Are you in the final year of your studies or graduated within the last three years?The Shell Graduate Program is designed to offer graduates training, opportunities and support you need to develop yourself. Therefore, we are looking for ambitious people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

Shell in Germany

Shell is a global group of energy companies with more than 85,000 employees in 70 countries. Shell’s presence in Germany stretches back over a hundred years. Around 3,500 members of staff ensure that each day over a million motorists can fill up at Shell service stations in Germany, airlines are supplied with aviation fuel, shipping companies with marine lubricants, and industrial customers with petrochemicals or natural gas, for example. Shell is engaged in the production of oil and gas and operates Germany’s largest refinery in Cologne for processing crude oil. The Shell Technology Centre in Hamburg is one of the leading Research & Development facilities within the international Shell group. Here you can find out more about our operations in Germany.
Shell’s aim is to help meet the world's growing demand for energy in a responsible way by providing more and cleaner energy solutions. Therefore, we are exploring emerging opportunities and investing in those where we believe commercial value is available. Among others, we focus on new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels, hydrogen and charging for battery-electric vehicles.

Shell Graduate Programme

The Shell Graduate Programme is a development framework that enables new graduates to become fully independent Shell professionals in 2-5 years. At Shell, new graduates have access to an unparalleled range of roles and world-class training and development opportunities, including:

  • Leadership skills development
  • Networking, Coaching and Mentoring relationships
  • Learning curriculum (training, e-learning modules, accreditation)

You’ll experience assignments and job tasks with real, hands-on responsibilities integral to Shell’s business. Current employment opportunities at Shell Germany include the following entry-level positions:
R&D Project Leader Lubricants

R&D Engineer Engine Testing

Technologist in Refinery Manufacturing

Production Analyst Lubricants Plant

Digital Business Analyst Trading & Supply

Marketing and Communications in Retail

Supply Chain Logistics Performance Analyst

Based on your interests and skills, we will match you to a suitable and exciting starting position. You will not be required to apply for a specific Shell position. However, during the application process you will be asked for your preferred area of interest; you can also express your areas of interest in your cover letter.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for ambitious graduates to help us tackle the energy challenge – now and in the future.There will be specific skill requirements for your chosen job area. For German based roles fluency in German and English language is needed.But whatever your educational background is, there are certain qualities which make our Shell colleagues remarkable people:Above all else, you should enjoy being challenged, so that rather than being overwhelmed if a task seems impossible, you welcome the opportunity to be innovative. You also need to be good at absorbing information, analysing problems, making objective decisions and coming up with original ideas. You should have the drive, confidence and resilience to get things done, the flexibility to work well in a team and the credibility to influence others.In other words, when applying for the Shell Graduate Programme you can expect a Competency-based assessment methodology. As part of our process to identify outstanding individuals, we focus the following leadership attributes:

  • Capacity: We’re looking for people with the intellectual, analytical, and creative ability to learn quickly, identify issues and propose innovative solutions.
  • Achievement: We are seeking driven high-achievers full of curiosity, self-confidence and organizational skills.
  • Relationship: We need strong communicators who work well within a team, respect others and encourage and support colleagues.

When can you start?

Joining the Shell Graduate Programme is possible at any time of the year. Our Graduate opportunities are open to applicants until 31st December. However, we process applications throughout the year to fill our positions and hence advise students and graduates to submit their applications early.