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Responsibility:
3.3/5
 
Work Life Balance:
4/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.8/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
4.2/5
 
Company Culture:
3.8/5
 
Career Progression:
3.8/5
 
Colleagues:
4.1/5
 
Training:
3.8/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.8/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.8/5
 

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Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Quality Job Title: Quality Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control Department: Chemicals Job Title: Graduate Chemical Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Upstream Projects Job Title: Process Engineering

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Process Development Job Title: Chemical Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Reservoir Development Job Title: Geoscientist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Safety Adviser Department: Project Engineering Job Title: Construction Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Offshore Engineering Support Job Title: Production Support Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Job Title: Graduate Process Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: UEC Job Title: Electrical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Department: Procurement & Supply Chain Management Job Title: PSCM Category Specialist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Job Title: Drilling Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Downstream Job Title: Graduate Chemical and Process Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Projects Job Title: Project Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Process Safety Job Title: Process Safety Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Job Title: Geoscientist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Engineering Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Analysis Department: Exploration Performance Job Title: Commercial Analyst


Industry: Banking and Finance, Sales & Trading Department: Strategy Job Title: Strategy Consultant

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Chemicals manufacture Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

Industry: Arts & Media, Marketing Executive Department: Marketing

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Formulated Products Technology Job Title: Automotive Engineering Graduate

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Subsea Operations Job Title: Subsea Operations Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Upstream Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Banking and Finance, Sales & Trading Department: Crude Oil Trading Operations Job Title: Commercial Graduate - Crude Oil Trading Operator

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Operations Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Banking and Finance, Sales & Trading Department: Commercial Oil & Gas Job Title: Commercial Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Sales & Trading

Industry: Banking and Finance, Sales & Trading Department: IST Job Title: Trading Graduate

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Commissioning Job Title: Commissioning Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Job Title: Integrated geoscientist - Development & Production

Industry: Banking and Finance, Sales & Trading Department: IST Job Title: Commercial Graduate IST

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Global Projects Organisation Job Title: Subsea Project Engineer

Industry: Buying and Selling, Retail (Buying) Department: Indirect Procurement Job Title: Sourcing Specialist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Industry: Buying and Selling, Retail (Buying) Department: Indirect Procurement - Sourcing Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Projects Job Title: Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Shipping Job Title: Graduate Marine Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Reliability and Maintenance/North Sea Job Title: Operations Critical Telecommunications Engineer

Industry: Banking and Finance, Sales & Trading Department: Analytics Job Title: Market Analyst

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Reservoir Development / North Sea Job Title: Geoscience Graduate

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Projects Job Title: Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Sunbury EOR Job Title: Reservoir Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Upstream Job Title: Project Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Pipeline Engineer

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), HR Advisor Department: Exploration Function HR Job Title: HR Advisor

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), Human Resources Graduate Scheme Department: Global HR Operations Job Title: HR Coordinator

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: projects Job Title: Project Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Department: North Sea Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Trading Job Title: Commercial Development Analyst

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), HR Advisor Job Title: HR Advisor

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Deepwater Angola Projects - Global Project Orgainisation Job Title: Process Safety Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: Finance Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Construction Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Projects Job Title: Construction Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Discipline Engineer Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Integrity

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Procurement Job Title: Category Specialist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Department: Upstream Job Title: Procurement and Supply Chain

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Angola Ops Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Field Management Job Title: Petroleum Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Discipline Engineering Team Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Aeronautical Engineer Department: Project Management Job Title: Construction Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Rotating Equipment Job Title: Rotating Equipment Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Upstream Technology Job Title: Reservoir Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management Department: Angola Projects Job Title: Environmental and Social Advisor

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist Department: Exploration Job Title: Geologist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Department: Shipping Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist Department: Unconventionals Job Title: Geologist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Hull Research and Technology Centre Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Telecommunications Job Title: Operations Critical Telecoms Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Reservoir Management Job Title: Intergrated Geoscientist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Job Title: Reservoir Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: Lubricants SPU Job Title: Sales and marketing graduate

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), HR Advisor Department: Human Resources Job Title: HR Advisor

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Job Title: Graduate

Department: Downstream - Refining and Marketing Job Title: Graduate Chemical and Process Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Project Services Job Title: Project Controls Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Offshore Operations Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Upstream Oil and Gas Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry Department: Upstream Job Title: Enhanced Oil Recovery Chemist

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy Job Title: Graduate accounts

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Product Control Job Title: Product Control Analyst

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Enviornmental Job Title: Enviornmental Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Geophysical Operations Job Title: Geophysicist

Industry: Arts & Media, Brand Management Department: Sales and Marketing Job Title: GTX Assistant Global Brand Manager

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management Department: Integrated Supply and Trading Job Title: Project Manager

