BP Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Aug 21, 2015
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    Graduate Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BP (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    An in-depth application form Easy online testing Friendly competency based phone interview Tough technical interview for non CS candidates - know your algorithms and be comfortable writing your code down on paper by hand

    Interview Questions

    • Code to take 'abc' input and output all permutations i.e. 'abc' 'acb'... for any string. Account for edge conditions in your design. Do not use libraries to answer the question.   Answer Question
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BP.

    Interview

    3 interview, one with line manager, another with hr and third with 2 peers. line manager discussed role expectations, pereers asked question to test my abilities, hr covered employee stuff

    Interview Questions

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    Graduate Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at BP (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Telephone interview, face to face technical interview and assessment centre. Values are key throughout, should try and have some knowledge of the way BP make decisions and work as a team. However feedback as to why I didn't get the position was fairly unclear, so can't give advice on where I went wrong.

    Interview Questions

    • Decide between two countries to operate in, technical questions, if you moved into a new country what would you do etc.   Answer Question
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    IS&T Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at BP (London, England (UK)).

    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

    Interview Questions

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed 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

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I 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

    Interview Questions

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    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

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at BP (London, England (UK)) 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

    Interview Questions

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    Maintenance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed 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.

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    Graduate Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at BP (London, England (UK)) 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
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