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2 Welcome Welcome to bp... application deadlines Hi there Everybody! everyone! Welcome First of all to welcome the BP Intern to the Newsletter BP Intern Newsletter This year s This edition year is we packed have full had of a very information fun and active on group loads of topics interns including who have the been available contributing internship many positions, different interviews areas of with current the business employees from Engineering, and useful tips Science, for the Business 2014 application and Trading. process. We are So whether all well spread you re interested out across in the a career country in with Engineering, people based Science in Aberdeen, or Business London, and Trading, Sunbury, it s Falkirk all here. and The 2013 Teesside committee to name understand but a few. Even that when with the you distance apply to there BP you is want still a a good genuine community idea of what you feel could as we be are doing all striving during towards your time the at same BP. Therefore, goal. we have sourced our information from We have current tried interns to compile across this all newsletter locations and to give disciplines you a broad that BP feel has for to the offer. great These interns have opportunities given their available opinions with on BP their and individual also what roles, it s like as well to work as on for many the company. different factors As such you won t we have find drawn on the on website; the wide such variety as nightlife, of people location and jobs and to even give you lunch! an honest So if you and want open an honest insight into idea an of internship what we all with do BP. first-hand Our intern and what stories it is talk really about like the to individual work for BP, roles keep we have on and reading! also things you won t find on the standard BP website; nightlife, location, lunch and some other perks that are not always flaunted! We have also managed to rope in a senior member of BP to give you an insight into their career. If you want to know first-hand the Editorial Team 2013 what it s like to be with BP then look no further. We hope you enjoy reading this as much as we did compiling it! The Intern Class of 2014 Newsletter Committee r Contents Graduates: 22nd September th December 2014 Interns: 22nd September th January 2015 Trading graduates and interns: 22nd September th November 2014 Discovery Days: 5th January 2015 when all places are filled Shadow an Intern: 5th January 2015 when all places are filled apply online Oliver Zhu James Hamilton-Wright Gareth McQueen Gordon Stewart Alastair Weeks Suzy Style Head of UK Graduate Resourcing Matt Deakin Craig Lawson Etienne Hupp Jimmy Watkins Tom Dobson BARNEY Jeffcoat Dick Sasha Dorai Rachel Clemo Internships are a fantastic opportunity to learn about BP and the nature of our work. You ll join our team doing real work on a current project bringing a fresh perspective while learning from experienced scientists, engineers and business and trading colleagues. As energy demand increases, people all over the world depend on our ability to find new energy sources and deliver it safely and sustainably. To achieve this we know that we need smart, talented people who want a career that matches their ambitions and rewards their efforts. Our internships provide you with invaluable experience, and the chance to learn and build skills, and could also provide you with an opportunity to join us as a graduate. Welcome 1 Science roles 3 Engineering roles 5 Business and Trading roles 7 Discover BP 9 Application process 11 Application extras 13 Careers in BP 14 BP locations 15 Where on earth is? 17 at PLEASE SEE OUR TOP TIPS ON PAGE 11 TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR APPLICATION! 1 Welcome Contents 2

3 Vibhusha Raj Sharma Imperial College London Fiona Middleton Imperial College London Adam Connolly University of Leeds I am working in the New Well Delivery Team for the Shah Deniz field as a Geoscience summer intern. A normal day involves attending a morning operations call regarding the progress of wells being drilled in the Shah Deniz followed by project work. My project involves interpreting and analysing seismic data to identify potential gas regions in the overburden. I m really enjoying the work I currently do, as I get to work first-hand with real data and contribute to the team. Jessica Lees Chemistry University of Oxford Location: Saltend, Hull I ve joined the Hull Research and Technology Centre as a Chemistry intern for the summer. A typical day will involve analysing past experiments and setting up a reactor to run with catalyst under different conditions. I ll have a go at calculations using any numerical data I ve received, and draw up graphs to present my work. I d say my time is pretty evenly divided between practical work, desk time to write up reports and meetings with others to discuss recent results or new ideas. One of the best things about working for BP as a Chemist is seeing how small scale lab work influences decisions when the reaction is then carried out on a larger scale. Making changes at a larger scale can be costly both in time and money so getting supporting data from small scale experiments helps to influence the bigger projects and make successful changes. The