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Professionals - Career Progression
At Shell, career progression underpins our whole business strategy. By giving each individual the support and training they need to grow and develop, we recognise that in turn, you'll be able to contribute to both your own personal growth and our success as a business.
As well as our internally developed professional training and development programmes, we offer support on an ad hoc basis to meet individuals' needs and aspirations. We also have dedicated Leadership Programmes. But our career progression isn't confined to specific initiatives - at Shell, it's part of every day life…
We can help you progress your career because we’re:
Because we operate in over 140 countries, we have unrivalled international opportunities and you can expect to work with colleagues from all around the world. You’ll benefit from a range of opportunities to exchange expertise, be exposed to projects in every corner of the globe, and contribute as part of a highly diverse international team towards the continuing success of one of the world’s most important brands.
We encourage every individual to explore their potential – whatever their needs, ambitions or circumstances. We’re committed to providing the training and development you need to reach your own personal goals. From on-the-job learning and training for recognised professional qualifications to personal development programmes, ‘buddy’ schemes and regular appraisals, we offer tools you’ll need to develop your skills and knowledge.
We’ll give you every opportunity to stretch yourself and to take on increasing responsibility. The energy market is highly competitive so you can expect constant challenges in your work. Currently, the focus on renewable energy sources has created a range of exciting opportunities. From hydrogen fuel cells and hot rocks to solar and wind power, the new technologies offer infinite possibilities for ambitious professionals.
Our work environment is characterised by forward thinking – we encourage creativity and invite new ideas to direct change and success. We have processes in place across the organisation to help us innovate. GameChanger, for example, is a global process that enables anyone, anywhere to propose, nurture and mature ground-breaking ideas to impact the business.
We’ll give you every opportunity to pursue the wealth of different possibilities provided by both our technical and commercial operations. And it’s not just our jobs that are diverse. Whether you’re working on a remote offshore oil rig, a rural wind farm, or an inner-city service station, the same principles apply – respect and appreciation of differences in culture, nationality, religion and taste. In this way, we learn, develop and share the benefits with our customers, employees, shareholders and the countries and communities where we operate.
At Shell, we welcome and value contributions from every member of the team, no matter what your background or level. We’re committed to giving you the confidence to determine your own future and enrich the organisation with your input. We even have a specific department to manage Diversity and Inclusiveness (D&I) within the organisation. Amongst other things, its purpose is to manage D&I as a critical business activity, value the cultural and personal differences of our people and provide a means for employees to share personal support, learning, self-development and communication.
You’ll feel motivated and secure in your ongoing career progression because we recognise and reward your achievements. Everyone has different priorities. In recognition of that, we make every effort to provide the kind of rewards and benefits that will complement your own particular lifestyle and needs.