We are in search of remarkable students who are safety-conscious team players and want to be part of a high-performance team that works to keep a refinery, terminal, chemicals plant or onshore gas operations running at peak efficiency.  You will gain key skills and training on-the-job with the support of mentors and a collaborative work team.

Student Operators

Focusing on Power Engineering Programs, Shell is committed to building our future talent of Operators by offering steam time to students from key Technical Schools.  These summer positions typically run from May – August, but some locations have additional fall or winter terms.

Sarnia Manufacturing Complex (Corunna, ON) – Fall & Summer 8 month terms – Posted in January and September

Scotford Upgrader and Refinery (Fort Saskatchewan, AB) – Summer 4-6 month terms – Posted in October/November

Onshore/Field Operations – Summer 4-6 month terms - Posted in October/November

Whichever site you go to, you can expect to be paired with a Mentor/Trainer, learn the best safety procedures in the industry, have hands-on valuable experience and earn the steam time you need.

Will you be our next Student Operator? Go to www.shell.ca/jobs to view our current vacancies.


Shell offers many different Apprenticeship opportunities. Whether you’re brought in as a full time employee or on a Student term, we are committed to help you on your journey to success. From working on complex plants and facilities, to field maintenance in the beautiful rolling hills of our Foothills assets in our onshore operations business - if there’s an opportunity you want, Shell may be the place for you.

Trades that Shell hires:

  • Millwrights
  • Electricians
  • Instrumentation Technicians
  • Pipefitters

To be considered for a position that will take you further, apply at www.shell.ca/jobs

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