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Subsea Job Title: Project Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Civil Engineering Department: Upstream Projects Job Title: Pipeline Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Upstream Operations Job Title: Subsea Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Subsea Engineering/North Sea Job Title: Subsea Systems Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Projects Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Operations Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Wells Job Title: Drilling Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Job Title: Reservoir Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Reservoir Management Job Title: Geoscience Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Process Development, European Acetyls Job Title: Graduate Chemical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: BP Investment Management Job Title: BPIM Analyst

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Exploration Job Title: Geoscientist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Logistics Procurement Job Title: Category Specialist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: projects Job Title: Mechanical engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist Department: Exploration Job Title: Geologist

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), HR Advisor Department: Legal, Ethics and Compliance Job Title: HR Advisor

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Job Title: Category Specialist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Acetyls Job Title: Chemical Engineer

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Company Accounts & Finance Management Department: Internal Control - Global Oil Europe Job Title: Internal Control Anaylst

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Civil & Pipeline Team Job Title: Pipeline Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Wells Job Title: Drilling Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Downstream Job Title: Graduate Process Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Seismic Imaging and Analysis Job Title: Geophysicist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Job Title: Electrical Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Process Engineering Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Shipping and Offshore Oil Installations Job Title: Naval Architect

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Drilling engineering Job Title: Drilling Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Wells/Well Interventions Job Title: Well Intervention Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist Department: Exploration and Appraisal, Aberdeen Job Title: Geologist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Offshore Operations Job Title: Petroleum Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry Job Title: Graduate Chemist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Reservoir Management Job Title: Geophysicist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: North Sea Job Title: Petrophysicist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Job Title: PSCM Specialist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: London

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Wells Engineering Job Title: Well Testing Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Job Title: Graduate Chemical Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Job Title: Instrument and SIS Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Job Title: Geophysicist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Drilling Job Title: Drilling Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Job Title: Petrophysicist Challenger

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Job Title: Petroleum Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control Department: Oil and Gas Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry Department: Refining and Marketing, Technology Job Title: Graduate Chemist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry Department: Fuel and Lubricant Research Job Title: Graduate Chemist

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain Department: Rotating Equipment Job Title: Category Specialist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist Department: Azerbaijan Job Title: Geologist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Global Projects Organisation Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Job Title: Drilling Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Petrochemicals Job Title: Project / Chemical Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Job Title: Geophysicist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry Job Title: Industrial Hygienist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Sunbury Job Title: Control and Automation Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: UK Job Title: Electrical Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Drilling Job Title: Drilling Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Job Title: Performance Analyst

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management Job Title: Environmental Advisor

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Castrol Lubricant Development Job Title: Graduate Automotive Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Oil and Gas Exploration Job Title: Chemical/Process Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Job Title: Naval Architect

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist Department: New Well Delivery Job Title: Geologist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Job Title: Business Analyst

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: PMO

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT/Technical Support Job Title: Service Delivery Graduate

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Operations Job Title: Subsea Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Onshore Support Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management Department: Safety and Operational Risk Job Title: Asset Environmental Advisor

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Subsea & Floating Systems Team Job Title: Subsea Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Engineering and Operations Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Seismic Delivery Job Title: Geophysicist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: North Africa Job Title: Petroleum Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Aberdeen Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Analysis Department: Finance - Strategy and Planning Job Title: Finance Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Job Title: FX Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Analysis Department: Gas Trading Europe & LNG Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist Department: New Well Delivery Job Title: Geologist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control Department: Process and Process Safety Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Operations Job Title: Production Support Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Job Title: Instrument & Control Engineer

Industry: Banking and Finance, Sales & Trading Department: IST Job Title: Trader Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Shipping Job Title: Naval Architect

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Integrity Management Job Title: Materials and Corrosion Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Oil and Gas Job Title: Completions Engineer

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain Job Title: Materials Management Specialist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Oil and Gas Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Chemical Engineer Department: Hull Research and Technology Centre Job Title: Process Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: Subsea Operations Job Title: Subsea Controls Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Job Title: Petroleum Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Reservoir Management Job Title: Geophysicist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: North Africa Job Title: Geologist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Oil and Gas Job Title: Reservoir Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Job Title: Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Petroleum Exploration Job Title: Geologist

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Analysis Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry Job Title: Graduate Chemist

Industry: Science and R&D, Petrophysicist Department: North Sea Job Title: Petrophysicist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Angola Region Job Title: Production Geoscientist

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry Department: Engine oils and lubricants Job Title: Graduate Chemist

Industry: Banking and Finance, Sales & Trading Job Title: Oil Trader

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist Department: Well Planning Job Title: Graduate Geoscientist

Industry: Science and R&D, Petrophysicist Department: Production Job Title: Petrophysicist

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), Customer Service Department: Stafford Northbound M6 Job Title: Customer Service Assistant

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Analysis Department: Gas Markets Job Title: Graduate Challenger

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Application Advice:

Have a range of evidence to support your application form answers; don't just use all university or all work examples.

Interview Advice:

Don't be a robot; show your personality and individuality.

