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Training Opportunities in Deck Cadetships & Engineering; And, Career Opportunities for Experienced Sea-Going Officers


Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. The headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales. Shell businesses consists of - Upstream explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas; Downstream refines, supplies, trades and ships crude worldwide, manufactures and markets a range of products, and produces petrochemicals for industrial customers; and Projects & Technology manages delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives the research and innovation to create technology solutions.

Shell Trading supports the Shell businesses, in particular Oil Products, Gas and Power and Chemicals, by trading natural gas, electrical power, crude oil, refined products, biofuels, chemical feedstocks, environmental products and freight. Shell Trading also manages one of the world's largest fleets of LNG carriers and oil tankers and provide maritime expertise to Shell companies and external customers.

The Shell Shipping is based in London, with specialist centers in Houston, The Hague, Singapore, Perth and Tokyo - networked to maritime professionals across the globe offering high level expertise and decades of experience. Shell Shipping’s Nautical and Technical services include advice on a wide range of nautical, marine engineering and technical issues across the project life cycle, for new projects, construction phases, operational excellence and disposal. Risk management and project management are particular Shell Shipping strengths. Shell Shipping brings a wealth of expertise and experience related to vessel terminals and ports to each project.

Training & Career Programs

Training Programs

  • Cadetships: Every day Shell Shipping transports massive quantities of crude oil, refined products and liquefied natural gas around the world by sea. For you it’s a chance to build a rewarding career, by gaining practical experience whilst you work towards an academic qualification. Shell Shipping offers - Fully sponsored Foundation Degree in Nautical Sciences or Marine Engineering within the UK; Salary paid whilst training within the UK; Worldwide travel; Hands-on experience onboard Shell fleet of oil tankers and gas carrier while studying; and Excellent career prospects at sea and in shore-based management. Entry Requirements - As an A-level, equivalent, or graduate candidate, you must have studied either Mathematics or Physics (or a subject with a high Mathematics content) to A level standards and obtained a pass in at least one. You must achieve at least 120 UCAS points to be eligible for enrolment on the Foundation Degree scheme.
  • Experienced Officers: Excellent opportunities exist for continued career progression. As an officer you will benefit from a well established training scheme as well as the opportunity to develop experience working on the growing fleet of oil and LNG ships. Ashore, there are numerous management and operational positions around the world which will develop and enhance your marine expertise. Shell offers - A highly competitive salary; Career opportunities ashore; Air travel assistance for partners; 28 days leave earned per month at Senior Officer level; and Airport priority-pass lounge access at Senior Officer level. Experienced Officer Minimum Entry Requirements - Recommended Qualifications; Valid STCW '95 Certificate of Competency; Dangerous Cargo Endorsement an advantage; Tanker Familiarization Certificate; Valid Seafarers Medical Certificate; and Relevant seagoing oil or gas tanker experience essential.

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