one thing I d share about my experience so far with BP is the surprisingly high level of responsibility which is given to interns you really are working on actual projects, and tasks that your team needs to have completed! James Hamilton-Wright Imperial College London Location: Aberdeen I ve been tasked with constraining sediment dispersal patterns within the Clair Basin, and whether climatic, tectonic and/or provenance changes have affected these through time. By integrating geological data such as image log interpretations; and heavy minerals and sandstone compositions, I can produce well-considered conclusions which will help calibrate sediment dispersal models. I m part of the Unconventional Access Team, where we screen basins around the world for shale oil and gas. It s great to be working on something that s so current, and I love hearing about everybody s experiences throughout their careers. I also particularly enjoy attempting to eat every dish available in the canteen at lunch. SCIENCE Rhiannon Smith University of Leeds I m working in the Angola Regional Exploration Team. Angola is one of BP s largest producing areas and the team aim to find future oil and gas reserves in this region. Using mostly seismic data, I map the main geological units and features in the subsurface and identify source, reservoir and seal systems which might produce and trap hydrocarbons. I use this data to better understand the region and produce risk maps of potential future drilling locations. My Geoscience internship has involved the creation of a benchmarking tool for tight gas reservoirs, and it has been fantastic. I ve gained invaluable exposure to periphery disciplines to Geology like Reservoir Engineering and Commerce which has made me a much better geoscientist. I love the relaxed atmosphere at BP there s a lot of trust that you will do the right thing, and it works to benefit everyone. Rosie Robson Durham University I m working on a project involving the creation of a database to summarise and compare the key features of tight gas reserves. The best thing about the internship is that everybody is really friendly and keen to help, and as a result, I m learning so much! Emily Crowder Applied Geophysics Durham University Location: Aberdeen My day involves running and analysing computer modelling for my project, researching and learning new technical information and going to meetings to see what exciting projects the rest of my team are working on. I am working in the North Sea Seismic Delivery Team Analysis and my role is Applied Geophysicist. I have been looking at a geophysical analysis technique called AVO and its 4D applicability to steep dip reservoirs, using the Machar Field as a case study. There is a 4D seismic acquisition survey planned for Machar in 2016 and the results of my project are going to inform how this is carried out and which baseline survey is used. I love how challenging my project is and how the results of it are actually going to be really useful and impact the company. Even though it is an individual project, I have felt really supported by the rest of my team. Charles Cooper Geophysics Imperial College London My typical day involves working with 4D seismic and meeting with my supervisor to discuss the progress of my project. I usually go for lunch with my team or other interns in the canteen or by the lake. I work as a Seismic Analyst in the Angola Seismic Delivery Team. My project involves analysing 4D and 3D seismic; comparing two data sets. The outcome of my project will have a real impact on how seismic is used in Angola. I really appreciate this unique opportunity to work with the best 4D seismic in the world. I also particularly enjoy working with such a diverse range of people from different backgrounds which really highlights BP s global presence. 3 Science roles Science roles 4

4 Engineering Laura Steedman Mechanical Engineering Robert Gordon University Location: Falkirk & Grangemouth Zoe Preece Chemical & Process Engineering University of Birmingham Location: Hull Karen Osborne Mechanical Engineering University of Strathclyde Location: Aberdeen Alanna Kidd Reservoir Engineering Heriot-Watt University Location: NSHQ I m spending the duration of my internship with the West of Shetland Reservoir Management Team, specifically looking at the Schiehallion Field and the Quad204 project. The project aims to complete a material balance analysis of a group of wells in segment two of Schiehallion, where there is significant uncertainty. This has included creating Excel sheets, using a programme called MBAL and some uncertainty analysis. The thing I have most enjoyed is being part of a busy team. This has meant I ve been able to get a great feel for a reservoir management team role and how they work together. Gareth McQueen Process & Safety Engineering Heriot-Watt University Location: Teesside My internship has been spent working within the Discipline Engineering Team based in Wynyard, Teesside. It is a diverse team of a multi-discipline nature, I am one of only two Process Engineers based here so I play quite a pivotal role. My project has involved the appraisal and selection of a new compressor system at BP s Teesside Gas Terminal, CATS. I found this very interesting and challenging. It is also very rewarding knowing the work