• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • I am a demurrage negotiator and am dealing with shipping costs for vessels carrying crude out of Iraq and Russia. I deal with different oil majors and state owned oil companies.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • My communication skills have improved significantly, however I have mainly learned about the oil industry and how the world of business works.


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • I love my work and BP is a terrific company to work for. I was apprehensive at work before starting the world of work but I haven't looked back.


  • 4. How valued do you feel by BP?
  • My opinion is extremely valuable to the leadership team as they seek continuous improvement, despite being further down the food chain we are listened to with great interest.


  • 5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • There is plenty of organisation and I feel comfortable with what I'm doing. I know who to go to if I have any issues and feel satisfied doing so.


  • 6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
  • I have a lot of support from a number of people who are in charge of different aspects of the programme. They are very knowledgeable and I have learned a lot from them.


  • 6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • There is plenty of support if ever I have any queries. I have different managers'tutors for different purposes whom I can go to when I deem necessary.


  • 7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
  • Salary is extraordinary for an 18 year old and I am able to live comfortably in London which says it all really. I live a 20 min walk from work in Canary Wharf in a great area.


  • 8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
  • Lots of drinks but very little variance barring that. I wish there were more sporting things like golf or squash which there used to be however I don't think BP is going down that route.


  • 9. Would you recommend BP to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • I love it, why wouldn't they. BP has a terrific work/life balance and a competitive rewards package with huge scope for improvement. If it didn't work out having a name like BP on your CV is great.

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BP?
  • Learn about the values at BP and have a basic knowledge of the industry. The assessment day is intense but just stay relaxed. Other than that- practice practice practice!


School Leaver Programme

Business & Administration

Central London & City

May 2017

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