Welcome to Outpost London!

Outpost London is part of the Global Outpost Network offering unique practical support, complementing Shell terms and conditions, to help Shell employees, their partners and families with the challenges of global mobility. Outpost exists in over 30 locations around the world, in almost all locations where Shell has a business presence.

This unique organisation is supported by Shell and provides practical, non-contractual information to all Shell people as they face the challenges of international mobility. You can ask us questions about Life in London so you can make informed decisions, even before you accept the assignment to London.

We offer comprehensive information, resources and professional advice based on the collated experiences of expatriate and repatriate families on location on matters relating to relocation, settling-in, repatriation, and for the Shell accompanied partner - advise and networking on career, personal and professional development.

Outpost London helps you manage your expectations before you arrive into London and we are here for you as you settle into your life here, we'll help build your network, and provide you tips to make the best of your time in London, and assist when you plan to leave. 

We look forward to welcoming and meeting you!

Outpost Vision

To contribute to Shell’s investment in global mobility as part of HR to create a positive transfer experience. To foster a sense of community for Shell employees and their families enabling successful assignments and full integration.

Outpost Mission

Organising for success: supporting Shell business to ensure a smooth transition for the internationally mobile community by:

  • Helping employees and their families make informed decisions in collaboration with HR.
  • Offering personal and practical support for those on international assignments and those who have repatriated.
  • Driving diversity and inclusion by connecting people on the ground and building strong networks.

Outpost London Services

Pre-arrival: We offer advice and guidance on things that need attention before arrival. For example, current information on the UK schooling system and housing situation, health and medical services available, banking, bringing pets along with you, and what (and what not to) bring along with you as you navigate through your pre-relocation process.

The Move to London: We welcome you virtually and when you physically arrive, provide you with a Welcome Pack and run Settling-In Sessions so you benefit from one of us who has "been-there, done-that" and start to make the most of Living in London. 

During your stay: Our comprehensive service includes answering  your personal queries; organise informative seminars, workshops and social events; update and keep you informed and connected to our Outpost London Community to help you survive this vibrant city of London.

We keep you informed via our Outpost London website, weekly mailing list and via Outpost London Closed Group on Facebook. 

Additionally, we offer practical assistance to partners wanting to continue, develop, adapt or re-start their career, or to those who are contemplating to volunteer, follow a course or further their education.

Departure: Through our global network we can give you assistance with and information on your next move, be it repatriation or another posting. We can also assist you with any questions you may have about leaving the UK.


Email us:

Visit us: Room 236, Shell International Trading & Shipping Company, 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0ZA

Call us: +44(0) 207546 2256/ 2236

Outpost London Opportunities

In the UK, volunteering is recognised as work experience and is a valuable way to ensure that you fill the gaps in your CV.

Outpost London needs organised and committed volunteers to join us to help us support Shell employees and their families before and during a new assignment or repatriation and on departure from the UK, with non-contractual matters related to their move.

Contact us for more information.

Outpost London

Office hours: Monday - Thursday 10.00 - 15.00 Friday - Closed
Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish,Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Hakka, Tagalog, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and French
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