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BP Interview Questions

Updated 28 Mar 2015
Updated 28 Mar 2015
418 Interview Reviews

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    IS&T Graduate Programmer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BP (London, England).

    Interview

    2 interviews to start with, 1 competency based, pretty straight forward if you've practiced your answers and 1 case study. Case study is led by an employee from the trading floor who will try and direct you in case you are not answering right. Overall a very good experience. Everything is very well organised and clear.
    Second and Final round is long (a whole day) and involves various games and simulations + case studies. Some of the other ones will try and trick you, but that's expected. Just keep your cool

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Human Resources Graduate Programmer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at BP.

    Interview

    The interview process was a pleasant experience. First there was an elaborate application form, then a situational judgment test after which there were numerical and verbal ability tests. Next, I was invited to a telephone interview which was very friendly and constituted of the typical competency questions ('tell about a time you worked in a team' etc.). After the telephone interview, there was a technical interview on location. I was presented with two different cases and asked to think out-loud. One was more generally commercial and the other was HR-specific. Finally, there was a half-day assessment centre. This constituted of two group exercises and one individual case. The values of BP are very central to the entire process and they look for you to portray these in your answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Why BP? Why energy industry?   1 Answer
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    Wells Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BP.

    Interview

    Competency questions
    Psychometric Tests - Basic maths and verbal reasoning
    Telephone interview - About achievements, "tell us about a time..." and why you want to work for BP
    Technical interview - Very Physics based but also about why I would want to work for BP.
    Assessment centre - Did not get offered to attend

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    Human Resources Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Applied after attending discovery day at BP headquatres. Invited to interview 3 days after completing all psychometric tests. Interviewer was friendly and the interview questions were pretty standard - be prepared to talk about your choice of education, your past experience, standard competency questions and prepare a list of questions to ask them.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think BP should do in the current situation of the industry?   Answer Question
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    Geoscience Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at BP (London, England) in February 2015.

    Interview

    - Long interview process, online application with many boxes to be filled about my accomplishments and achievements
    - Online behavior questions
    - Online numerical and verbal test (very tight on time)
    - 45 min telephone interview about why BP, what I expect from the internship
    - technical on-site interview in London (all expenses paid); probably the hardest part of the application process. Very challenging questions and a lot of detail. Geologists will get seismic to interpret and geophysicists will get outcrop or core data to see how to cope with a stressful situation. Involves also case studies
    - 5 h assessment centre with 3 exercises (2 1h group discussions and 1 1:1 presentation with a senior geoscientist) in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere

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    Maintenance Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at BP.

    Interview

    Submitted CV online, recruiter contacted me and invited for an interview. Interview was spilt into two parts, technical and behavioural. Pleasant interview with set questions, I was not put under real pressure but the interviewers would press for expansion of my answers. Only concern was the timeframe from Interview confirmation until interview outcome......10 weeks.....nerves we're getting shredded.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you convince senior managers that your idea will improve the business, even if at the outset they 100% disagree with the proposal.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    To be fair BP took my current salary/benefit status into consideration, so negotiation phase was comprehensive and quick.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Graduate Project Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at BP (London, England) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Each candidate was paired with one interviewer and taken to individual rooms where the case-study based technical interview proceeds for 1 to 1.5 hours. Candidate can ask questions any time for clarification and further information on the cases. The interview ends with candidate's turn to ask the interviewer questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss your past work/internship experience. What were the biggest challenge? How did you approach it? Looking back, what would you have had done differently?   Answer Question
    • Why oil & gas? Why BP?   Answer Question
    • Case Study 1: BP prepares to launch a project in a remote desert in a country that BP has not worked in before. What are some of the potential challenges? (An exhaustive list is implicitly expected) How do you go about starting the project? After some time, the project faces many safety problems. Why? How do you solve it? Local community begins to complain about 1. lack of local workers involved, 2. too many foreigners, 3. project occupies too much land. How do you respond?   Answer Question
    • Case Study 2: Construction of module delayed by contractor. What are some possible causes? What can you do to make it done on time? What downsides or risks are associated with your actions?   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Process Engineer (12 Months Placement) Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BP (Sunbury, England) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online and was fast-tracked to the technical interview (as I have already done the competency based interview last year). Interviewer was really nice and helpful, especially when I struggled with some of the technical questions which I have not learned in class. The technical interview was divided into two scenarios. In each scenarios there will be many questions with regards to one topic. I believe I did well on the first scenario but failed at the second scenario. Nevertheless, it was a good interview experience as the interviewer was really friendly.

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    Commercial IST Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BP (London, England) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Right after the psychometric tests, I was invited for first round telephone interviews which are competency based. I booked the session which was a month away for more preparation, then they said they'd get back to me in a month which makes the process even longer. They said it was just a conversation, but they do some SERIOUS interrogating - you have been warned. Not the easiest of applications if I must admit.

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  11.  

    Commercial IST Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BP in November 2014.

    Interview

    Completed online application, then was invited for a telephone interview (competancy based), this was fairly difficult, have now been invited to a technical interview roughly 2 days after my telephone interview.

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