I am completing will eventually be put into practice. Gordon Stewart BP Projects University of Edinburgh / University of Southern California Location: Staines, London I am working within the Forties Pipeline System Turnaround Team. My role involves assisting with the Refrigerated Liquefied Petroleum Gas turnaround. When the plant is shut down for maintenance for a short period, I act as the single point of accountability for overseeing valve replacement and overhauls. I spend a lot of time liaising with a range of contractors and on the plant site, giving me great hands-on experience. Darren Smith Shipping University of Strathclyde I work in BP Shipping for the Projects Technical Team who are involved in the technical development and rejuvenation of the entire BP fleet. Aside from being incredibly challenging, fun and interesting, the people I m working with are really insightful and helpful, making this a great place to apply your trade. The best part of the internship yet, for me, is the chance to go to Spain for a week to see the British Emerald LNG Gas Carrier! I am working on the ACG Water Injection Project that is delivering subsea water injection trees for the Azeri Chirag Gunashli Field in the Caspian Sea, off Azerbaijan. The work I do varies quite a lot on a weekly basis due to the nature of the project in its execution phase. My roles have included project managing the manufacturing process, supporting engineering and deviations, negotiating new contracts and managing costs. This work has kept me busy and interested and the challenges I have faced have given me a real insight into the industry. I work in the Downstream Technology and Research Centre, and the main focus of my internship is optimising the flowsheet of a process that we are hoping to license over the next few years. I do a lot of work on the computers, using programmes that model the behaviour of reactors and separators. My favourite thing is the amount I have learnt about the way in which projects like this develop throughout their lifetime, and the different things which need to be considered. Tom Lawson Wells University of Portsmouth Location: Aberdeen At BP there is no such thing as a typical day! There is always something different and new going on like a Lunch and Learn or a site visit. I work within the drilling discipline of Wells Engineering, and currently I am working on a project looking into simulating Extended Reach Drilling. It s really pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Craig Lawson Project Services University of Edinburgh Location: Leatherhead Joining Project Services from a different technical background has been challenging but an experience I have definitely enjoyed! Working as part of the Cost Control Team on one of BP s biggest construction projects (Shah Deniz 2), alongside industry specialists, has been truly fantastic. My role has been very hands-on and involved supporting my team to meet business needs on a daily basis. I have had particular involvement in preparing monthly progress reports to submit to partners and senior management. I work in the Pressure Systems Integrity Team and we re responsible for ensuring pressurised equipment on the platform is inspected and maintained correctly to ensure operation within the correct limits. My project is focused on documenting the flowlines on the ETAP Platform. I summarise this information into a technical note and verify wall thickness calculations to allow full documentation of changes which occur. My favourite thing about my role is knowing I m completing a useful piece of work and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Yash Dongre Control & Automation Engineering Imperial College London I am a Control & Automation (C&A) intern working in the Instrument, Control & Electrical (ICE) Team in Sunbury. Being a C&A intern, my project naturally involves control loops and their tuning. I have also been involved in some basic HMI design as well as implementing a new controller in Aspen HYSYS. Working closely with people from other ICE disciplines has given me an insight into the behind-the-scenes work that is so crucial on all of BP s assets. GRADUATE ROLES ALSO INCLUDE: PROJECT ENGINEERING CIVIL & PIPELINE ENGINEERING PROCESS & SAFETY ENGINEERING VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 5 Engineering roles Engineering roles 6

5 Business and trading Commercial Integrated Supply and Trading (IST) Khalida Abdulrahim University of Liverpool Location: Canary Wharf Commercial Integrated Supply and Trading (IST) Emily-Jane Randall University of Oxford Location: Canary Wharf I m working with the performance team in operations, so daily activity often involves talking to a lot of people as we work with the whole of the Operations Team in Canary Wharf. I m currently running with four projects and my biggest project involves creating a standardised leave booking system for 120 people: it s been a huge challenge! My favourite aspect of my role is the amount of face time I get to have with other people around IST, every day is different for me and I almost always meet someone new! Commercial Downstream Tom Dobson Sheffield Hallam University Location: Hull I m working within the Commercial Team as a Commercial Analyst. My role involves preparing and delivering Market Reports