It is part of our commitment to develop the local workforce in the UAE, by developing a significant number of UAE nationals throughout the years both graduate / experienced, Males / Females and send them to different locations to come back and share the global knowledge to impact UAE and lead the way.

Many UAE nationals working for Shell hold technical and commercial positions at all levels of the company, from young people beginning their careers to senior managers.

We are proud that UAE national work in all aspects of our business, including engineers, finance and commercial experts, geologists, researchers, IT specialists, legal consultants, technicians, human resources advisors, project managers, business analysts and marketing professionals.

What is Emiratisation?

Emiratisation is defined as the identification and development of quality, competent Emirati males and females to assume permanent positions in our industry. Our objective is Quality Emiratisation.

The preparation of quality Emiratis is based on performance, and competence rather than time.

Emiratisation requires the support and commitment of experienced Emirati and expatriate staff, at all levels, to develop and train inexperienced Emiratis and help them gain valuable on-the-job experience. 

Meet our Emirati employees

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Meet our Emirati Employees

Why choose Shell?

Qatari male at work in refinery

There has never been a more exciting time to work in the energy industry, or at Shell.

Discover your potential with Shell

Are you curious, passionate, adventurous, a pioneer? If so, let your remarkable talents make an impact with Shell.

You’ll be empowered to carve out your own career path and discover your true potential. You’ll get the opportunity to learn and grow with a diverse group of people. We encourage collaboration and believe that by surrounding you with a great team your creativity will flourish and great ideas will be inspired.

Constant innovation

We have a track record of world-firsts, from Pearl GTL, the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant, to Prelude FLNG, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas platform.

These aren’t just engineering achievements. They are a product of a business that genuinely prizes progress, where you will be constantly encouraged to explore new ways of thinking and working. This same spirit underpins our commitment to your continuous training and development, with excellent learning opportunities available to you at every stage of your career.

The value of a global brand

We’re also one of the world’s best-known brands. With around 92,000 employees in more than 70 countries, we operate on a scale few can rival.
You’ll have the opportunity to work with leading professionals from around the world, sharing expertise and points of view that will hugely enrich your experience

Big challenges – even bigger opportunities

The scale of our challenge is exciting too. Global demand for energy is rapidly rising and at Shell we are committed to developing smart solutions to build a better energy future all around the world.

That’s why we’re in search of remarkable people to join us. People who are curious to try new ways of working, adventurous enough to push the boundaries and who have the tenacity to drive ideas forward.

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