Why Shell

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Energy Transition Challenge: Searching for New Energies

Energy fuels both the global economy and our everyday lives, and with a global improvement of living standards and population growth, we are seeing the continued rise in demand for energy. The big challenge is how to provide much more energy while at the same time significantly reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This is what we call the energy challenge.

Working towards a low carbon future

We recognise the significance of climate change, along with the role energy plays in helping people achieve and maintain a good quality of life. A key role for society – and for Shell – is to find ways to provide much more energy with less carbon dioxide. This global energy transition therefore requires a huge undertaking – producing and consuming energy in a different way. We need to design our economies, communities and lives to thrive on these energy systems.

Explore one of the most innovative companies in the world

There has never been a more exciting time to work in the energy industry. With a career at Shell, you’ll have a part to play in uniquely innovative projects which will provide unbeatable experience. We have a track record of world firsts, from Shell Pearl GTL, the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant, to Prelude, the world’s largest floating liquified natural gas facility. These aren’t just engineering achievements. They are a product of a business that genuinely prizes progress, where you will be constantly encouraged to explore new ways of thinking and working.

A World Class Company needs World Class Talent

We’re also one of the world’s best-known brands. With around 93,000 employees (2,000 in Australia) in more than 70 countries, we operate on a scale few can rival. You’ll have the opportunity to work with brilliant people from all around the world, sharing expertise and points of view that will enrich your experience. The scale of our challenge is exciting too. Global demand for energy is rapidly rising, and outpacing supply. We offer a Graduate Programme that will develop both your professional expertise and your leadership potential. Where you will work and learn as an integral part of a talented global team and be inspired by where your career could take you.

About the Internship

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Developing Future Leaders

We’ve designed the Shell Assessed Internship to give remarkable students and graduates like you a real role in our business, whether you join in our Technical, Commercial Business, and or Corporate Functions area. We will provide you with the support that you need to succeed whilst completing your Internship.

Real Projects to work on

  • The Internship will focus on completing a major project with clear deliverables and outcomes
  • Businesses identify projects that have real business need where you will need to make an impact

Supporting you along the way

  • A mentor and a supervisor will be assigned to you to provide you with regular and structured feedback
  • The on-boarding process will allow you to familiarise yourself with the company businesses

Why we call it an Assessed Internship

  • During an Assessed Internship, you will have a formal mid-term and end of program review with your mentor and supervisor.
  • Following the successful completion of the assessments, you could be offered an Employment opportunity in a full time role.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Opportunity for you to join “Ignite” our Graduate network and other Employee networks at Shell that celebrate diversity and inclusion.
  • Be part of a diverse and connected global network with opportunities to stay connected after your Internship

What we look for

Throughout the application and assessment process, you will be assessed using the following criteria:

CAR Criteria: Capacity, Achievement, Relationships

  • How well you absorb information, analyse problems, make fact-based decisions and propose innovative solutions.
  • How well you get things done, for example your drive, resilience, self-confidence, and organisational skills.
  • How well you work in teams, communicate and respect others

Entry Requirements.

  • To apply for the Shell Assessed Internships, you must be in your penultimate year of study at a recognised University.
  • Australia Permanent Residency or Citizenship.
  • Studying a degree that is relevant to the roles we are offering – check the degree matcher and list of available roles.
  • Be available to work fulltime during the internship period.
  • Be open to working on remote sites in Chinchilla and Gladstone for 3 Months.

Online Application

Find a Graduate Programme in your country location by using the search bar. Complete your application online – note you can save time by connecting your LinkedIn profile. Before applying, make sure you are eligible to work in the country where the programme is based. The application shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes.

You can also use our degree matcher tool to help you find the career path best suited for you, and see how many opportunities are available.

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