Graduate Engineer, at BP
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Application Advice:

Ensure you have done background research and understand the companies 5 core values

Interview Advice:

Given practical situations relating to my role which required on the spot thinking

Quality Engineer, Quality at BP
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Application Advice:

Focus on your competencies, and do your research into the oil and gas sector before applying.

Interview Advice:

For technical interviews - understand the fundamentals of your discipline.
For competency interviews - rehearse a few answers and scenarios beforehand, so that you can talk about different situations if asked. Focus on what "you" did in each scenario.

Graduate Chemical Engineer, Chemicals at BP
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Application Advice:

Be flexible in location and be prepared to live in remote locations if necessary.

Interview Advice:

Read up on a variety of material and always talk through your thought process.

Process Engineering, Upstream Projects at BP
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Application Advice:

Make it personal, include anecdotes and relevant stories. Avoid packing the application with generic buzzwords; HR reps can see right through that.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and really drill in the company's values a couple of weeks before any interviews. It should feel second nature to behave in ways which reflect those values. That way you should have a few things less to worry about and can excel in your interviews by being the best version of yourself.

Chemical Engineer, Process Development at BP
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Application Advice:

Bear in mind there are far more people submitting an initial application than there are jobs available. Take your time and don't do anything silly that'll get you screened out before you have a chance to show yourself off in later stages. Read everything twice, and think about how you can demonstrate not only your technical skills but also your personality through your answers.

Interview Advice:

Don't focus on the industry specific knowledge when preparing for interview. A deep technical foundation is more important, because everyone is very willing to teach you the petroleum bits on the job. If you have a fundamental understanding of the principles which guide earth processes, and an attitude that you're willing to learn, that is more important. I would also advise checking out the five company values - you'll need to fit them to fit in here.

Geoscientist, Reservoir Development at BP
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Application Advice:

Highly recommend applying due to opportunities for travel, good pay and challenging work

Interview Advice:

Research company thoroughly

Construction Engineer, Project Engineering at BP
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Application Advice:

As with any application - sell yourself!

Interview Advice:

Brush up on your first principles.

Production Support Engineer, Offshore Engineering Support at BP
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Application Advice:

Do it early and research the different roles and the company's aims and philosophies.

Interview Advice:

Try to have solid examples that demonstrate all the key skills (communication, organisation, initiative etc), and try to make these different from others.

For the technical interview make sure you are comfortable with all fundamental chemical engineering principles.

Graduate Process Engineer, at BP
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Application Advice:

Get your application in early as jobs are given on a first come first serve basis.

Interview Advice:

Ensure that this is the role you want.

Electrical Engineer, UEC at BP
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Application Advice:

Do research about which area within PSCM you are most interested in because you may be in your first placement for a long time.

PSCM Category Specialist, Procurement & Supply Chain Management at BP
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Application Advice:

Consider if you would like to work in Aberdeen for the foreseeable future.

Project Engineer, Projects at BP
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Application Advice:

Apply in a few years once we're employing again!

If the application process is similar, take note of the company values and really integrate them into your answers.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you know your basic technical skills - not the fancy final year stuff, but your real building blocks of your degree from 1st/2nd year.

If you don't know or struggle with a question, make sure you always talk through your thinking with the interviewer. Only 1/3 of the marks are for technical, the other 2/3s are on your ability to communicate with your interviewer.

Process Safety Engineer, Process Safety at BP
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Application Advice:

Energy and focus on safety are a must

Mechanical Engineer, Engineering at BP
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Application Advice:

Use any industrial experience you have and apply it to BP.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in your answers. Don't be afraid to disagree with your interviewer/group.

Commercial Analyst, Exploration Performance at BP
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Application Advice:

Be well prepared, know the company and the industry.

Interview Advice:

Ask honest questions, be relaxed, take interest in the values of the company and its position in the market.

Strategy Consultant, Strategy at BP
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Application Advice:

Lots of competition, but prove your competency as well as technical skills to get noticed.

Process Engineer, Chemicals manufacture at BP
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Application Advice:

Complete the application and submit as soon as the positions become available. Spread the process over two days if needs be but the faster (whilst being attentive to detail) you are, the greater chance you have.

Interview Advice:

Be calm.
Be polite.
Be honest, if you don't know - say it. You're not expected to know everything!

, at BP
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Application Advice:

Study the values and behaviours of BP and keep coming back to these as the base of your application.

, Marketing at BP
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Application Advice:

Have a strong grasp of your technical area and fuels & lubricants technology.

Be aspirational, do more than the minimum and strive for excellent work.

Look into BP internships prior to the graduate scheme (if not too late in your degree). These give you an excellent chance to see if working in BP is for you, and also gives you a headstart in the graduate application process.

Interview Advice:

Have good examples of teamwork and competency based questions.

Know your engineering basics.

Automotive Engineering Graduate, Formulated Products Technology at BP
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you have an understanding of the scale of what BP does, and demonstrate how you align with its values - these are upheld throughout all of the business, they are not a corporate cliche.

