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The Shell Graduate Programme
In the Corporate Functions area of the Shell Graduate Programme, you'll take part in a three-year development programme that includes two job rotations. From day one, you will sit in an actual job as part of a team that delivers the specialist advice that enables Shell to operate as a highly competitive global business. As an HR Graduate, you'll have the opportunity to be part of real projects that shape our Shell people strategies, while developing your skillset in order to become one of our game changers.
A career in Human Resources at Shell will satisfy the most curious minds. For example, you could be involved in activities such as providing organisational support and managing change, or defining and delivering team development programmes. You could lead projects in staff planning, compensation and benchmarking; design and implement performance management systems; or promote diversity and inclusiveness. With opportunities in both generalist and specialist roles, our Human Resources jobs offer you the chance to experience different business areas, try different types of HR roles and begin a career that offers responsibility no matter where in the company you operate.
Working at Shell, Learning, development and support
Title: Shell Graduate Programme Who knows where the journey might take you
Duration: 1:55 minutes
Description: Graduates talk about their experiences and benefits of being on the Graduate programme
Shell Graduate Programme Who knows where the journey might take you Film Transcript
Working at Shell
Learning, development and support
“Everyone is listened to from the CEO down to the graduate.”
“You are encouraged to go out there, see what you would like to learn and why.”
“It’s just a continuous journey of learning.”
“What I really like about Shell is that they give a lot of opportunities for new hires to develop yourself.”
“They very much structure your learning to you and your job and what your qualities are.”
“When you start as a graduate you will be part of a global graduate scheme, which is a very structured programme and one of the best in the industry.”
“Although it’s structured there is a flexibility, so you can choose and pick a bit what courses you want to do.”
“You can also get the opportunity to go on external courses, go courses organised by external universities, professional bodies.”
“But also there’s soft skills training, so things like communication and leadership, which I think complement, even for people who are technical such as engineers, really complement your development as a professional.”
“I have a feedback session with my line manager every week and I’m showing him what my progress is.”
“They want to let you discover what’s right for you in your role. They’re not going to say, you’re going to do this role, they give you the opportunity to look at different roles and see where you fit in.”
“And you discuss this with your line manager who can secure the support and the resource for you.”
“I know for myself working abroad on two of my three placements so far, it can get a little bit homesick being away, and the people and my colleagues have definitely helped me through that.”
“Day in, day out you’re working with really intelligent, really motivated people that also really want you to learn and develop as a person.”
“They’re also more than willing to invest time in you, to invest time in your development, in your knowledge learning to help you really be the best that you can be.”
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Roles and responsibilities
Job rotations let you experience the breadth of roles Human Resources offers and enables you to make an informed decision on where to take your career. Roles might include:
- Graduate University Relations Recruiter
- HR Account Manager
- Policy Advisor
- Recruitment Specialist
- Remuneration and Benefits Specialist
- Talent Advisor
- Organisational Design & Change Consultant
- HR Strategy Advisor
- Learning Advisor
You could have the chance to get involved in areas such as:
- Attraction and Recruitment
- People and Team Development
- Organisational Support and Change Management
- Employee relations and engagement
Problem solvers will love the variety of challenging responsibilities, such as:
- Business partnering and working with senior management
- Managing employee relations
- Building a culture of performance
- Implementing HR policies effectively
- Managing talent through succession planning
- Embedding strong Diversity & Inclusion practices
Training and development opportunities
On the Shell Graduate Programme you will receive formal training in subjects such as Business Partnering and Organisational Effectiveness, and a comprehensive overview of Human Resources’ critical processes. It’s a supportive working environment where resources including coaching, formal training and mentoring are available for driven graduates who want to forge a career in Human Resources with Shell.
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