Shell Graduate Programme 2023/2024 - Bahamas



Nassau, The Bahamas
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023
, Bahamas

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

September 1, 2023

Recruiting Instruction:

Talent Brew field

Job Description:


We are looking for graduates who share our purpose to power progress and our culture of inclusion, collaboration, and care. We’ll give you the support you need to forge your own path, and you’ll have real responsibilities and meaningful projects to work on right from the start.


Shell’s purpose is to power progress together, by providing more and cleaner energy solutions. We believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population are likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for years to come. At the same time, technology changes and the need to tackle climate change means there is a transition underway to a lower-carbon, multi-source energy system.

As one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell plays a key role in meeting the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally, and socially responsible ways. There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the energy industry. Join us in our ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, and sooner if that is possible.

Shell Trading & Supply (T&S) is one of the largest energy trading organisations in the world with hubs in The Bahamas, London, Houston, Singapore, Dubai and Rotterdam

We support the Shell group through trading crude oil, refined products, low-carbon fuels, power, liquefied natural gas (LNG), chemical feedstocks, environmental products and freight services in trading hubs around the world. We are active in most energy markets across the globe, sourcing from a wide range of suppliers and selling to a wide range of customers.

This organization has the skill base, dedicated staff and international scope to capitalize on trading opportunities inherent in Shell's asset and market positions around the world. Member companies of the Shell Trading Network are located in North and South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Shell Western Supply and Trading Limited (Shell West) is located in The Bahamas and is an integral member of the Shell Trading network, trading crude oil in Central & South America and West Africa. With trading volumes of about 700.000 barrels of crude oil equivalent per day, this organization has the skill base, dedicated staff and international scope to capitalize on trading opportunities inherent in Shell's asset and market positions around the world.


Our Graduate Programme is a rigorous development framework of specific competences, business-critical capabilities, and critical experiences that will enable you to become a competitive professional by the end of your 3-year programme.

Right from the start, you will be given a challenging hands-on role, working in a diverse, global environment. You will be supervised and mentored with frequent reviews as part of a structured development programme. You will also be learning alongside brilliant people from all over the world, with the resources and support to explore new ways of thinking and working – all in all, an unbeatable experience.

We know that learning is key to developing yourself both personally and professionally. The graduate programme encompasses a learning framework that includes internal and external courses, as well as on-the-job learning, designed to help you gain the skills you need to succeed.

During the program, you will be exposed to different parts of the crude oil trading business – with roles that can range from market analysis, crude oil & vessel operations, contracts support and finance.

Some of the tasks that you may be tasked with during your program


  • Draft, review and negotiate physical oil contracts

  • Review Customer terms and conditions and negotiate amendments as required to minimize contractual exposure


  • Highlight any contract optimisation opportunities, thinking on your feet to deal with contractual problems (e.g. off spec cargoes, vessel delays, etc) and ensuring that these are managed professionally and optimally for the trading business

  • Deal with oil and freight counterparties, terminals, vessels, agents and inspectors on a regular basis regarding all post-deal activities ensuring operations are expedited and all necessary operational information is communicated in good time.


  • Monitor physical books and paper exposures in a real time basis

  • Perform daily analysis of profitability and prepare summary reports for team members.


  • The incumbent will work closely with the Finance Manager, business stakeholders, operating as finance focal point for the business

  • Supporting the FM in delivering a full suite of Finance support autonomously and coordinate with other areas when necessary (Credit/Market Risk, Legal, Compliance, Contracts, Commercial Operations etc);

  • Identify/initiate/lead improvement projects for the activities currently performed by SWST

  • Actively look for opportunities to reduce non-value adding Finance activity.

  • E2E understanding of financials, processes and systems related to SWST to support SWST FM to ensure “management in control


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, analysing 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 the Shell Graduate Program, you should be in your final year of study or have graduated and have less than three years of relevant work experience. You are required to have graduated prior to your first day at Shell.

  • You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20

  • You must have the ability to work in The Bahamas without any work permit requirements

  • Ability to analyse and simplify complex problem

  • Effective stakeholder management & communication skills

  • Teamwork and collaboration skills

  • High attention to detail

  • Prioritization skills

Join the Shell Graduate Programme and Power Change from Day One.



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