Cairo

Outpost Cairo is one of approximately 50 outposts worldwide. The organization is staffed by Shell partners and offers inside information and professional services on most aspects of living abroad. It supports employees, their partners and families facing the challenges of global mobility.

Outpost Cairo provides comprehensive information and advice on global relocation, career development, and repatriation. Together with our dedicated network of volunteers, we strive to contribute to your professional and personal well being.

Once we have received a transfer notification from Global HR, we will contact the new employee by email, already providing information and sharing our contact info. Sometimes a previsit is planned, during which we will meet the newcomers and provide an information package full of usefull tips to prepare the move to Cairo. Upon arrival we will provide a welcome pack with a.o. area maps and our custom made welcome guide with practical tips for settling in. New arrival will be invited for coffee as soon as possible after arrival to have a chat about where to find what.  We can put new arrivals in touch with others who share similar hobbies or interests.  Just tell us what you need to know in order to help you get started here and we will do our best to help you.

Outpost Cairo has an office space in a villa situated in Katameya Heights. The Outpost Cairo office is open every Sunday from 10 am -12 noon (except during school holidays), for a coffee, a chat or exchange of information. At other times there is always the possibility to make an appointment to meet with an Outpost representative. The Outpost office is situated in Katemeya Heights Golf & Tennis Resort, villa 149.

We will be in touch from time to time, once you are settled, with information that may be relevant to expats in this community and also to invite all Shell spouses to our coffee mornings or lunches (usually with a guest speaker).  We also provide updated Shell expats contact information lists and we can forward you contact details so that you are automatically invited on Shell spouses cultural outings, if you wish.

Outpost Cairo can also provide information on Shell locations worldwide, so that Shell employees who are considering their next move, have all the information they need before deciding which location is best for their family’s needs.  Contact us is you need information and if we don’t already have it, we have access to Outpost libraries worldwide via the GOS website – we will download the information you require and get it to you.

Where to find out information about Shell in Egypt and living here as a Shell Expat

If you are considering a move to Egypt we advise that you consult

1.  HR’s information on International Assignments, which can be found at http://sww.shell.com/hr/internationalmobility/lta

2.  You should also consult local HR’s Notes for Guidance for information specific to Egypt http://sww.shell.com/ep/epm/egypt/hr/nfg/main.html

N.B. Central HR in Kuala Lumpur or Egypt can clarify all queries on contractual matters  – Outpost can only help with non-contractual matters.

3.  This Outpost website will give you a lot of information and our photo gallery will give you some images to consider.

4.  Outpost Cairo’s Inside Guide to Cairo, 2016 which is packed with practical, non-contractual information.  You can access the document via the GOS website. If you have difficulty in obtaining a copy we can e-mail one to you.

Outpost Cairo is happy to answer any non-contractual questions you may have, however big or small.  Contact us on senv.sphinx@shell.com

Outpost Cairo Services :

  • Provide employees and their families with practical information about their current posting.
  • Offer candid and realistic suggestions for families on assignment.
  • Support families in cultural adjustment as they learn to appreciate their new home.
  • Advise on employment, professional development, language and academic opportunities.
  • Manage a network of volunteers in welcoming expatriate families.
  • Organize networking events for both expatriates and repatriates.
  • Hold information morning for all new arrivals.
  • Produce and distribute electronic newsletters.

Outpost Cairo

Focal point: Latha Venkatensan
Office hours: Sunday 9 am - 12 noon and on appointment Week-end is Friday-Saturday
Languages: English, Dutch, Czech, Arabic, Malay, Indonesia, Hindi
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