as well as providing forecasts and commentary on the industry. As I m a year-long intern I don t have a specific project, instead I have a number of roles and responsibilities that I have to perform on a day-by-day or week-by-week basis. Certainly the variety of responsibilities I have and the people I meet whilst performing in my role, are a huge part of why I love going to work each morning. Accounting, reporting and control (arc) Phil Schade City University Currently I am half way through my summer ARC internship. I have only been here for just over one month now but I have been exposed to so many different projects. I am responsible for my own main project of doing a Supplier Audit Charge-out to different regions around the world. I also have other ad-hoc tasks such as journal entry corrections and continuous improvement of loan spreadsheet templates. Not only have I been putting into practice my knowledge gained at university, but I am also learning new skills that will be valuable for my future accounting career. The amount of responsibility and variety I have been given makes my work a rewarding experience. Commercial Downstream George Landers University of Surrey Location: Hull My typical day involves a range of activities varying from financial modelling to data analysis, from creating materials for investors to website management. No one day is the same, despite being office based, I often go out around the site working closely with all types of engineers. I work within the Chemicals Park Team here in Hull. My favourite thing about my role is the diversity it brings. Despite not being involved in an engineer s discipline, I am constantly exposed to their work and the chemicals site. Being based in Hull we gain first-hand exposure to a fully operational chemicals park. I work within the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Origination Team, whose responsibility is to structure, negotiate, and execute long-term LNG deals. I find this to be one of the most interesting benches within IST because it s a very commercially intensive role with an emphasis on relationship-building and negotiation. My typical day involves sitting in with the team on meetings with Legal and Tax to draw up contracts and meeting with potential business partners. What I enjoy most about my role is the opportunity to watch negotiations in progress. I also appreciate that my role gives me a chance to work with other teams, as it has allowed me meet a really wide range of people. Commercial Upstream Jimmy Watkins London School of Economics I m working in Commercial Operations for North Africa, on three projects mainly based in Morocco. A typical day starts with a video conference with Libya or Egypt. There is also sometimes a meeting with Houston in the afternoon. My favourite project is a research study on power generation up to This is particularly important because it s in an area that is very fresh and only just opening up, so there is not much of an initial knowledge base; sometimes my team even ask me questions about it! Commercial Upstream Barney Jeffcoat Dick Durham University Location: Aberdeen I m working in the Commercial Operations Team looking at the Forties Pipeline System in the North Sea. My project involves looking at how BP allocates processed oil and gas products to companies who put oil into the pipeline at the other end, as well as creating a map of all of BP s Joint Ventures in the North Sea. My project requires me to use a really wide range of skills, from the statistical analysis I ve learned in my degree, to the ability to reach out to people in other teams; although this last part is easy because everyone s so friendly. Accounting, Reporting and Control (ARC) Julius Mersmann WHV Koblenz I m working in the Segment Control Team, first supporting the team during the busy quarter close and then working on a few independent projects. I don t have one single project, but my main one is about proposing improvements to the existing quarter-end reporting processes and then, together with the team, rolling them out on segment level. My favourite thing about my role is the broad exposure to the whole Upstream business. Commercial Downstream Tom Jervis University of Birmingham Location: Hemel Hempstead I work in the Sales and Marketing Team focusing on data accuracy using a market intelligence and demand forecasting tool. I have a number of different projects, the biggest of which is improving the accuracy of our forward looking business metrics. The best thing about my role is the amazing amount of advice and support I have got from teams based in the office and around the world; everyone has a different take. 7 Business and Trading roles Business and Trading roles 8

