“One of the great things about working for Shell is flexibility. Shell understands that as new graduates we are keen to learn and is proactive in finding diverse learning situations for each of us.
Take my current work for example. I am a technical graduate now involved in a commercial role ensuring Prelude operations are conducted in line with legal obligations for all joint venture participants. Through this role I’ve been exposed to parts of the business I didn’t know existed.
It’s the friendliness of the team that’s noticeable. . There is a great deal of support and willingness to invest in learning and development.”
Sam is still surprised at how world scale Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility is. “It’s an amazing opportunity to work on such pioneering technology. I was part of a team that travelled to Korea to work on Prelude’s commissioning. It’s hard to comprehend the actual size of the facility; pictures certainly don’t do it justice.”
All Shell Graduates are given the opportunity to choose a mentor. Sam’s mentor is Elise-Anne Muir who also works on the Prelude project.
For Sam, the relationship with Elise is central to her new role at Shell. “Elise is a motivating mentor, role model and friend. She is always happy and bubbly; supportive and able to provide invaluable advice.