I joined Shell about six years ago
as a trader graduate programme participant
because I heard it's a company that takes care of its employees very well
in terms of development.
Then I got interested in Trading and Supply
because it's a combination of the financial world
and the industrial world.
The programme lasts about two and a half to three years
and through the programme I got the necessary training
and resources provided by the company to become a trader.
What I enjoy most about my work is
the unpredictability of the future.
Markets are moving all the time, it's very volatile,
you never know what's going to happen next.
Our job then is to link the information we have, then form a view
about what's going to happen next.
So this is a constant unknown situation,
vast information for us to process, constant improvement,
and you will get to know about whether we are right or wrong immediately.
When you think the market is going to go up, you go long
and you will see whether we will make a profit,
so it's amazing, it's fascinating.
It's true that over the history of oil trading there are a lot of men,
but over the past few years
there are more female traders in the market as well.
We're equally capable,
equally willing to learn and improve,
equally strong to defend our positions
and to negotiate and to conclude business.
Applying is already 50% of the success.
Don't be intimidated by the requirement itself.
Keep trying yourself and you will realise that this is an organisation
that embraces challenges and delivers,
and what's more important, it's really fun working here.