Information Technology at Shell means working alongside our leading experts in the field to push the boundaries of our operations.
The Shell Graduate Program
In the Corporate Functions area of the Shell Graduate Program, you'll experience a three-year training program that includes two 18-month job rotations. From day one, you'll benefit from being given real responsibility with our highly experienced IT teams, working alongside major global corporations such as Microsoft, SAP and IBM. We seek innovators and visionaries who can work alongside our leading IT experts to push the boundaries of Shell’s operations. You could gain experience on groundbreaking projects while exploring your creativity and developing your leadership skills.
Do you have a capacity for teamwork, commercial aptitude and a taste for problem solving? With these qualities you'll feel at home in our IT team, working alongside talented professionals on a range of highly complex business functions, from finance through to engineering. At Shell, we are continuously innovating, so the working environment is fast-paced and challenging, but incredibly rewarding.
Work in IT at Shell – Learn more
Title: Work in IT at Shell -- Learn more
Duration: 3:39 minutes
Description: Exciting opportunities when working in IT for Shell
Work in IT at Shell -- Learn more Film Transcript
Bright, electronic music
IT’s where you want to be
Fortune 100 company
$368 billion revenue
Interview with Peter
Business Systems Manager, Finance IT
“I joined Shell because it had a good reputation as an employer and also because of its scale and magnitude, which gave an awful lot of opportunities for doing different roles within the one organization.”
Interview with Peter; Shell sign; oil barrels; “93,000 employees”; “43,000 service stations”; Shell tanker, wind farm.
Aerial shot of large mechanical plant. People working in office.
Interview with Jasper
“My main reason for joining Shell was because of the truly global environment.”
Large city skyline against sunset. Skyline during the day. Large buildings in flat, dry landscape.
Interview with Alan
Strategy Manager, Global Functions IT
[Alan - Strategy]
“And some of the biggest projects in the planet are executed within this company.”
“$1.7 billion IT project spend”; Shell FLNG ship; interview with Alan.
This is IT
Interview with Alan
EVP & Chief Information Officer, Royal Dutch Shell
[Alan - EVP]
“The goal of the IT organization in Shell is pretty robust. We enable business strategies across the whole enterprise, we link very closely with the technology strategies, and then the businesses count on us to exploit emerging and new technologies day after day.”
Rows of people watching a presentation; people walking into a petrol station shop; interview with Alan; man talking; shots of large equipment plant.
Large plant silhouetted as sun sets. Man working on tablet outside.
Two people working in a lab, on a laptop; close-up of screen with dials displayed; joystick type device being moved; computer generated image of machinery.
[Alan - EVP]
“We have an arm that focuses explicitly on innovation and competition and this includes our IT R&D labs where we create unique Shell technology solutions.”
People working in a lab. Test tubes lined up. Person in lab coat working with test tubes. Close-up of something fizzing in water. Person taking lid off an oil barrel. Close-up as lid with Shell logo on is put on barrel.
Person wearing goggles; weighing scales; person sitting in control room, surrounded by computer monitors and keyboards; chemistry equipment; another control room with lots of buttons and equipment.
Investing in people
Interview with Marloes
VP Human Resources, IT
“The way Shell invests in their people is by offering global careers, by offering development opportunities, good coaching. By offering people the ability to work with multiple cultures in different countries. It’s just an exciting, very vibrant community.”
Man wearing goggles and lab coat; Marloes talking to someone; team of people in Shell uniforms listening to someone speak; computerised image of large plant; two people working together on a computer.
Marloes talking to someone. Person working on a computer. Close-ups of people working in chemical labs. Person working outside in overalls. Lots of people at an event, sitting down in rows. Shell cake, people cutting it and cheering. People laughing and chatting in a group.
Interview with Kayoor
Delivery Manager, Hosting & Storage
“Over the nine years I’ve been at Shell I’ve never felt more wanted and I’ve never felt more challenged than I do today.”
Computer monitor; people in lab coats talking.
Interview with Alisa
IT Country Manager, Malaysia
“By having the value of respect for people I could achieve more, I could inspire more.”
Person with hardhat on, smiling at camera; hand on joystick; person with headset on, talking into it; another person in hardhat; people outside at a plant; Shell petrol pump, person filling up a lorry.