Interview Advice:

For the personal interview, ensure that you have personal and honest examples of where you have demonstrated alignment to BPs values.
For the technical interview, make sure you know the basics (1st and 2nd year) within your field, and understand some of the detail of the function/role you are applying to. Great if you can also link your experience to a challenge BP faces.
For the assessment centre, there is no real preparation required. Just be relaxed, listen carefully to all perspectives, and show drive without dominating people. Ask the most quiet person in the room for their opinion; sometimes it is the most valuable.

Subsea Operations Engineer, Subsea Operations at BP
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Application Advice:

Spend time researching the company and thinking about why you want to work there.

Mechanical Engineer, Upstream at BP
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Application Advice:

There are a lot of steps to the interview, make sure you put in the time and research at each stage to maximise your chances of getting through

Interview Advice:

At the assessment day, make sure you actively participate in the tasks, but don't be overbearing

Commercial Graduate – Crude Oil Trading Operator, Crude Oil Trading Operations at BP
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Application Advice:

It is important that you ensure your application aligns with the company values (One Team, Excellence, Respect, Safety and Courage).

Interview Advice:

Ensure you have gone over the key chemical engineering concepts (e.g. heat transfer) prior to the technical interview. A decent understanding of the oil and gas value chain is potentially important.

Process Engineer, Operations at BP
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Application Advice:

Know the BP values

Commercial Analyst, Commercial Oil & Gas at BP
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Application Advice:

Apply Early!

Interview Advice:

Prepare for general questions on the oil markets

, at BP
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Application Advice:

If you are applying for trading jobs generally, try to find out what the differences between trading at an energy firm vs a bank are and decide what suits you best - they are quite different

Trading Graduate, IST at BP
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Application Advice:

It is good to be fairly familiar with the industry, being able to give examples and supporting evidence in discussions adds weight to your argument.
The answer you give is not always as important as the thought path you used to get there, it is therefore important to discuss how you reached a particular answer and conversly why you discounted others.

Commissioning Engineer, Commissioning at BP
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Application Advice:

A background in geology is essential but detailed knowledge of petroleum geology is not, as you will learn on the job, so perhaps showing ability to learn is more important.
Also useful is knowledge of the oil & gas industry as a whole and the other parts of the business apart from the one you are applying to.
Displaying skills such as communication and teamwork, in line with BP's values is also very important.

Interview Advice:

Technical questions about the nature of source, reservoir and cap rock. Questions about my degree (eg. mapping project). Shown pictures of core and seismic cross-sections and asked to describe reservoir/geology.
Personal interview not technical at all, but focussed on how I had displayed BP's values and challenges I had overcome.

Integrated geoscientist – Development & Production, at BP
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Application Advice:

Learn about oil and gas industry
BP code of conduct is important

Interview Advice:

Deal lifecycle of oil business

Commercial Graduate IST, IST at BP
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Application Advice:

Do not delay in applying once the application system opens.

Interview Advice:

None

Subsea Project Engineer, Global Projects Organisation at BP
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Application Advice:

Be honest.

Interview Advice:

Focus as much on interpersonal skills as much as technical
Don't say what you think the recruiter is looking to hear.

Sourcing Specialist, Indirect Procurement at BP
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Application Advice:

#NAME?

Interview Advice:

#NAME?

, Procurement and Supply Chain Management at BP
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Application Advice:

Ensure you have something in your CV that makes you different. A lot of people will be coming out of university with a degree - what makes you different to them? Do you have any relevant work expereicne or life experience?

When submitting your online application, try and gear your answers towards the 5 values of BP - safety, courage, excellence, respect and one team. Try not to be generic "I played rugby and was part of a team"... try to be different and show how you used a combination of the values to succeed.

eg. When working in a project team, you showed courage to question a group decision which lead to a change in approach and ultimately to winning a prize (excellence)

Interview Advice:

Do not feel you need to have in depth knowledge of specific BP examples or of the oil/gas industry. The interviewers want to see how you apply yourself and how you solve problems.

In the technical interview you will be given 2 scenarios to work through and discuss. If successful, you will progress to an assessment centre. You cannot prepare for the assessment centre, other than thinking through the problems presented logically. All of the stages are designed to test how you apply yourself - not to catch you out.

Procurement Specialist, Indirect Procurement – Sourcing at BP
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Application Advice:

Use a wide range of experiences in covering the competencies asked for. Ensure it is spell checked and makes sense, have someone else read it if possible or read it out loud to yourself. Ensure your answers target the specific skill/competency asked for so that your answer will stand out and you can demonstrate your interest.

Interview Advice:

Know the competencies BP required as the questions will be based around these. There will be a number of case studies within the interview process which are usually quite interesting and are not something to majorly worry about. It is most important to be relaxed and be courteous to others who are in the interview, if it is a group assessment.