6 Shadow an intern MEET interns, Graduates And employees travel costs paid gain valuable insight Spend a day finding out exactly what it s like being an intern at BP. Each successful student is matched to an intern to arrange a date that fits best for both of you. all subjects and disciplines You will be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs within the UK, so shadowing a BP intern and attending a discovery day costs only one thing your time. Think of it as an investment in your future. INTERNSHIPS 11 WEEKS GAIN TECHNICAL AND PERSONAL SKILLS SUMMER INTERNSHIPS LAST 11 WEEKS OVER THE SUMMER MONTHS, AND ONE-YEAR INTERNSHIPS LAST A YEAR. THEY ARE TARGETED PRIMARILY AT PENULTIMATE YEAR UNDERGRADUATES AND POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS. GOOD WORK/LIFE BALANCE REAL PROJECTS HALF A DAY HOLIDAY PER WEEK, EQUIVALENT 25,000 SALARY PRO RATA Whether you join BP for a summer or a full year, you ll be a respected and valued part of the company. Experience the full graduate recruitment process, there s no better way to begin your career at BP. 9 Discover BP travel costs paid springboard to an internship application meet recent graduates help with deciding future course options Discovery days allow BP to open its doors to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in what we do and how we do it. Find out how you can use your science, engineering, business and trading knowledge in the company. Search Ways to discover on the bp website discovery days take a site tour Ultimate field trip 3 YEARS 25 days holiday MENTOR graduate scheme 25 days training yearly share scheme learn more about the challenges we face win a two-week field trip to trinidad and tobago get involved with bp develop your teamwork skills graduates two 18-month placements structured development Solve a real problem Minimum 33,000 starting salary good work/life balance The Challenge Programme represents the first 3 4 years of your BP career after university. The programme exists to give an all round experience to new employees and to develop their competencies to a standard set by BP. The Ultimate Field Trip is an international competition aimed at University students challenging you to solve a real-world problem one that could help us be more efficient in our use of water in oil, gas and biofuels production. Discover BP 10

7 s The application process Preparation some top tips! Use the degree matcher and apply for a discipline relevant to your degree Stand out from the crowd Research BP Apply early Use the STAR system when answering questions please see page 13 for details online numerical and verbal reasoning tests Practice, practice, practice Show motivation and enthusiasm Think about BP s values and competencies when preparing for the interview competency interview Think creatively around experiences you ve had such as shadowing, conferences, Discovery Days, publications you ve written, awards, talks... Psst more information over the page technical interview assessment centre Think about why you want to work in the industry Face-to-face interview with one or two technical specialists from your chosen discipline Voice your thought process and communicate in a logical, concise manner *Application deadlines* Trading graduates and interns: noon 24th November 2014 Graduates: noon 15th December 2014 Interns: noon 26th January 2015 Half day assessment consisting of group and individual work Show strong communication skills (listening as well as talking) and be respectful to the different people in your groups The OFFER! 11 Application process Application process 12

8 Application Extras application extras what are the career paths available within bp? candidate charter opportunities Thanks for considering BP. We want our recruitment process to be a positive exchange that helps us get to know each other better so we ll make sure you feel welcome and valued throughout. We promise to: Treat you with honesty, fairness and respect. Set transparent expectations from the outset. Offer an engaging experience that helps you to really discover what it s like to work for BP and whether we are right for you. Provide clear, accurate and insightful information. Enable you to perform at your best. Give you valuable learning to take away, whatever the outcome. Make decisions quickly. Live up to our company values: Safety, Respect, Excellence, Courage, One Team. Show our commitment to diversity. Act on your feedback to constantly improve the recruitment process. situation task action result star Give context to the story careers site What was asked of you What you did, any challenges and how you overcame them Easy to access and navigate. Informative and insightful. offer the Useful structure for examples in the online application/ competency interview We know it s a big decision to join a new company, so we ll make sure you have all the information you need in an easy-to-understand format. questions The contacts you need to answer any questions. What you learned, how you put that into practice, improvements for next time Jargon-free descriptions of the opportunities on offer. meeting our people Will be enjoyable and worthwhile. feedback To see how we re doing and keep on improving, we regularly survey candidates and new hires on the recruitment process. recruitment process application & assessment when you join support selection process role when you apply bp s values and commitment to equal opportunities see for more details safety respect courage We want you to feel part of the team as soon as possible. With your full onboarding plan, you ll know what to expect. excellence Explained clearly up front, so you know what to expect. Will always be objective and relevant to the role. Defining what s expected in your new role. To ensure you are set up for success. We receive a lot of applications, but we treat them all with respect. You ll always