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Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With approximately 93,000 employees in over 70 countries, our aim is to help meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.

Our strategy seeks to reinforce our position as a leader in the oil and gas industry, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. Safety and environmental and social responsibility are at the heart of our activities.

Shell has been operating in Australia since 1901. Initially, it just imported fuel, then expanded by establishing storage and distribution terminals, oil refineries, and service stations. Shell built Australia’s first kerbside petrol pumps and for over 90-years invested in fuels that helped Australians drive kids to school, get to work and go on holiday. When it became apparent that Australia had significant energy reserves, Shell Australia moved into coal mining and oil exploration. Shell is currently the leading partner in the $25 billion North West Shelf Venture, which was built using Shell technology, and is the largest resource development ever undertaken in this part of the world.

Shell Australia has a record of investing in large projects, including the Clyde Refinery in Western Sydney, the Geelong Refinery in regional Victoria, and WA’s Chevron-operated Gorgon LNG Project, which have had a material impact on the development and growth of the Australian economy over the last century.

At present, Shell’s major operations in Australia are Prelude FLNG and the QGC business.

The Prelude development is a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility located 475 kilometres offshore from Broome, Western Australia.

Shell is the operator and 75% interest holder in the QGC venture which produces natural gas from wells drilled into onshore coal seams in the Surat Basin.

Shell Australia has recently began to transition their Australian operations towards renewable energy sources. It has undertaken a number of acquisitions in the solar energy space and has announced plans to invest roughly $5 billion over the next two years in green energy sources. Most recently, Shell has acquired 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households.

In 2018, Shell had revenues of US$388.4 billion and assets worth US$399.2 billion.

Opportunities - what we offer students

A career with Shell is more than just a day job. It’s an opportunity to join a company that tackles the challenge of meeting the world’s rising energy needs, thanks to its people’s experience, expertise and innovative approach. Joining Shell could help you get more from your working life than you thought possible.

Shell Graduate Programme: One way to get to know Shell from the inside and immerse yourself in our industry and help you decide what career is right for you. You’ll explore what Shell has to offer as an employer and discover exciting opportunities to develop and grow your skills


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