Shell goes back to business school

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Royal Dutch Shell has named the four schools that are to be “learning partners” at its global project academy.

Cranfield School of Management in the UK, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands; the University of Texas at Austin/McCombs School of Business in the US and Australia’s Queensland University of Technology will all take part in the initiative.

The project academy is a development scheme for Shell employees and will include mentoring services, learning events, assessment and accreditation. Later this year 1,000 Shell employees will begin the programme.

“The Shell project academy is a long-term investment that will help us attract, develop and retain the industry’s best project practitioners,” says Jeroen van der Veer, Shell chief executive.

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