ASSA North LiveWIRE PLUS Programme 2023 at Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC)


The pioneer and industry titan in Nigeria’s petroleum sector is Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). Our industry-leading development program and dedication to seeing our workers’ ideas implemented are both direct results of the significant investment we make in our workforce.

Applications are invited for:

Title: ASSA North LiveWIRE PLUS Programme 2023

Location: Nigeria


  • LiveWIRE Nigeria is a youth enterprise development programme supported by SPDC JV.
  • The purpose of LiveWIRE is to improve opportunities for young people to realise their potential through the creation and development of their own businesses. Such businesses will contribute towards a more buoyant economy and communities with more fulfilled young people.
  • The programme aims to inspire, encourage and support young people aged 18 – 35 to start their own businesses.

The LiveWIRE Programme Objectives Are To

  • Enable youths to establish businesses by exposing them, to business planning and management guidelines and skills through the ‘Become a Successful Business Owner Course’.
  • Provide business start-up grant for candidates with the best business plans.
  • Link successful candidates to third parties like financial institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
  • Provide a volunteer mentoring programme for successful candidates.

Programme Content

  • Pre-start up: Value and Organize Yourself (VOY)
  • Bright Ideas workshop
  • Business Planning & Management (Become a Successful Business Owner
  • Value Chain Workshop
  • Business Start-up (How to access to finance & technology)
  • Post start Up (Mentoring and Market linkages).

Applications are invited from:

  • Must possess a University Degree or HND in any discipline
  • Must have completed NYSC if within mandatory bracket
  • Male and female applicants from Assa North PTF and Access Communities: Akabta, Egita, Ohiauga, Ikiri, Obite, Egbeda
  • Must be a between 18 to 35 years
  • Must be resident in their states of origin
  • Must not be in paid employment
  • Must have an innovative business idea
  • Must desire to own and manage a business
  • Must not have been in business for more than three (3) years
  • Applicant must not have previously benefitted from any Shell Community Skills & Enterprise Development Social Investment programme such as LiveWIRE, Community Skills Training, Agricultural programme
  • Relevance of Business Plan to SPDC specified value chain sectors/areas, which include:
    • Agriculture
    • Clean Energy Solutions /Oil and Gas
    • Social Enterprise
    • Manufacturing
    • Retail and Wholesale
    • ICT and Telecommunication.

The Benefits

  • For young people there is access to attractive, targeted, high quality, relevant programmes and opportunities to meet other young people with similar ambitions and challenges.
  • For the joint venture partners especially Shell, there are Public Relations, media and brand opportunities aimed at demonstrating commitment to local economic development. In addition because LiveWIRE works in the area of youth development and small business (which in nearly every country around the world are major political and social concerns), it can provide platforms to involve government to interact with youths/future leaders. LiveWIRE can also provide good opportunities for Shell Employee Volunteering programmes.

Application CLosing Date
9th May, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email.


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