The Shell Graduate Programme

Embarking on the Commercial Business area of the Shell Graduate Programme, you'll join a three-year competence-based training programme where you'll experience working in two roles, each lasting 18 months. Shell’s global network of experienced professionals will offer you invaluable guidance to prepare you for long-term success in our integrated value chain. You’ll discover your strengths in an environment where you’ll be able to develop your leadership skills. You'll strengthen your knowledge about commerce and we will support you to develop your business acumen, and to become a game changer in helping to meet the world’s future energy needs.

Downstream Supply Chain

A career in Shell’s Downstream Supply Chain offers the opportunity to generate value across our global supply chain and for inquisitive minds to gain exposure to multiple business areas. It’s a dynamic and competitive environment where the aim is to deliver Shell products safely, while maximising efficiency and profits.

Roles and responsibilities

As a graduate in the Downstream Supply Chain you'll be able to develop your commercial skills through exposure to a variety of roles within the Downstream business, which may include: 

  • Distribution Business Analyst 
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Materials Planner
  • Optimisation Analyst
  • Production Planner 
  • Supply Analyst

You can expect to take up a range of responsibilities including:

  • Planning of supply chain strategies
  • Identifying supply chain improvement opportunities

  • Optimising operations, including distribution channels
  • Negotiating contracts to maximise value 
  • Monitoring business management risks

Training and development

You'll receive training in areas including supply chain, refinery economics, price risk management in the oil market and integrated supply chain management. To supplement your practical training you will be enrolled onto formal learning courses specific to your area of expertise. These might include Negotiations, Supply Chain Economics or Leadership. Throughout the Shell Graduate Programme you'll receive regular progress checks that will help us work with you to determine the direction of your career progression and development plan.

Build upon your commercial skills