Engineer, Projects at BP
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Application Advice:

#NAME?

Interview Advice:

#NAME?

Graduate Marine Engineer, Shipping at BP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, research the company and use your university careers service. Practice interviews and assessment centre exercises. Always use the work "I" in your responses.

Interview Advice:

Always use the work "I" in your responses. Smile, be yourself, practice your question answers and core competency responses.

Operations Critical Telecommunications Engineer, Reliability and Maintenance/North Sea at BP
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Application Advice:

highlight your achievements but be humble. It doesn't come off well if you've set up 3 of your own companies by the time you're 20 (even though it may be true!).

Interview Advice:

Know the company and it's values. More than anything though, ability to perform that role is the most important thing and will be awarded if evident.

Market Analyst, Analytics at BP
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to spend time on filling out the application form, it's long but important to give high quality answers. You can save your progress and come back to it over several sessions.

Interview Advice:

Obviously you need technical knowledge of the role you are applying for but also find out about the companies values and non-technical competencies. Have a few examples of how you have displayed each of those competencies during your course as well as through extra-curricular activities

Geoscience Graduate, Reservoir Development / North Sea at BP
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Application Advice:

Ensure you ask lots of questions of existing graduates to make sure that you are applying for the right role - there are lots of different areas that you can apply for and it can be difficult to change once you are in the role.

Interview Advice:

Have a Basic understanding of the Oil and Gas industry. Ask questions.

Engineer, Projects at BP
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Application Advice:

Do your homework

Interview Advice:

Relax

Reservoir Engineer, Sunbury EOR at BP
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Application Advice:

Not much advice to give on the application...

Interview Advice:

Try and get a flavour of the discipline that you are applying for by reading around the basics - you don't need to digest a textbook but you should be able to demonstrate basic application of technical knowledge gained at university.

Show creativity and avoid practicing for pre-meditated interview questions.

Pipeline Engineer, at BP
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Application Advice:

Give specific examples of your best qualities - say how and when you learned quickly on the job rather than just saying you're a fast learner. Tell the company who you are and what you're passionate about.

Interview Advice:

You don't have to have the 'right' answers - at this stage, employers are looking for potential and a way of thinking and analysing. Show you can think on your feet and be engaged in the interview process.

HR Advisor, Exploration Function HR at BP
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Application Advice:

Organisational skills, time management and the ability to prioritise will be key in order to succeed.

Interview Advice:

Think about how this specific role contributes and affects the entire company so that you are fully aware of the vast importance and responsibilities of this function.

HR Coordinator, Global HR Operations at BP
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Application Advice:

Take safety seriously in the interview, its a large part of the industry.

Interview Advice:

-Be able to answer technical competencies.
-Demonstrate your thinking process effectrively, so they can see your problem solving skills.

Project Engineer, projects at BP
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Application Advice:

Be honest about what you have achieved, and talk passionately about it.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and do not try and be cocky. Remember that you are speaking to professionals who have carried out many interviews. Over confidence never comes across well. Try and be relaxed and answer questions with honesty and passion.

Procurement Specialist, North Sea at BP
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Application Advice:

Read up on the company values and make sure you include them in your application.

Interview Advice:

Keep the company values in mind when answering questions.

Commercial Development Analyst, Trading at BP
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Application Advice:

- Know the company and the sector
- be familiar with the company's values
- have a close look at the Candidate Charter and get in touch with somebody working for BP to ask questions (if possible)

Interview Advice:

Interviews are competency based and technical. Competencies are mostly based on BP's values & behaviours. Questions can be about team work, continuous improvement etc.

HR Advisor, at BP
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Application Advice:

Take the time to complete the application form well and show off what you have to offer.

Process Safety Engineer, Deepwater Angola Projects – Global Project Orgainisation at BP
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Application Advice:

Make sure to research the values and behaviors of BP. This company lives by these values. Be interested in the role you're applying for and show yourself. It is a very people orientated company, so you have to make a good personal impression.

Interview Advice:

Standard questions. Competency based tests. Team assessments.

Analyst, Finance at BP
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Application Advice:

Heavily recommend applying.
Very good and highly regarded graduate scheme

Interview Advice:

Prepare thoroughly about the company

Construction Engineer, Construction at BP
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Application Advice:

Show a diverse range of experiences, these can be from work experience, university education, volunteering or sports/hobbies. It is important to demonstrate that you are able to draw on numerous experiences during your future role and how you have developed because of them.

Interview Advice:

Have a clear understanding of why you want to work for BP and the particular role you have applied for. It is good to have a long term vision of where you want your career to go in 10 years time.

Construction Engineer, Projects at BP
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Application Advice:

Consider your application form carefully and try and use examples from a range of activities rather than focused in one area.