know what stage you re at, how long it will take and the next steps. MEng Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, 1990 Worked with refineries internationally looking at yield and energy improvements. Using process engineering modelling and working with commercial optimisation tools in Surrey. Worked for another consulting company based in London, in the Supply Chain Optimisation group to provide business process analysis and consulting services to clients internationally across a range of industry sectors, including refining and petroleum retail, and across the supply chain from supply, manufacturing and retail. Worked for a life sciences consulting company as a project manager delivering IT solutions to clients. Began my MBA, studying part-time. KAmal Kaushal Completed the MBA, and joined BP in Integrated Supply and Trading function, in Canary Wharf, as a Business Advisor in Commercial Development and Technology. Responsible for improving commercial optimisation tools and processes at our European refineries. Moved roles to take on the position of Manager, Refinery Optimisation and Development Team managing Asset Economists in optimising Crude and Feedstock supply to BP s European assets. Joined BP s Refining, Logistics and Technology group as Director of Modelling, Optimisation and Strategic Support (MOSS) group, working with BP s refineries and supply teams globally to help them achieve operational and commercial excellence. before what is the best thing about working for bp? The people you work with are all very capable and intelligent and that makes the place very interesting to work in. what has been your most exciting experience at BP? The current project I am working on we have the opportunity to improve the way we do things. It s a real opportunity to change and improve things. what has made you stay with BP throughout your career? Opportunities I have had to actually deliver value to the business. Right from day one I was given a real opportunity to shape the way BP works. one team 13 Application extras Careers in BP 14

9 bp locations... Canary Wharf Pangbourne deals with fuels and lubricants and has roughly equal numbers of chemists and engineers on site. The site is based around a stately home and is unbelievably pretty. It s great to work in a location that is outside the hustleand-bustle of London. The employees are really accommodating, which creates a friendly and relaxed atmosphere throughout the complex. Having an active social life and a healthy work/life balance is really easy. There is a free on site gym and running club, and most evenings social events occur in Reading itself we ve had meals with the graduates, team dinners, pub sessions and, between the interns, we ve been doing Come BBQ with me!. For accommodation, there are plenty of student properties in Reading, so finding a place to live isn t an issue. PANGBOURNE MILLENNIUM BRIDGE ICBT IN SUNBURY Working at Canary Wharf, the financial centre of London, gives you the unique opportunity to experience working in a cosmopolitan and fast-paced environment. The site s main area is trading supported by technology, commercial and analytics. Doing an internship at Canary Wharf provides you with great insight into the commercial side of BP while also giving you an unrivalled exposure to all the different roles available. Everyone at the office is very welcoming and friendly and would always take the Sunbury With 4,500 employees on site, Sunbury is one of BP s largest offices. There is a regular free shuttle bus to Feltham station, which is only a 30 minute train journey from London Waterloo. There are great facilities on site including a cafe, a lake, and The Meadhurst, which has a gym and a bar. It is home to the International Centre for Business and Technology (ICBT) and the state-of-the-art Upstream Learning Centre. Sunbury is an incredibly diverse environment, with every business being represented here. These include the Upstream Technical and Business Teams, Downstream Marketing and Commercial Teams, operations supporting the tanker fleet of BP Shipping, and Corporate & Functions. Most people live either in the local area or in South-West London. Interns generally rent house over the summer, but you can also find accommodation in nearby university halls. Plus, the sights of London are only minutes away! time to answer questions and help you during your internship. Canary Wharf has very good rail links allowing an easy commute to work in the morning while also giving great access to the lively social scene at night. The social scene in London and amongst the fellow interns at BP is just brilliant! There are also a lot of social events organised by the teams, giving you the chance to get to know your colleagues out of work. WINDSOR CASTLE PANGBOURNE ABERDEEN Aberdeen is the oil capital of Europe, with companies from every sector located within a 10-mile radius. As an intern everyone has the opportunity to go on site visits, and some have even had offshore training. A third of the interns are based in Aberdeen, with the majority staying together in halls it s like being back in first year except you have money to spend! With interns from all over, there is a great mix of In Hull there are a range of roles based here from commercial to scientists to engineers; you