Graduate Programme: Communications
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Graduate Programme: Communications

Job description

Your Shell
Growing energy need is the world’s biggest challenge. To solve this in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible we need remarkable problem solvers, keen to make their impact. Our Commercial teams are equal partners with our Engineers and Scientists in terms of delivering excellent customer service, collaboration and commercial awareness.

Your Graduate Programme in Communications
The purpose of External Relations is to create business value. External Relations creates business value by enabling the delivery of Shell's purpose and strategy. We achieve this by building trust and leveraging our brand and reputation; and by making a positive impact on the communities and wider societies in which we work.

In each area you can expect to receive world-class coaching, invaluable mentoring, formal structured training and regular in-depth progress checks to ensure you’re on track to reaching your potential. Staff networks, including Energie (a UK network for recent graduates), provide a wide range of social events and access to colleagues from across the business at all levels.

During your three-year training programme you’ll undertake two 18-month job rotations, benefiting from opportunities to work on real projects that influence the way Shell’s brand is perceived externally and communicating internal stakeholders. Typical rotation roles include:

  • Digital Web Editor
  • External Relations Advisor
  • Communications Advisor to Senior Executives/Business
  • Public Relations Advisor
  • Government Relations Advisor

Your rewards and benefits include:

  • The opportunity to work on global projects with external partners
  • A structured development programme, highly valued across the industry
  • Working for a globally recognized brand tackling globally significant challenges
  • Excellent flexibility and work-life balance
  • A competitive starting salary and opportunity for rapid progression

What we are looking for

The candidate must have a keen interest in improving their writing skills and be interested in exploring ways to create compelling stories with visual and interactive elements. They will be keen to learn how to build Shell’s brand and reputation through stories, op-eds, speeches and campaign narratives.


  • You should be have obtained or studying towards a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • The Communications graduate programme particularly suits graduates with English Language or Journalism related study, or those with a degree that has elements of Communications exposure in their studies.
  • We are also open to other degree courses with supporting evidence of English writing experience reflected in the CV. Experience may include writing for local newspapers, editorials or briefings.

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

The application process for our graduate programmes is rigorous, but is designed to enable the most talented graduates to stand out. After submitting an online application, you will be invited to complete our online assessments and our on demand interview. Successful candidates will be invited to final stage of the selection process in a virtual assessment. This stage includes a live virtual case study session with two Shell employees who will host the discussion. You will be assigned a topic relating to an aspect of your case, and then asked to prepare a presentation.

Through this process we will be assessing candidates’:

  • Capacity – the intellectual ability to analyse and apply unfamiliar information to complex situations;
  • Achievement – the ability to identify and manage resources in order to deliver results;
  • Relationship-building – the ability to work within, and lead, diverse teams

Early application is strongly recommended as Shell recruits on a rolling basis.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 29/11/2018

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Closing date: 21/12/2018


Additional job details


Competitive salary

Working hoursFull-time

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