Interview Advice:

Prepare by reviewing core chemical engineering principles

Process Engineer, Discipline Engineer at BP
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Application Advice:

Be well rounded, read company values and make sure you reference them

Interview Advice:

Confidence, team player

, Integrity at BP
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Application Advice:

Concentrate on the core BP competencies and frame your conversations and application around them.

Interview Advice:

Again - concentrate on the competencies and frame your answers using the STAR format. HSSE is a big BP focus, so think of examples of how you have positively impacted safety.

Category Specialist, Procurement at BP
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Application Advice:

Research the industry.

Procurement and Supply Chain, Upstream at BP
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Application Advice:

Apply as early as possible and practice the amplitude tests online before you take the real thing.

Interview Advice:

Take your time with answering questions, dont push in during group work work as a team and value everyones opinions.

Mechanical Engineer, Angola Ops at BP
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Application Advice:

The interviews and assessment days are as much about learning as performing. Show development and improvement.

Petroleum Engineer, Field Management at BP
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Application Advice:

There are a number of steps starting from an online application and going on to an interview then assessment centre. Take your time with the application form, better to spend five hours on one form than five hours on five forms - it will show.
The majority of graduate jobs go to people who have done internships so I couldn't recommend this more.

Interview Advice:

At the interview be aware of work you've done at uni - projects, basic subject knowledge etc. Be aware of the values of BP, especially safety as well as the commercial aspects. A very basic knowledge of what the oil industry does won't hurt.

Mechanical Engineer, Discipline Engineering Team at BP
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Application Advice:

Research and cover BP core values. Try to include an example where you have improved safety of a product or situation - either in University or outside.

Interview Advice:

Technical discipline specific - but using general engineering principles and common sense/imagincation so no specific knowledge of industry technology.

Competancy - they are looking for leaders, so try to get across you have leadership potential.

Construction Engineer, Project Management at BP
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Application Advice:

Know the company and the culture - and try to get an internship! The internship is where they recruit a large number of graduates and it gives you more chance to show how you work, especially if you're not good at interviews.

, at BP
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Application Advice:

Be prepared with good examples of how you've done challenging things in the past (ideally in a work environment).

Be a good team member during assesment centre.

Rotating Equipment Engineer, Rotating Equipment at BP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you take long term goals in to consideration and do not be swayed by short term benefits.

, at BP
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Application Advice:

Reflect upon the values and direction of the company, and how you fit into it.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and don't try to answer the questions how you think they should be answered! It's better to be unsure and have a conversation around what you know than to try to sound knowledgeable - your interviewers have a lot of experience and can catch this out.

Reservoir Engineer, Upstream Technology at BP
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Application Advice:

My application advice would be to do your research beforehand. BP has certain expectations of candidates, and, by doing a bit of research, you are far more aware of what these will be.

Interview Advice:

The same as above - if you are interviewing for a certain position, think about the sort of activities BP has going on and how your role would tie into that. Do the research and come up with a few broad case studies that can be applied in response to different questions.

Environmental and Social Advisor, Angola Projects at BP
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Application Advice:

Most applicants for the role will have a similar, strong, technical background. The ability the think clearly, reason and articulate opinions is far more important.

Geologist, Exploration at BP
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Application Advice:

Do your research before applying. Try and find an example that relates to each of the five BP values. You will almost certainly be asked for one. think about the part of the business you apply to very carefully. You need to show a real passion and interest in that area to be considered.

Interview Advice:

Do not worry about not having specific technical knowledge, the interviewers want to see how you try and think through problems and how you solve them. Be relaxed and think through your answers.

Procurement Specialist, Shipping at BP
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Application Advice:

Take the time before completing the applications to think of the best examples that answers the question. You don't have to had led an expedition up Mount Everest to impress whilst answering a "team work" type question.

Interview Advice:

You will be asked about what you wrote on your application form, so be sure to remember what that was! Be clear with answer about what *you* did/contributed, and try to have a couple of 'back up' examples to hand as well for the inevitable 'can you think of any other times when..." type question.

If you are applying for a technical role, expect some technical questions! they are not trying to trick you out, just to understand how you think and approach problems. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you are unsure.

Geologist, Unconventionals at BP
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Application Advice:

Apply early. The application process was the best of the companies I applied for. This process wil however l be for jobs in Sunbury, Pangbourne, Hull and Aberdeen. You do have some say over which location you will work at, but some graduates ended up going to places they wouldn't have picked.

Interview Advice:

Competency questions are a pain, but just take their advice and try and think of some good examples. The phone interview and technical interview were both very informal and quite enjoyable. The assessment centre was less so, being run by HR rather than engineers. The technical interview and assessment centre were both held in Sunbury which is awkward to get to...

Process Engineer, Hull Research and Technology Centre at BP
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Application Advice:

Try your hardest to implement the behaviours and values of the company with the application and show that you share these behaviours.

