Shell Energy is committed to supporting women in engineering

Shell Energy is committed to supporting women in engineering

In times where equality is an increasingly prominent focus for many businesses across multiple industries, there are still significant gaps in the workforce, particularly in maledominated industries. None more so than engineering where, according to Engineers Australia official 2019 statistical overview, female engineers make up less than 13% of the workforce¹. 

Shell Energy is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion wherever possible and is proactively working with two of Australia’s most prominent universities in offering female engineering scholarships to provide the necessary opportunities. It is a small initiative forming part of a wider cultural shift. Female engineering scholarships are a great way to encourage women from all backgrounds to take up a career in engineering. 

Strategic academic partnership 

Partnering with the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne, Shell Energy will begin female engineering scholarships in 2022. The scholarships will be offered to students who are in their final years of their engineering degrees, specialising in energy renewables. 

Students enrolled in energy systems, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or mechatronic engineering can be considered for the scholarship. The selection process will involve both personnel from the universities and Shell Energy. 

Scholarship recipients will join our dedicated Energy Solutions business 

The Energy Solutions business sits within Shell’s Energy B2B Retail business and is the initiator of these scholarships. Energy Solutions is focused on helping large customers reduce emissions, meet their corporate social responsibilities and progress towards netzero emission goals. 

 

¹https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/resources/2019/TheEngineeringProfessionStatisticalOverview14thedition2020.pdf