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Personal growth Shell aims to stimulate

personal growth by investing time and resources,

thereby also building the knowledge and skills required

for future business development. Training programmes

and learning opportunities are provided to suit all

employees’ personal development plans.

Shell Open University Through a varied

portfolio of on‑line training and courses, technical and

business learning opportunities can be accessed both

inside and outside Shell.

Technical development Shell’s technical

training programmes enjoy an excellent international

reputation, and many of the internal courses offered

are officially recognised by professional bodies as a

component of continuous professional development.

Leadership development Leadership

development programmes are available for all levels

in the organisation.

Coaching and mentoring Coaching and

mentoring programmes offer further opportunities to

develop technical and professional capabilities and

broaden business perspective.

Internal networks Knowledge and best

practice can also be accessed and shared by joining

internal on‑line global networks covering all professional


Global open resourcing The on‑line

internal vacancies system gives an overview of all career

vacancies in Shell companies worldwide. Shell staff can

apply for these positions subject to certain rules.

© January 2008, Shell Nederland B.V.

No rights can be derived from this publication.

The latest version of this brochure is posted on www.shell.nl

Working for


in the Netherlands

What can you expect?

Terms and benefits Shell offers competitive

employment terms and benefits in a challenging and fast

moving industry.

Salary Starting salary is set according to

qualifications, skills and experience. Salaries are

progressed annually, based on individual performance

relative to peers. On top of base pay, 13th and 14th

month salaries (holiday allowance) are paid.

Variable pay Annual performance bonuses are

paid depending on individual and business performance.

Exceptional achievements and commitment are rewarded

under a Special Recognition Award scheme.

Share plans Share plans offer employees the

opportunity to participate in the growth of the business.

Shell has two separate plans:

‑ Performance related shares: a long‑term programme

whereby Shell shares are granted annually in view of


‑ Share purchase plan: purchase of Shell shares with an

annual company premium.

Pension Shell has a pension scheme with the

following features:

‑ pension based on final pay (final salary scheme);

‑ official retirement age is 65;

‑ actual retirement age can be chosen between 55 and

65; remaining in employment longer attracts a higher

retirement pension;

‑ individual options including part‑time retirement;

‑ employee’s contribution is 2%; employer’s contribution is


‑ partner’s pension and orphan’s pension in event of

employee’s death;

‑ disability pension;

‑ value of pension entitlements accrued elsewhere is


Discounts Staff are granted a 20% discount on

automotive fuel and other Shell products (up to a certain

annual limit) , as well as preferential terms and discounts on :

‑ healthcare insurance (individual and family);

‑ other insurance policies (home and car, life, personal

accident, legal assistance, travel and cancellation);

‑ mortgages and personal loans;

‑ individual pension savings;

‑ holiday travel.

Reimbursements and

allowances Certain job‑related salary

supplements are paid, e.g. for offshore work,

shift work or stand‑by duty.

Shell contributes to the Life Cycle Savings

Scheme: a fixed monthly allowance

equivalent to 3% of salary is paid, regardless

of actual participation in this scheme.

A fixed monthly allowance towards

healthcare insurance is paid.

Shell also pays a monthly commuting

allowance, or a public transport season ticket

can be issued free of charge instead.

Working environment Shell aims to

support its employees in managing their work/life

balance in an international working environment,

where there’s respect for diversity.

Holidays: 26 to 29 leave days per year plus 11 “ADV”

days (excluding public holidays). Leave‑saving and

leave purchase options are also available.

There are a number of flexible working policies in

place, such as:

‑ maternity leave;

‑ parental leave;

‑ childcare assistance;

‑ home‑working policy;

‑ Life Cycle leave.

Health and well-being Health Services

are available at the various Shell sites, and company

social workers offer confidential employee counselling

on any personal or work‑related problems.

Fitness facilities are available to staff at some sites.

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