For participants, the programme helps build their leadership competencies and skills, exposes them to real business challenges from which to learn, and provides guidance on how to improve their current performance. Other benefits include experience working in a team to deliver results and establishing a global professional network.
The Shell Graduate Programme encourages participants to demonstrate a commitment to Shell’s core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. In addition, they are expected to champion the company’s five behavioural imperatives that are considered key to business success. These behaviours include having an external focus and a commercial mind set, as well as maintaining a focus on delivery, speed and simplicity.
Yousef Saleh, Qatarization Champion and General Manager at Qatar Shell Research and Technology Center stated: “Shell provides challenging experiences to young professionals early in their careers in order to sharpen their leadership skills and accelerate their development. Supporting local talent and grooming future leaders helps us fulfil our aspirations to become the employer of choice for Qatari nationals.”
Qatar Shell’s efforts to become the employer of choice are premised on a clear vision that emphasizes Qatari nationals a greater proportion of leadership positions in Shell’s operations in the country over time. This is supported by employing and developing Qatari staff at all levels throughout the organization, which also aligns with one of the main pillars of Qatar’s National Vision - developing human capital. As of this year, Qatar Shell employs around 300 Qataris who serve at all levels of the company across all of technical and non-technical positions.