The Return to Work programme starts on 17th September 2018 and lasts for six months until 15th March 2019. You’ll be part of a cohort of fellow returners, in one of the following business areas:
- Finance - (Shell Centre, Waterloo)
- IT - (The Strand, London)
- Geology - (Canary Wharf)
- Geophysics - (Aberdeen)
- Reservoir Engineering - (Aberdeen)
You’ll be engaged as a contractor (through a preferred agency) for the duration of the six month programme but wherever you join us, you’ll be working on live projects that and have a real impact on our bottom line.
Your manager will be a valuable source of support from start to finish. Before the project, you’ll meet up to discuss your goals, your preferred way of working, and set outcomes. Throughout the programme, they’ll provide on-the-job coaching, regular check-ins to feedback how you’re doing, and a mid-term and end-of-programme review.
You’ll also have a mentor – someone from your field of professional expertise – and a buddy to help you get to know Shell. A key support feature of Shell’s programme is the opportunity to receive one-to-one coaching and group career coaching from our external providers Inclusivity. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to build your contacts and explore your priorities too – whether at monthly Lunch & Learn sessions, get-togethers with your cohort, in meetings with country leadership or at any number of our diverse networking events.
The goal is to help you reintegrate into the world of work and to get a taste of a career with Shell. With guidance from your line manager, mentor and buddy, you’ll be well positioned to confidently return to work following your break. And, as your programme comes to an end, you can organise ‘Get to Know You” meetings with hiring managers from any part of the business. Although we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer employment to you, depending on business needs and availability of positions, you may be considered for a role with us on successful completion of the programme.
Set the pace
You’ll have the privilege of being part of the very first cohort to join our programme – you can be sure that we’ll take a keen interest in your future progress. And you’ll have chance to help us evolve and improve the programme for generations of returners to come.