Posted on April 14, 2011

Qatar Shell continues its efforts in attracting young local talent through the 2011 Career Fair, keeping with Shell’s vision to become the employer of choice for Qatari nationals. This year, Shell is a Diamond Sponsor of the Qatar Career Fair which takes place this week at the Doha Exibitions Center from April 10 to 14 and is held annually under the noble patronage of His Highness the Heir Apparent, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.

“Shell aims to attract and retain talented Qatari nationals to enable the delivery and operation of Shell’s current and future projects in Qatar,” said Andy Brown, Shell’s Executive Vice-President. “The Qatar Career Fair is an excellent platform of contact between Qatar Shell and the local community and allows us to fulfill our promise to support the human and economic development in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.”

Sheikh Thani bin Thamer Al-Thani, Deputy General Manager of the Pearl GTL project, added: “Shell is committed to the Qatarization plan initiated by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar. I am pleased by the way the plan is being implemented in Shell, and I see fascinating and challenging careers for the talented Qataris joining us now and in the future.”

The number of Qataris working for Shell has reached 204 which is ten times more than just four years ago.

Shell continues to attract outstanding young Qatari talent. One example who joined Shell recently is Saad Al-Matwi, a fresh graduate from Carnegie Mellon university, who had been honoured with the Education Excellence Award by His Highness the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani last month.

Shell provides multiple approaches to learning, which includes on-the-job coaching, mentoring, short term international assignments, online training, and internal and external courses. Each employee is provided with the career progression tools that enable competence and skill development.

Shell won the Industry Qatarization award for ‘Supporting Training and Development’ in May 2010, the second year in a row that Shell has won an Industry Qatarization award. Qatar Petroleum and Shell are together building Pearl GTL, the world’s largest Gas to Liquids project and the largest energy project ever launched in Qatar. It will produce liquid fuels, lubricants and chemical feedstocks from natural gas, opening new markets for Qatar’s natural resources. It will also produce significant quantities of natural gas liquids and ethane.

source: Shell