NNPC/SPDC-JV Regional Livewire Nigeria Programme


Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is the pioneer and leader of the petroleum industry in Nigeria. We invest heavily in our employees, which is reflected in our industry-leading development programme and our commitment to see our employees’ ideas travel and come to fruition.

Location: Nigeria


  • The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the NNPC/SPDC/TotalEnergies/NAOC Joint Venture (SPDC-JV) announces the commencement of the SPDC-JV 2023 Regional LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme which focuses on youth enterprise development.
  • The programme aims to inspire, encourage and support young people aged 18-35 with training and financing to start their own businesses.

The Livewire Programme Objectives

  • Enable youths to establish businesses by exposing them to business planning and management skills through the ‘Become a Successful Business Owner Course’.
  • Provide business start-up grants for candidates with the best business plans.
  • Enable successful candidates to present their business plans to third parties such as financial institutions
  • and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).
  • Provide a volunteer mentoring programme for successful candidates.
  • Programme Content:
  • Pre-start up: – Value and Organize Yourself (VOY) Bright Ideas workshop (BI)
  • Become a Successful Business Owner (Business Planning & Management)
  • Value Chain workshop
  • Business Start-up (How to access finance & technology)
  • Post Start-up (Mentoring and Market linkages)
  • Requirements
  • Applications are Invited from:
  • Applicants who are indigenes of Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River or Edo States and who must be residents in their state of origin.
  • Must possess a University degree or HND in any discipline. Must not be in paid employment.
  • Must have an innovative business idea.
  • Must desire to own and manage a business.
  • Must not be a business owner for more than three (3) years. Applicants must not have previously benefitted from any Shell Community Skills & Enterprise Development Social Investment programme such as LiveWIRE, Community Skills Training, Agricultural programme, etc.Business Plan to relate to specified value chain sectors/areas, i.e.:
  • Agriculture
  • Clean Energy Solutions/Oil and Gas Social Enterprise
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail and Wholesale
  • ICT and Telecommunications.
  • Application Closing Date
  • Friday 22nd December, 2023.
  • Method of Application
  • Interested and qualified candidates should

Note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email or sms.

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