Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With approximately 87,000 employees in more than 70 countries, our aim is to help meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.
A career with Shell is more than just a day job. It’s an opportunity to join a company working to unlock new energy sources and squeeze more from what we have; building a better energy future for us all. We believe joining Shell means getting more from your working life than you thought possible.
Our business interests span both upstream and downstream activities:
Our upstream business in the UK explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas.
Exploration & Production's UK base is in Aberdeen. Shell was one of the first companies to develop oil and gas fields in the North Sea, and we have invested steadily there since 1965.
All of our UK oil and gas production comes from the North Sea. In the Atlantic, we also have non-operating interest west of the Shetlands, including the Clair and Loyal fields. There are Shell gas processing plants at St Fergus and Fife in Scotland.
Our Downstream organisation is made up of a number of businesses. Collectively these turn crude oil into a range of refined products, which are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. These include fuels, lubricants and bitumen.
Our Projects & Technology organisation provides technical services and technology capability to upstream and downstream activities. It manages the delivery of major projects and helps to improve performance across the company.
Alongside the technical aspects of our business we rely on talented experts in commercial functions such as Finance, IT, HR, Trading and Sales. Engineering graduates are valued within our commercial functions because of their experience of project management, analysis, numeracy and team work.
The need to tackle climate change remains urgent. Contributing to sustainable development is integral to the way we do business. As we work to help meet the world’s growing energy needs we aim to share benefits with local communities and reduce impacts of our operations, including tackling greenhouse gas emissions. Our efforts focus on four areas:
There’s lots more information about our commitment to sustainable development here.
A career with Shell is more than just a day job. It’s an opportunity to join a network of connected professionals working together to resolve real world problems.