Operations Critical Telecoms Engineer, Telecommunications at BP
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Application Advice:

Spend lots of time on your application. Understand scientific principles behind the job you are apply for and be prepared to demonstrate this at interview.

Interview Advice:

Have to display many different competencies, technical skills, team working skills and individual analysis and presentation skills.

Intergrated Geoscientist, Reservoir Management at BP
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Application Advice:

Research the company values and look for evidence of you using them. Research BP's business models and follow it in the news.

Interview Advice:

Use strategic analysis as much as possible. In the group interview it is quality over quantity - make observed judgements rather than hollow 'lets consider the time here'.

Sales and marketing graduate, Lubricants SPU at BP
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Application Advice:

Take time over your application form and get it checked by your careers service

Interview Advice:

Prepare fully for the interviews and assessment centre, the interviews are behavioural and technical. Behavioural can be prepared for by creating a matrix of core competencies and past experiences from univeristy, school and social/sports clubs (e.g. leading a team, giving feedback etc.)
The technical questions assume you have a thorough knowledge of what HR is and what they do.

HR Advisor, Human Resources at BP
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you read up on the company's corporate culture and values - this really is a major focus at present, as with all large organisations.

Interview Advice:

Technical interviews are scenario-based, so revise the basics of your discipline and come armed with some knowledge of the industry itself.

Graduate Chemical and Process Engineer, Downstream – Refining and Marketing at BP
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Application Advice:

Be a good team player in the assement centre as it seems like they don't hire graduates who are arrogant and don't fit well into teams

Emphasise the things outside of work as there are a lot of "extra-curricular" things you can do through the company.

Interview Advice:

Technical knowledge wasn't overly important in my interview, but a logical approach to questions and scenario and good "soft skills" very very important.

Project Controls Engineer, Project Services at BP
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Application Advice:

Be patient - it is a long form to fill in. Structure all competency answers fully and give clear, well thought out examples (and try not to repeat any of them).

Interview Advice:

There were two interviews (face to face) - a competency based one and a technical one. the competency one was more of a guided conversation about the comments you put in your form or CV rather than direct questions like I had seen elsewhere.
the technical one was quite simple, and was clearly aiming to show that you can use engineering judgement and awareness of the subject to apply to various industry problems, rather than just recite equations.

There was also an assessment centre, which had numerous group-based tasks such as presentations, negotiations, interviews etc all based on a case study.

Process Engineer, Offshore Operations at BP
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate: Your ability to understand the views and ideas of others; your ability to think with logic and reason; and your ability to get your point across clearly.

Process Engineer, Upstream Oil and Gas at BP
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Application Advice:

Use the core values to tailor your answers in your application form

Interview Advice:

Behave as part of a team, don't be overly competitive.

Graduate accounts, at BP
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Application Advice:

Have a keen interest in Oil and Energy, or being willing to learn about the Oil Industry. I believe I got the role at BP because I had an Economic background from my degree but I also ran a Bio-Diesel project whilst at University.

Interview Advice:

Be able to think about Social, Politcal, Economic, Technological, and Environmental factors when at the technical interview. Even if you have never come across the scenario before, think of the impacts of the situation (Oil spills as an obvious example).

Product Control Analyst, Product Control at BP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you include lots of real life experiences and have an interesting CV the company wants real people who have done interesting things with their lives so far. Be detailed.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, give examples and don't be scared to admit if you don't know something

Enviornmental Engineer, Enviornmental at BP
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Application Advice:

Research the role well - your interest in the role should manifest itself in some basic knowledge of the field you want to work in. Read up on the company and in the case of geophysics, read up on the basics.

Interview Advice:

As above. Be nice and courteous in the group application.

Geophysicist, Geophysical Operations at BP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you have good examples of where you have displayed different skill sets.

Interview Advice:

Treat it as a friendly conversation, not just an interview. A smile and a 'how are you' goes a long way.

GTX Assistant Global Brand Manager, Sales and Marketing at BP
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Application Advice:

Understand BP and what we do
Understand what you're applying for
Be concise and to the point

Interview Advice:

Demonstrate your personality.
Understand BP's values and what we stand for

Project Manager, Integrated Supply and Trading at BP
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Application Advice:

Work hard at university, understand the basics, develop your extra curricular.

Interview Advice:

Be honest, down to earth and engage with the BP employees interviewing you. Get as much information out of the BP employees as you can, that will help you work out if they are the kind of people you want to work with. Have a basic understanding of the industry.

Project Engineer, Subsea at BP
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Application Advice:

Be bold in your application, and get it in early

Interview Advice:

Be honest and ask lots of questions, ESPECIALLY if you don't know the answer!

Pipeline Engineer, Upstream Projects at BP
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Application Advice:

Soft skills are very important. Talk about leadership experiences you have had.

Subsea Engineer, Upstream Operations at BP
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Application Advice:

Be detailed and precise when answering questions, there will be follow up in the interviews

Interview Advice:

The technical section of the interview focuses more on how you answer questions rather than if you get the right answer, explain your thought process and don't worry about getting the wrong answer.

