Life is a function of decisions and not conditions. After the success of this first ever Shell Learning Program for Refugee Talents in the Netherlands, Shell and the Refugee Talent Hub are organizing a second 4-6 months unpaid learning program for refugees with various experience. We are inviting you to what we believe an incredible, fun, and rewarding learning journey, to work together and to learn from each other. The participants of this program will get the opportunity to learn from hands-on experience how business or function operates in Shell. They will participate in workshops and gain experience from, for instance, shadowing Shell employees on projects. All participants will be assigned a mentor as well in Shell, who would offer to be a sounding board, or a thinking partner.

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About Shell

There has never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone at Shell is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Shell strives to become one of the most diverse and inclusive organizations in the world. To power progress together we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. We are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

Shell is a rewarding place to work. We are huge advocates for career development. We will encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

About the program

This program consists of three phases: Recruitment, Learning, and Employment.

1. Recruitment Phase: You are invited for a Meet & Greet event (November 30th, 10:00-15.00) to visit Shell and meet Shell colleagues. This will give us the chance to get to know you and learn about your motivation. Successful participants will then be invited to join the learning program.

2. Learning Phase: We will kick-off the program together with you in January 2023. From that moment, you will join two learning tracks: Technical clinic and Soft skill clinic. During the 4-6 months program, you will be trained and practice your technical learnings intensively (36 hours/week). Every Friday, you will follow soft skill trainings (4 hours/week). You will get a Technical coach and a general mentor to help you throughout the program. This program will have a hybrid format, online and in person. Locations can vary based on the role and team requirements (The Hague, Rotterdam, Pernis). Soft skill trainings take place in The Hague.

3. Employment Phase: If you successfully finish the final assessment of the learning program, you will be offered the opportunity to sign an employment contract with Shell to become Shell staff - initially for one year, with the option to extend to a permanent contract.

Who can apply?

Shell is looking for professionals in the field of IT, Data Science, Engineering, Contracting & Procurement/ Supply Chain Management, and Commercial. You need to be in the possession of an asylum residence permit to be eligible (or the asylum seeker status has been turned into Dutch citizenship). Read below for details.

What do we ask from you?

For IT track (4 months):

  • Strong English communication skills;
  • Good stakeholder management skills;
  • Experience with IT Operations for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Security & Compliance, and Digital Platforms (Hosting / Cloud / Integration) is preferred;
  • Good understanding and knowledge of IT Infrastructure Library will be an advantage;
  • Passion for technology, challenges, and good interpersonal skills to participate in team activities.

For Data Science track (4 months):

  • Strong English communication skills;
  • Experience with handling large amount of data;
  • Operations Research, Computer Science, or Engineering;
  • Preferably work experience in Forecasting, Mathematical Optimization, Numerical modelling, and/or Coding/Software development;
  • Any business knowledge (e.g., finance, engineering) would also be an advantage.

For Engineering track (6 months):

  • Solid technical discipline engineering knowledge, with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, e.g. Mechanical (static) engineering, Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, Rotating equipment engineering, Megatronic / instrumentation engineering
  • Business English is required, and knowledge of Dutch is recommended;
  • Can-do mentality and ability to investigate, analyze and develop solutions in a technical environment;
  • Good communication and influencing skills, ability to build constructive relationships;
  • Eagerness to learn and a good team player.

For Contracting & Procurement / Supply Chain Management track (4 months):

  • Education background in Business, Supply Chain Management, Legal, or Finance;
  • 3+ years of experience in the commercial or contractual negotiation is preferred;
  • Passionate and committed to drive business bottom line improvements, having a strong appetite to apply end-to-end supply chain thinking, and a desire to introduce innovative and externally competitive concepts;
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with internal and external business partners and suppliers in a global environment;
  • Skilled in developing and executing supply chain strategies in line with business priorities;
  • Ability to apply supply / value chain analysis (e.g., cost modeling, benchmarking) to improve business performance
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and SAP is a benefit;
  • Experience in the Energy sector is preferred;
  • Business English is required, and knowledge of other languages such as Spanish or Arabic would be a benefit.

For Commercial track (4 months):

  • Strong English communication skills, and knowledge of Dutch language is recommended;
  • Delivery of tangible value-driven pricing or marketing initiatives with bottom line impact is preferred;
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent commercial acumen;
  • Robust skills for problem solving, curious and proactive;
  • Strong team player in a cross functional environment with excellent communications skills and ability to build strong relationships;
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and complexity;
  • Focus on delivery of financial outcomes;
  • “Let’s do it!” mentality, with strong positive attitude;
  • Passion about customers - how to delight them, how to help them;
  • Learner mindset, daring to fall and get up again stronger and quickly.

Important information about the roles and detailed description:

  • Detailed roles descriptions and requirements will be sent by email after your registration for this event
  • In this email, we will also ask you to let us know which role you are interested in

Important remark:

We have designed a full program; hence it is expected from you to fully commit and be available during the 4-6 months (40 hours/week).

You need to be eligible to work in the Netherlands. That means you should be the holder of an asylum residence permit (Asiel verblijfsvergunning), or your asylum seeker status has been turned into Dutch citizenship.

Important dates during recruitment phase:

November 1st – Application deadline

November 30th (10:00-15:00) - Meet & Greet

January 2023 - Kick-off Learning Program

Application process and timeline

Th application closes on November 1st, 2022. When we have received your application and CV, Shell and the Refugee Talent Hub will review and select candidates for a Meet & Greet event at the Shell office in The Hague on November 30th (10:00-15:00). Successful candidates will then be invited to join the program starting in January 2023.

All the associated cost regarding traveling to Shell Office will be paid for the full duration of the program, except for the Meet & Greet event.

Interested? Apply now!

Don’t forget to upload your CV to your account! The deadline for application is November 1st, 2022.

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