Shell Graduate Trainee Recruitment for Young Nigerian Students and Graduates

Shell Graduate Programme:
Employment Opportunities 2017 - Nigeria

Course(s) Offered: Several disciplines
Course Level: Training, Employment
Provider: Shell Nigeria
Country to Study in: Nigeria

Scholarship Description
Explore a world of opportunity and see how the Shell Graduate Programme can enhance your career. At Shell, we’re developing all kinds of ideas to help meet the growing demand for energy and we’re looking for ambitious students and graduates to help us do more.

The Shell Graduate Programme is a development framework that enables new graduates to become fully independent Shell professionals in 2-5 years. At Shell, new graduates have access to an unparalleled range of roles and world-class training and development opportunities.

Through structured learning, hands-on projects, continuous feedback and supportive colleagues, the Shell Graduate Programme will give you the chance to grow and have impact in your chosen area. Shell has designed the programme to give remarkable candidates like you the business knowledge and training you’ll need to become a future leader.

Shell Graduate Programme

We are looking for ambitious students to help us tackle the energy challenge, students who have:
  • Completed their undergraduate degree in the past four years (between 2013 and 2016),
  • Graduated with a minimum 2:1 (Second Class Upper) degree, and
  • Completed their mandatory service year programme (NYSC) and
Your course of study must be as outlined below. And the available training roles have also been outlined below.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirement will be regretted. Please be aware that multiple applications will be disqualified and candidate regretted

Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria

Participating Institutions
All higher institutions of learning in Nigeria

Fields of study
Course of Study
  • Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geology
Roles Available:
  • Trainee Commercial Adviser
  • Trainee Production Engineers
  • Trainee Reservoir Engineers
  • Human Resource Analyst
  • Trainee Well Engineers
  • Trainee Discipline Engineers
  • Trainee Project Engineers
  • Trainee Production Geologists
Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
This is a FULL TIME training programme - spanning two- to five-year development programme

Scholarship benefits
Right from the start, you’ll embark on a comprehensive Onboarding Programme that systematically exposes you to all areas of the organisation. Depending on your chosen path, you’ll participate in a two- to five-year development programme. This will include two or three rotations that combine on-the-job learning with formal training opportunities. You'll be given stimulating, hands-on roles, and have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our company values.

On top of a competitive starting salary and other outstanding benefits, you will have the ability to deepen your knowledge through structured learning and contributing to groundbreaking projects. All the while, you’ll be supported by a direct supervisor to provide guidance and constructive feedback, as well as an excellent mentorship programme.

Method of Application
Candidates will be asked to select the business area that they would like to apply for on the Shell Graduate Programme within the Application form. You will be matched into a particular role based on your skills. Whilst you will not be required to apply for a specific Shell position, if you are interested in a specific role you can express interest within your cover letter.

To review the availability of the business areas within Shell, please see the Role Availability section above (or on the official website via link below) prior to submitting your application. To Register your interest: Apply/Manage Your Interest Here.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirement will be regretted. Please be aware that multiple applications will be disqualified and candidate regretted. Also see, "How to Apply Successfully".

Shell reviews applications and fills roles on a rolling basis, therefore, Shell may close particular business areas once they are filled. Application portal opens 1st June and closes 14th June 2017

Shell Nigeria is the common name for Royal Dutch Shell's Nigerian operations carried out through four subsidiaries— primarily Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). Royal Dutch Shell's joint ventures account for more than 21% of Nigeria's total petroleum production(629,000 barrels per day (100,000 m3/d) (bpd) in 2009) from more than eighty fields.

Application Deadline: 14th June 2017
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)

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  1. i am burundian, so in that case could i get information of how i can apply or i am allowed to complete the forms. i am graduated in technical high school.

    1. Hello since you are Burundian i think you can equally visit the link above, click on "Africa", then on "Burundi", and finally on "Search" to see if there is any currently ongoing Shell programme for Burundians.

  2. Please is this internship really open to "undergraduate " students?? On the application portal, there is no opening for that position in Nigeria. It is just available in Gabon.

    1. Yes it is. I just visited the site now. Just click on
      "Search opening >> Africa >> Nigeria >> Search".


  3. can a Nigerian undergraduate student schooling in the U>S gain this scholarship?

  4. Nwaokolo DeborahJune 06, 2017 12:45 AM

    I'm a graduate nurse, though yet to go for NYSC. Can I benefit from the internship program?

    1. Unfortunately, at this time, SHELL Nigeria has not included health and medical fields in its eligible courses. This may come in the next round of calls

  5. i am a law graduate still awaiting law school and NYSC can i still apply?