• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • Commodity Risk Analyst: -Explaining PnL Moves and sending out these reports to traders -Reporting DOA breaches -Monitering new trades -Interacting with traders, operations and credit -Writing up a market commentary daily -Writing up monthly PnL commentary


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • -People skills, confidence to talk to anyone in the office & network -Excel skills -Business knowledge -Specific commodity risk knowledge -Able to talk about market movements for a range of products and locations


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • -I work with a good, friendly and helpful team -Every day is different in terms of what happens and what work I do -Being given proper responsibilities -Able to meet lots of people across the business who are on other graduate schemes etc. So lots of socialising with people my own age I have so far really enjoyed my time on the scheme and I'm glad I chose to do it


  • 4. How valued do you feel by BP?
  • Well valued as treated like any other employee (most people don't even know you're on the school leaver scheme) Being rewarded for good work Lots of involvement and inputs into ongoing improvement projects which will benefit the team in the future


  • 5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • Well structured in terms of training, having a clear plan ahead and having a mentor to guide you. There is a lot of support from anyone, especially if you seek out your own mentors


  • 6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
  • Quite a lot of support and know that if I have a question about something they will happily answer/provide help.


  • 6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • Manager: Gives me a lot of day to day support in my current role and team Manager of the scheme: Gives support for other questions and problems I may face Support is easily accessible


  • 7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
  • Covers my rent (London), travel and bills and still have money left over at the end of the month


  • 8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
  • Subsidised gym membership so can go to BP classes and meet other people Occasional networking events Opportunity to volunteer on a range of schemes which work closely with local schools


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

  • 9b. Why?
  • Good company to work for, you feel valued and get rewarded suitably. Lots of opportunity/field of work once you're inside the company Receive lots of career guidance and support Not treated as a 'school leaver' but rather as a 'proper' employee

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BP?
  • The assessment day was the part of the application I felt I'd done worst at, because I felt like I didn't know enough. I realised after that you aren't supposed to know everything - do your research - but if people ask you something you don't know, turn it into a learning opportunity rather than get panicked.


School Leaver Programme

Central London & City

May 2017

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