“Mentoring is so much more than just passing on advice and skills to a graduate,” Simon Hoy noted.
“It’s a working relationship that’s different to almost all others in my day-to-day job as Site Maintenance Manager at Shell’s Pearl Pearl Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) facility.”
For Symon, the mentor/mentee relationship gives so much back to the business. “Most importantly it benefits both graduate and mentor professionally and personally. After all, the driving force of any good business is good people. This is about developing and keeping those good people.”
Symon says he looks forward to mentoring meetings and discussions with Lolwa.
“I can relate to this time in her career. Although I’ve been with Shell for 33 years I understand how overwhelming a new job can be, especially as a graduate in engineering. It’s a profession that can be applied in so many ways across the oil and gas sector. There’s lots of opportunity there. However, at the outset there are also lots of career choices and lots of decisions to grapple with.