• 28 november 2023
  • Starts at 09:00
  • Den Haag
  • Shell
  • Gesloten

Shell: Learning Program 2024

Life is a function of decisions and not conditions. After the success of two rounds of the Shell Learning Program for Refugee Talents in the Netherlands, Shell and the Refugee Talent Hub are organizing a third 4-month unpaid learning program for refugees with various experiences. We are inviting you to what we believe is an incredible, fun, and rewarding learning journey, to work together and to learn from each other. We focus on hard skills and soft skills. 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.

About Shell

Due to the large number of applications we have received for the Shell Learning Program 2024, we will be closing registration tomorrow, October 11th at 3 pm. Therefore, please ensure that you register as soon as possible, if you are interested and have not done it yet.

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 28th 2023, 09:30-15.00) to visit Shell the Hague office 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 2024. From that moment, you will join two learning tracks: technical clinic and soft skill clinic. During the 4-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, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Pernis/Moerdijk). Soft skill trainings will 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 (starting date July 1st 2024) - 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 Information & Digital Technology, Engineering, Safety & Environment. 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.

Who are we looking for?

Data Engineering track:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s educational background;

  • Experience in cloud technologies, Extract Load Transform (ETL), Data modelling & integration and Data analysis is preferred;

  • Good communication and influencing skills, ability to build constructive relationships. Business English is required;

  • Can-do mentality and ability to investigate, analyze and develop solutions in a technical environment;

  • Eagerness to learn and a good team player.

Software Engineering track:

  • Business English is required;

  • Engineering or equivalent Degree in Tech, Computer Science, or Information Technology;

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in one of the roles mentioned below;

  • Proficient in one or more of the programming languages (.Net, .Net Core, Python, Golang, C++ etc) with Cloud Native Platform Development (AWS/ Azure etc.);

  • Experience in Real-Time Process Historians or Real-Time surveillance and/or scientific software development (or equivalent certification: e.g., Python, PI, LIMS);

  • Experience in cybersecurity or secure software development (or equivalent certification: e.g., OSCP, CSSLP, CEH);

  • Passion for technology, challenges, and good interpersonal skills to participate in team activities.

IT track:

  • Strong English communication skills;

  • Good stakeholder management skills;

  • Experience with IT Operations for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Security & Compliance (including cybersecurity), and Digital Platforms (Hosting / Cloud / Integration) is preferred;

  • Or experience with Microsoft Power Platforms and usage of PowerBI or PowerApps 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.

Engineering track:

  • Solid technical discipline engineering knowledge;

  • Master or Bachelor degree in an engineering discipline;

  • e.g. Mechanical (Static or Rotating), Civil, Utilities, Process, Chemical, Electrical and/or Instrument engineering;

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a technical engineering position is preferred;

  • 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;

  • Business English is required, and knowledge of Dutch is recommended;

  • Eagerness to learn and a good team player;

  • Experience in the Energy sector is preferred.

Safety & Environment track:

  • Business English is required;

  • Strong communication and influencing skills, able to build positive working relationships;

  • Curious, open to new experiences, and willing to grow;

  • Passion for safety and the environment;

  • Education background in safety and the environment, or 3+ years of experience working in a safety or environmental role;

  • Experience in data analysis and the preparation of Safety and Environmental reports is preferred.

Important remarks:

  • We have designed a full program; hence it is expected from you to fully commit and be available during the 4 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.

  • All the associated costs regarding traveling to Shell Office will be reimbursed for the full duration of the program, except for the Meet & Greet event. The learning program itself is unpaid.

Important dates:

  • November 28th (09:30-15:00) - Meet & Greet at Shell the Hague office

  • January 2024 - Kick-off Learning Program

  • July 1st 2024 – Successful participants of the program starting their job at Shell

Interested? Apply now!

The deadline for now is November 2nd 2023, but the admission is on rolling basis, and application portal will be closed as soon as we have found enough suitable candidates. Don’t forget to upload your CV to your account!