Why join IT at Shell?
[Alan - EVP]
“Because Shell is such a wide, large enterprise we also have an incredibly large footprint. So we’re in lots of geographies, in lots of different technologies, in lots of different businesses. We work from exploration to production, to manufacturing, to supply, to trading, into our consumer businesses in retail. So on a day to day basis we need to think and interact from extreme upstream all the way to our retail customers.”
Person working with multiple computer monitors, speaking into walky-talky. Large rig in water. Equipment.
Person looking through microscope; Shell oil going through production line; computer monitor; Shell oil drums; person pushing a large oil drum on wheels; Shell logo on cap on oil drum.
Shell logo next to a sign which reads,Trading. Rows of people working at computers.
Petrol station. Petrol pump showing price. Shell worker at pump.
Lots of workers in overalls at an equipment plant listening to a talk.
Large equipment on ship at dock; person talking; Shell workers in overalls; close-up of handheld device; silhouette of machinery in water; computer monitor.
Shell tanker. Shell cashiers in a petrol station.
Interview with Gek-Goh
Component Service Manager, Hosting & Storage
“My role is to develop a communication framework for hosting and storage.”
Interview with Yolanda
Application Lead, Finance
“I’m a finance applications team lead.”
Interview with Dominique
Team Lead, Information Risk Management
“And I’m the risk lead in the central information risk management team.”
Working with major IT suppliers
[Alan - EVP]
“We work with some of the best IT infrastructure and application suppliers in the world. We have an incredibly powerful collaboration with our suppliers that allows us to build solutions time after time.”
People working at computers. Man on telephone. Computer monitor.
Computer monitor; person looking at several monitors; buttons.
Two officer workers greeting and shaking hands, chatting. Two workers talking.
“Driving alignment in a cultural world where everybody is different, everybody has got different opinions and when you’re working with the best thinkers in the world it can be quite challenging.”
Close-ups of people smiling; man in overalls; people working on office; another person in overalls.
Person delivering a presentation with a large coloured diagram on screen.
Person delivering presentation. People listening. Zooming in on presentation diagram.
“I have colleagues from Malaysia, from India, Netherlands, London, Australia, US, pretty much everywhere, and that’s what makes the experience so rich.”
Board room with people seated around a table; Indian people smiling and laughing; people gathered and looking at something; women in burkhas in office; London skyline; people in overalls walking through dry land; man in hardhat, close-up of a dial on a computer monitor; earth seen from space, zooming into land.
Interview with Melanie
General Manager IT Delivery, Downstream
“The success, for me, comes from knowing that I’ve delivered a solution or I’ve delivered a strategy or I deliver day to day to the business.”
People looking at something, cheering. People seated around a boardroom table, watching presentation.
“And then the other part of success is the impact that you have on others and I think that probably could be the most important and lasting impact.”
Two men in overalls working on a valve on a pipe.
Interview with Daniel
Lead Reference Architect, P&T
“I’m part of a bigger picture and that bigger picture is helping driving the IT strategy.”
Formula 1 car being worked on; large mechanical plant; car driving around track.
What is the best thing about working at Shell?
“The journey sometimes is the exciting part of actually getting to the destination.”
“Being able to run marathons as opposed to sprints.”
[Alan - Strategy]
“Networking and people.”
“Fun and exciting place to be.”
“I think opportunities are endless.”
“And I think that’s pretty special.”
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Roles and responsibilities
Working on rotation will provide you with an on-the-job insight into various functions of this highly technical division. Roles include:
- Business Analyst
- Data Manager
- IT Architect
- Project Manager
- Service Delivery Manager
Your responsibilities could include:
- Implementing global projects
- Providing IT consultancy and technical development
- Developing proposals and performing business analysis
Training and development opportunities
Formal learning modules on the Shell Graduate Program include Business Analysis, Business Process Improvement and Risk Management. You'll also be coached in various aspects of Shell’s IT functions and experience technical, commercial and leadership training to help you apply your technical knowledge to our business needs. There is a culture of continuous learning at Shell, so in addition to your formal training, you’ll receive ongoing coaching and mentoring, and regular in-depth development checks to ensure you’re on track to reach your potential.
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