Careers in Shell Trading are some of the most exhilarating in the business

The innovative thinkers – the ones with a gut feeling for what’s going on in their market – make up our fast-paced and dynamic Trading team. 

Our Traders support the entire Shell business and operate in the natural gas, crude oil, oil products, chemical feedstocks, biofuels, electrical power, and freight markets. The Trading team also manages one of the world’s largest fleets of LNG carriers and oil tankers and provides maritime expertise to both Shell companies and external customers.

Who we look for

A cool head under pressure and an ability to work on your own initiative are essential, as well as strong numeracy skills and intuitive commercial acumen. We are looking for candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds who want to see their work help make a real difference in the industry.

You also have a duty to guard Shell’s reputation and adhere to our strict compliance culture. As such, new recruits to Shell Trading will receive comprehensive training in key areas of the Shell Code of Conduct, including the Shell General Business Principles and the Shell Trading Compliance Manual.

Shell Traders are obligated to conduct themselves in a professional manner with honesty, integrity and with a respect for others, in compliance with not just the letter, but also the spirit and intent of all applicable laws and regulations. In return, Shell Trading provides a stable support network as well as unparalleled opportunities for training and long-term career development.

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