Subsea Systems Engineer, Subsea Engineering/North Sea at BP
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself don't pretend to know everything because you don't. Participate in everything even if you don't really understand and in the technical interview speak your thought processes out loud so the interviewers can see where you are getting your ideas from.

Mechanical Engineer, Projects at BP
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Application Advice:

Previous experience advisable. Be honest! Long process but worth it if successful.

Interview Advice:

General mechanical knowledge expected. Previous internship/ industrial experience highly recommended.

Mechanical Engineer, Operations at BP
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Application Advice:

Spend time on the application. I took 2 weeks filling mine in but it was worth it.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the company's history. It's only just over 100 years old and the key events will only take 10 minutes to learn.

I had a technical interview and the only thing I had to remember from university was the equation for pressure at depth in a fluid

Drilling Engineer, Wells at BP
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Application Advice:

Do NOT complete your application in one day/one sitting. Print it off, type your answers to each question, get someone else to review it, preferably 2 people.
The recruiters can tell how much time you have put into it...
Also, when picking examples, think about what will make you stand out because there are loads of applications each year!

Interview Advice:

Tell us a time when you... Situational questions will be asked during the HR interview.
The technical interview consists of scenarios you will be given based on your discipline. In my case i was shown a well drawing and asked for ways i could increase oil production.

The questions will be tailored to what you studied in University not necesarily the role you are applying to, so you should be familiar with them.

Reservoir Engineer, at BP
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Application Advice:

Apply early, and take your time over the application form. It is not unreasonable to spend an hour a day for a week filling out a job application.

Make sure your application "talks to" the company's values.

Write your application in an easy to digest way, bulleted lists are generally better than continuous prose.

Think about competancy style/soft skill questions. Have a number of examples of experiences you can use which demonstarte a diverse range of competancies in different environments.

Remember anything you put in your application is likely to be talked about at interview. Be prepared to expand.

Interview Advice:

As above, be prepared with a number of examples of experiences which demonstrate soft skill compenancies. Think about key values the company has, eg is teamwork specifically mentioned on their website? Also think of competancies which play to your particular strengths, perhaps you have a lot of experience of leadership, or communicating through public speaking etc. Be prepared for the question about a weakness and how you overcome it.

Technical interviews are not designed to catch you out, revise if it makes you more comfortable but it shouldn't be necessary. I didn't. They just want to find out how much you know, how much you can work out with guidance beyond your current knowledge.

Dress smart, arrive early, be polite and courteous.

Try to relax and be yourself!

Geoscience Graduate, Reservoir Management at BP
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Application Advice:

Consider when you have demonstrated the company values as these will form the basis of application and interview questions.

Graduate Chemical Engineer, Process Development, European Acetyls at BP
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Application Advice:

Focus on drive and commercial acumen. What do you bring to a role - what are your key skillsets.

Interview Advice:

I still don't know the correct answer to this one - "tell me about a time that you have been totally overwhelmed".

BPIM Analyst, BP Investment Management at BP
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Application Advice:

Focus on being technically excellent. You can be taught how to apply your knowledge to our particular sector after you join, but if you can't think cleverly and aren't confident on the underlying principles then that's more of a problem. So show off your brain at interviews, not your polish.

Interview Advice:

I was asked a lot that was relatively curve ball (not having done an industry specific course at uni), but take your time, think aloud, and don't be afraid to say 'I can get to here but then I'm stuck' and ask for help.

Geoscientist, Exploration at BP
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Application Advice:

Have work experience

Interview Advice:

Be a team player

Category Specialist, Logistics Procurement at BP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and like with any role, it has to be a two-way fit. You have to make sure it is the sort of place you want to spend 8hrs a day, 5 days a week. The application process is long but someone has to get a job at the end of it.

If you have the chance to apply and do an internship, it's the best way to try a company out (and they tend to fill the graduate positions from here first).

Interview Advice:

It was a long time ago.

Mechanical engineer, projects at BP
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Application Advice:

Take your time and put in as much effort as you can to sell yourself to full effect.

Interview Advice:

Demonstrate your passion, know yourself, be confident

Geologist, Exploration at BP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself

Interview Advice:

Protray BP's values and behaviours

HR Advisor, Legal, Ethics and Compliance at BP
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Application Advice:

Research website, ensure you have relevant experience and be clear what BP do and why you want a job there. Also important how you will improve BP.

Mechanical Engineer, at BP
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Application Advice:

Highly recommend.
Research the role beforehand.
Ask lots of questions- the recruitment team is very good and is on hand to help.
Explore the website- it contains good examples and guidelines to help in preparation for the process.

Interview Advice:

Ask questions and speak up during the assessment centre- but be respectful and be a team player.

Category Specialist, at BP
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