Shell aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Many countries still face a shortage of suitably qualified STEM graduates. Shell has responded by creating a global program called NXplorers, which introduces future leaders to the complex and creative thinking needed to bring about positive change. We aim to encourage more than one million young people to join the program by 2020. NXplorers is run by Shell and the global educational group Shaping Learning. To find out more visit the NXplorers website.

STEM programs around the globe


Social Investment in Australia

Shell Australia’s Social Investment portfolio aims to increase the employability of vulnerable and disadvantaged young Australians. Through education and support, Shell’s Social Investment will help youths aged 10 to 25 in developing skills including maths and science that will assist them in unlocking their future career potential.

Social Investment in Australia (opens on Shell Australia)


 Visit of Brazilian teachers to London 2017

Shell Brazil runs the Science Education Award which recognises and rewards STEM teachers in Brazil’s public sector.

Supporting the teaching of STEM subjects in Brazil


Girl holding light bulbs

Shell is a long-time supporter of the Indspire program dedicated to providing the necessary tools for indigenous people to achieve their potential.

Indspire (opens on Shell Canada)

The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge is a competition for school children to increase their energy conservation awareness.

Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (opens on Shell Canada)


NXplorer participants work on their action plans

In Egypt, since 2007, we are supporting Al Amal Program, which is run by the Egyptian Geologists Society. It is designed to encourage young geologists and geophysicists, both undergraduates and graduates, and help them become more competitive to join the oil and gas industry.

Education in Egypt (opens on Shell Egypt)

In 2017 Shell launched its NXplorers program in Egypt. NXplorers is a global education program, which encourages young people to explore real-world issues, equipping them with tools and methodologies needed to form solutions.

NXplorers Egypt

The Netherlands

Boy flying aerial robot

In the Netherlands, Shell launched the Generation Discover Festival to inspire children, parents and teachers in the world of science. One of the events is The Bright Ideas Challenge which empowers secondary school children to explore solutions to the emerging global energy challenges.

Generation Discover Festival

Shell supports Jet-Net, Youth and Technology Network Netherlands, which provide students with experiences and practical content for the science curriculum that show that technology is challenging, meaningful and socially relevant.

Jet-Net - opens on Shell Netherlands


STEM programmes in Nigeria

Shell has a number of educational initiatives including scholarships, research internships, graduate awareness programs and education support.

Scholarships and education programs in Nigeria (opens on Shell Nigeria)


Bright Ideas Challenge

We believe the answers to tomorrow’s energy challenges lie in young people’s ingenuity. That’s why we’re inviting secondary school students, aged 13-16, to imagine innovative solutions to power the cities of the future.


Women working on workshop

There are a number of programs supporting STEM in the UK including The Bright Ideas Challenge, Tomorrow's Engineers and Girls in Energy.

Supporting STEM in the UK (opens on Shell UK)


School children doing workshops

Shell supports a variety of educational initiatives that improve student performance, encourage diversity and benefit our nation’s future competitiveness. 

Supporting education (opens on Shell US)

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