Finalist for the 2017 WISE Employer Award
25 September 2017
For more than 100 years, Shell has played a vital role in finding and providing oil and gas for the UK – helping to power industries, homes and transport systems. We started out in the UK in 1897 as a small trading company, importing and selling seashells as trinkets. Today we are one of the largest independent energy companies in the world, operating in more than 70 countries and employing around 89,000 people.
Our business has been built on a foundation of innovative technology and skilled employees. Shell engineers from the UK helped to build the first bulk oil tanker, design the first jet engine and to pioneer underwater oil and gas exploration.
Today we have a multinational workforce and the UK remains a key market for recruiting technical and commercial talent. Together our employees find and supply energy to customers worldwide, working to provide more and cleaner energy solutions.