Shell is using e-learning to take standardised training to its 81,000 staff
The oil giant opted for the move because of difficulties it faced providing
development opportunities for its workforce, which is mobile and based at small
locations around the world.
Shell People Services has negotiated a discount rate for training programmes
with e-learning providers NETg and Cardean University, giving staff access to
about 600 courses, ranging from computer application training to leadership
Paul Ratcliffe, e-learning consultant at Shell People Services, believes the
move will help the company become an employer of choice and attract and retain
He said: "It shows Shell is committed to developing its staff. This is
vital for the company when it comes to graduate recruitment – as the first
questions graduates ask is what are the training, development and promotional
Shell employees book courses through the company’s intranet but access the
training through the e-learning company’s websites.