Oil and Gas



With a collective multi-billion dollar turnover and major manufacturing facilities around the world, the companies that make up Shell Chemicals number among the world's largest petrochemical operations.

Our purpose:

The objectives of the Shell Groups are:

    • to engage efficiently, responsibly and profitably in oil, oil products, gas, chemical and other selected businesses, and
    • to participate in the search for the development of other sources of energy to meet evolving customer needs and the world's growing demand for energy

The Shell Group believes that oil and gas will be integral to the global energy needs for economic development for many decades to come. Our role is to ensure that we extract and deliver them profitably and in environmentally and socially responsible ways.

All companies in the Shell Group seek a high standard of performance, maintaining a strong long-term and growing position in the competitive environments in which we choose to operate.

We aim to work closely with our customers, our partners and policymakers to advance more efficient and sustainable use of energy and natural resources.

Our values:

We are judged by how we act: our reputation is upheld by how we put into practice our core values of “honesty, integrity and respect for people”. These values underpin our Shell General Business Principles and the Shell Code of Conduct.

We employ a diverse group of people and value the benefits this brings. We respect the human rights of our employees and strive to provide them with safe working conditions, promote the development of their talents and give them channels to report concerns.

Our people:

Shell Chemicals employs over 1,000 staff in more than 30 countries, who work in partnership with more than 8,000 colleagues across Shell in chemicals-related roles.

Sheida Khajavi
Steven Chandler

Safety is our highest priority
Shell Chemicals is committed to protecting the health and safety of all employees, contractors, customers, and the communities in which we operate. We aspire to have zero fatalities, injuries and serious incidents, and strive to build a culture that drives continuous improvement. Through our Hearts and Minds programme we work to strengthen the safety culture among both staff and contractors.

Sustainable development is at the heart of our operations. We strive to ensure activities have zero negative impact on people or the environment. Our Product Stewardship activities support the responsible production, use and handling of our products.

Keeping people informed
Only by active participation and delivery by all employees will we achieve our business objectives. We communicate regularly to employees through a variety of channels, including an e-newsletter, regular webcasts from senior leaders, videos, intranet, publications and face-to-face engagement. The annual Shell People Survey provides important insights into our employees' views.

Diversity and inclusion
We believe an environment where people can grow personally and professionally delivers better business results. We proactively foster an inclusive work environment where cultural differences are valued, and where people are involved, respected and connected.

Growing talent for the future
Our ambition is to provide people with a great place to work – a place where everyone has opportunities to develop and demonstrate their skills in the delivery of our business strategy. The unique structure of Shell Chemicals allows people to develop commercial, supply, strategy, project development and venture management skills. We structure the early career development of graduates to include preferred job assignments and recommended training to help their personal and career development.

Student and Graduate opportunities:

Populations are growing. Economies are developing. The world needs more energy than ever before.

Whether you’re doing a Bachelor’s, Master’s degree or PhD or you’ve already graduated - this is your chance to help tackle one of the defining challenges of the 21st century.

Join us on an internship, test your business skills on our Gourami Business Challenge, or attend one of our Shell Recruitment Days. Whichever path you take, you’ll get training, support and career choices to develop your potential.

For more information please visit the Careers pages of Shell’s website.