Shell EmployAbility Graduate Programme in HR 2015


Start Date



  • Graduate Recruiter, University Relations
  • HR Advisor/Analyst
  • Policy Advisor
  • Recruitment Specialist
  • Remuneration and Benefits Specialist
  • Talent Advisor


 London or Scotland


 Finalists and graduates of any degree discipline.


 3 years


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


 Midnight Wednesday, 25 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 innovations and projects to life? With more than 90,000 employees across 70 counties it’s vital that Shell's people are at the heart of their business. This scale means that they deliver solutions for some of the most complex HR challenges.  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 world-leading professionals in HR. You’ll need curiosity and conviction to turn your ideas into reality. We’ll supply the creative environment so your ideas will flourish and your career will take-off.

The Graduate Programme in HR:

Shell will provide you with a three-year structured programme. You’ll receive a comprehensive overview of the HR department’s critical processes, as well as formal training in subjects such as Business Partnering and Organisational Effectiveness.

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.     

During your three-year training programme you’ll undertake two 18-month job rotations, benefiting from opportunities to work on real projects that influence the way Shell’s HR team delivers professional excellence worldwide.  Your rotation roles might include:

  • Graduate Recruiter, University Relations
  • HR Advisor/Analyst
  • Policy Advisor
  • Recruitment Specialist
  • Remuneration and Benefits Specialist
  • Talent Advisor

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
  • Supported CIPD qualification

Opportunities are also available in Engineering, Commercial, 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     
  • And, for Technical candidates, Technical expertise.

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

This programme is now closed for applications.


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