maintenance Engineering
  • Discipline Engineering
  • Geology / Geophysics (PhD roles only)
  • Technical Data Management
  • Logistics


 Aberdeen, Scotland, UK


 Finalists and graduates of Engineering/Science degrees.


 3 years


 A minimum starting salary of £32,500 and comprehensive benefits package


 Midnight, Sunday, 1st March 2015

EmployAbility is delighted to be working with Shell to offer disabled students and graduates the opportunity to apply for the Shell EmployAbility Graduate programme.

Why Shell?

Do you have the passion, the creativity and the drive to bring to life the innovations and projects that will become the future of energy?  As one of the most innovative companies in the world, they are looking for remarkable graduates to join them on this exciting journey of discovery, pushing boundaries and exploring frontiers as they go. On the Shell Graduate Programme you’ll collaborate with some of the best minds in your field as you pioneer new ideas to help us meet future energy demands in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.

The Graduate Programme in Engineering/Science:

You will join a structured 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 in cutting-edge projects gives pioneering graduates an exciting challenge, and enables you to quickly 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 colleagues from across the business at all levels.     

Shell recruit to a range of Technical roles with the Graduate Programme, depending on your interests and the needs of the business:

  • Asset Maintenance Engineering
  • Discipline Engineering
  • Geology / Geophysics (PhD roles only)
  • Technical Data Management
  • Logistics

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

Opportunities are also available in Commercial, HR, IT and Finance as well as engineering and commercial internships.

How to apply

Please click on the 'apply now' button at the bottom of this page.

You will need to upload your CV when you complete the application form, your CV forms an important part of your application and will be reviewed when we consider your suitability for Shell. Please refer to these CV writing tips, provided by Shell, when preparing your CV.

If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the Internship programme, please contact Rebecca Williams on +44 (0)7766 363 666 or email

The application process for the 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.     
  • Technical expertise is only assessed in PhD applicants at Final Assessment.

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

This programme is now closed for applications.


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