The Shell Graduate Programme

Meeting the world’s complex energy challenges requires innovative thinking and cutting-edge technology. In the Technical area of the Shell Graduate Programme for Geomatics you’ll experience a three-year blended learning programme designed to combine on-the-job development with structured training and fieldwork. Not only will it introduce you to the full scope of Shell’s Geomatics operations, it will enable you to actively build your networks across the organisation. During the Programme, you'll have the opportunity to rotate between roles, ensuring you are exposed to a wide variety of experiences that support your future career development.


A career in Geomatics means you will make critical contributions to Shell’s global Upstream business, and join a team of around 300 professionals spanning 23 countries. Geomatics leverages the value of geo-information to support many of Shell’s highest priority projects across the entire Upstream lifecycle. It includes the fields of onshore and offshore surveying, geo-information management analysis and mapping using Geographical Information System (GIS) software, on and offshore positioning, geodesy and remote sensing.

Roles and responsibilities

A career in Geomatics with Shell opens up a range of roles and responsibilities, including:

  • Upstream project start-up and execution
  • Offshore and onshore surveying and positioning – collecting geo-information
  • Using satellite and aerial remote sensing for geo-information acquisition and analysis
  • Deformation monitoring and geodetic analysis
  • Maintaining spatial data integrity of geo-information
  • Geo-information management – using GIS and cartography to collect, analyse and present geo-information
  • Incident preparedness and response

Training and development

During your three years you'll have access to Shell’s global network of career resources to give you every opportunity to reach your full potential. Graduates can
expect to receive on-the-job training, exceptional mentoring, world-class formal training and regular progress checks throughout the integrated and comprehensive Shell Graduate Programme. Teamwork is integral to Shell’s way of working; graduates curious to find out all they can will benefit from the supportive, open and communicative environment found within Shell teams.

Work on high-priority projects