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Shell Graduate Programme 2024 (Commercial) - Netherlands

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Reference ID R123857 Updated 08/14/2023
Graduate Program
Netherlands, Netherlands, Netherlands, Netherlands, Netherlands
Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Assen, The Hague, Pernis

Join us as a Shell graduate and you can be a part of the future of energy.

Together we are transitioning to become a net-zero emissions business while providing the energy that people around the world need today.

Working with experienced colleagues on these important challenges, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your skills– in an environment where we value honesty, integrity, and respect for one another.

Whichever part of our business you join, you will have the chance to work with experienced colleagues and share your unique perspective and fresh ideas on how to tackle energy-related challenges. That’s why we’re looking for graduates who share our purpose and passion for progress.

Our inclusive and collaborative culture will equip you with the support you need to forge your own path and grow your skills as you work on meaningful projects with exciting responsibilities right from the start.

At Shell you can power your progress as we tackle the energy challenge together.

From various locations in the Netherlands Shell Nederland leads the transition of the corporation to a more sustainable future, with billions of euros invested in solar panels, wind farms, green hydrogen, sustainable aviation fuel, EV charging and other ground-breaking solutions for the future.

Develop the energy solutions of tomorrow and today

How can the world transition to net zero emissions while providing the secure, affordable energy that powers lives? You’ll get the opportunity for hands-on experience of projects that are helping to meet this challenge. By working with experienced colleagues who bring expertise from a range of areas, you will have the chance to help drive change in the energy system. 

Grow your skills: learn today, lead tomorrow

When you join, you'll be assigned to a role with exciting challenges and opportunities. You’ll be supported in crafting a development journey tailored to your strengths and needs with the opportunity to work on a variety of projects at the forefront of technologies, trends and practices.

Shell's 'learner mindset' environment helps unlock the potential in each of us, creating a supportive, high-performance environment based on openness, curiosity and growth, where you can learn from experiences and build the skills that let you grow today and lead in future.

Collaborate with experienced colleagues

With access to a global network of expertise you can make meaningful connections and continue your growth and learning at Shell. We invite people to think differently and learn from the diversity of backgrounds, cultures, ideas and knowledge at Shell.

Achieve balance in a values-led culture

We live our core values of honesty, integrity and respect, so you can work in an environment that encourages you to be the best version of yourself and respects the individual journeys that each of us will take.

Learn more about Shell careers on our website:

Power Your Progress

You should enjoy being challenged, so that rather than being daunted or overwhelmed if a task seems impossible, you welcome the opportunity to be innovative. You also need to be good at absorbing information, analyzing problems, making objective decisions, and coming up with original ideas. You should have the drive, and resilience to get things done, the flexibility to work well as part of a team and the credibility to influence others.

To be eligible for our Graduate Program, you must be pursuing or have completed a Master's or PhD degree in The Netherlands and have less than three years of relevant work experience. You are required to have graduated prior to your first day at Shell.   

Shell offers a permanent contract which includes the following benefits:

  • Competitive starting salary with annual performance related salary increase
  • Commuting/Homeworking allowance or public transport card
  • Flexible/Hybrid working
  • A total of 37 annual leave days, excluding public holidays
  • A personal budget to pursue educational opportunities, professional development, and life-long-learning


We want you to be at your best when completing the assessments, so have put together some tips and additional background information that may help you. Please visit our candidate resource centre and apply the tips we prepared specially for you. Please ensure that your CV is in English.

Applicants should only submit one application based on desired role and background:

  • Graduate Employment Opportunities 2024 (Commercial) – Netherlands or
  • Graduate Employment Opportunities 2024 (Technical) – Netherlands.

Based on your interests and skills, we will match you to a suitable and exciting starting position. An overview of available roles can be found on this page.  During the application process you will be asked for your preferred area of interest. Please also include a motivation letter in your application.

Work locations for technical roles are Pernis, Moerdijk, Amsterdam and The Hague. Start dates for the Graduate Programme are February, May, August, and November 2024.

We believe in creating an inclusive culture and work environment where you can thrive, innovate, and develop.

We’ll help you discover your potential with outstanding career opportunities. You’ll be able to continuously seek out new ideas and experiences, collaborating with a global network of people, working on some of the most commercially-driven and innovative projects in the world.

Join the Shell Graduate Programme and Power Your Progress.