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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at shell


Graduate programme

Re: Shell Graduate programme

I am writing to apply for the Shell Graduate Program, as advertised on your website. I have recently Finished my MSc in mechanical engineering at Loughborough university of which I achieved a Merit. I have a strong interest in innovation and energy that align with Shells principles and with shell being a world leader in both of these areas, I was adamant in working for them and being part of this team to change the course of energy and innovation.

Recently I finished my masters where I completed a thesis is one of the newest fields of engineering for which I achieved a merit i.e. deployable structures the title of my thesis was ‘designing a foldable, deployable and portable bridge for people transport in the aftermath of disasters.’ This was my own personal project and involved pure innovation from scratch and deep research into the area this project sharpened my ability to think outside of the box and work independently on a very large chunk of my masters. I was also elected as the class rep for MSc mechanical engineering class of 2016 and my leadership role helped me to represent the issues of my classmates and effect change in the course, I was commended by my peers for the work I had done and this gave me the confidence in taking future leadership roles and this is why shell would be a perfect place for me to harness my full potential.

During my work experience at Load Trailers East Africa I worked closely with Shell in Kenya to design shell tanker trailers and under my supervision I installed the first ABS braking systems to the trailers. This project was very challenging as Shell safety and quality standards for trailers are very high and it gave me very much satisfaction to see the production and design of the shell trailers to a successful end. The shell branch in Kenya was very pleased with the work that we had produced and made it possible to secure future deals to make more trailers.

Working at shell with its training programs in technical fields and leadership and its opportunities in all areas of engineering would be the best place for me to achieve success and to be part of a team that is changing the very fabric of the energy industry.

Yours sincerely

Fadhil Khan

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