Review on Logistics Assessed Intern
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My project was a continuous improvement project. Basically I came out with a current state mapping, identify the weaknesses in the current system and come out with a solution. It was fun. I love it. The project was interesting. I was so independence, there was no structure of what to do next or what to be done and the project's successfulness was totally depending on me and my will to keep the project running.
But mentor and supervisor did a weekly review to make sure that I am on the right track. My work was assessed and as for that matter, I try to deliver my project on par with Shell's standard and I seek for advice from Continuous Improvement team to make sure that I delivered the project correctly. I was given full ownership of everything I done in the project.
The interview questions were based on our experience in the past. The interviewee will ask our biggest achievement, the challenges we faced and how we overcame them.
One thing particular about Shell is that the organization is very systematic. Oil and Gas industry is a challenging, competitive, and volatile industry. As the organization is very systematic, I learnt the organizational skills, and at the same time sharpen my task prioritizing, analytical and communications skills. These sets of skills help me to understand the system and make use of it to get my project done.
To be a player in the industry, the company has a very good HSSE policy in place and everyone in Shell are abide by the policy. Shell also trains their employee, contractor and even an intern about visible leadership and leadership by example. Shell also values honesty, integrity and commercial mindset.
So, every process and projects were to deliver values to the company to improve the safety of the employee and in the end, to bring benefits the company. Learning curve in Shell is very steep because there were a lot of opportunities to learn new things.
My mentor and supervisor are so supporting. With years of experince behind them, they share a lots, test my thinking skills and develop me as a young proffesional. We have a weekly progress update. In the update we will discuss about my progress or what I have done in a week. The sessions helps to find my strength and weakness.
My mentor and supervisor usually came with a creative solutions to overcome my weakness. When I need help, they were always there and easy to approach. Usually when I encountered uncertainty I will just go straight to their table and they are willing to spend a few minutes of their time to explain things to me and even help me to find the subject matter expert of some topics. I was even sent to HSSE System and Governance by my mentor to see HSSE from a bigger picture.
No one is perfect and there is always a room for improvement. If I could have done something better, I would not limit myself to just my project and logistics. If I were given more time, I would like to study more about petroleum lifecycle end-to-end and see Oil and Gas industry from a helicopter view.
Planning, set clear goals and objective. Be proactive. In a big organization such as Shell, there's a lot of opportunities and we can easily get ourselves lost. With proper planning and set goal and objective, the path to our goal will become clearer.