name it, there s someone doing it and the intern/graduate community is brilliant! The commercial office is relaxed and friendly, there s even a foosball table for when it s quiet! Hull surprised me as there s a lot to do here from walking or biking in the countryside to shopping, visiting The Deep or catching the overnight ferry to Europe. There s also beaches nearby and Welton Water; where you can try activities like raftbuilding and archery. backgrounds, and everyone is sharing a similar experience. The office is very friendly and all are willing to help; be it about a technical issue or helping you settle in. There is always something going on whether it s a social with the graduates who know the nightlife, going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, watching opera in the park, playing a round of golf or unwinding on the beach. With the Cairngorms on your doorstep, it is easy to get out into the countryside for some walking and whisky tasting. HULL ABERDEEN The accommodation is very cheap, especially if you re moving from a city like London or Manchester. The city centre nightlife is slightly slower paced compared with larger cities but on the Avenues there are some good clubs and bars. If you live in the city centre and drive to work, you ll miss all the traffic as everyone is heading in the opposite direction! 15 BP locations BP locations 16 HULL

10 WHERE ON EARTH IS...? WE SPOKE TO INTERNS AT SOME OF THE LESSER KNOWN LOCATIONS AROUND THE UK BEDFONT falkirk The offices at Falkirk are roughly five miles from the Kinneil Crude Stabilisation Facility and is part of BP Midstream. The Kinneil facility serves to remove the gaseous components from the incoming unstable crude and pumps the stabilised product to Dalmeny, where it is exported by ship. Any pure gas product is sent to the neighbouring INEOS refinery. The Falkirk area has far more gyms, libraries and train stations than it needs; but we re not complaining! It is also placed centrally between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with strong transport links to both, giving access to city life and events such as the Fringe Festival. - TeesSide The Teesside office is based in Wynyard and is part of the BP Midstream sector that includes Falkirk and Shetland sites (we ve had the chance to go on visits to these throughout the summer). The gas plant (CATS) processes gas coming out of the North Sea, and has a team made up of about 60 engineers. There is a lot of scope for going on site with the chance to see the equipment that you are working on installing or maintaining. Working in Teesside immediately exposes you to the front end of the work you carry out in the office, giving you unrivalled experience during your time. The Teesside area is great for the outdoors. The Tees Barrage offers white water kayaking, the Yorkshire Moors offer fantastic cycling (the Tour de France was near here this year) and Saltburn has excellent surf. - FALKIRK Bedfont Bedfont Lakes is part of BP s International Centre for Business and Technology, only a mile from BP Sunbury, and is home to Indirect Procurement and HR. These functions are vital because they facilitate the everyday operations of the business. The site is shared with other companies, but BP s presence is growing rapidly. New offices are opening, adding 2,000 people to the site. There is plenty of accommodation in the local area, and Bedfont Lakes has great transport links into London and nightlife, or walk to the airport and take a flight anywhere! - TEESSIDE leatherhead At Leatherhead the focus is on constructing BP s new facilities and assets within the Azerbaijan region. There are around 300 BP employees working here, with the majority responsible for the Global Projects Organisation. The site is actually a contractor s office, but there is a great atmosphere in the shared space and it s a fantastic opportunity to work alongside some of BP s business partners. There aren t many interns based in Leatherhead, but the graduate community is very friendly and there are plenty of opportunities to meet up with the interns based at Sunbury after work and at weekends. - LEATHERHEAD 17 BP locations BP locations 18

11 I really enjoyed how relaxed and great the people are; BP is very much people based and you can really feel it. Gareth Favourite thing about my role is the number of different tasks I have been asked to complete every day is something different. Gordon My favourite part about my role is that I get to apply both the tangible and intangible knowledge and skills I learnt at university. Yash what will you discover? The fast paced project environment means no two days are the same and I m always learning something new. Craig The most surprising thing about my internship has been having to learn some Chinese words to understand the work of our competitors I didn t expect to be learning a new language! Zoe The best part is that I get to do something cool everyday. There s always something interesting going on, and everyone has time for you if you need it. Tom The best experience so far was probably completing the Confined Space Entry course and getting the chance to climb inside a Pressurised Storage Sphere during inspection. The echoes inside were impressive! Laura

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