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Demonstrate employment skills and behaviors acquired during my work placement.

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked I have completed a six week summer internship at BP; BP is one of the world's six major oil and gas companies. BP is a public limited company (Plc) which means that shares are available to be bought by anyone and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. During my internship I acquired and developed many employability skills and behaviours that are required in the work place. Firstly, BP have a dress code in which all staff must follow to look professional. Everyone must be in business casual apart from Fridays as it is dress down Friday where you can wear casual clothes. I stuck to the dress policy and wore business attire such as smart dresses every day apart from Fridays, for dress down Friday. It?s important that BP?s employees are punctual. The set working hours are from 9am to 5pm every day. However these hours are flexible; many departments have flex Friday which is a day off if you work an hour extra every day. ...read more.

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Employees will ask each other questions, present in meetings and share ideas in order to work towards objectives. I worked alongside my team by contributing ideas, asking questions and completing tasks and then passing the work onto them. Communication is used widely amongst BP in different ways. Generally, people will talk face to face if the member they want to talk to is in their department. However, BP is a global business and has employees all over the world that you cannot talk face to face with. Therefore, a lot of people will use email, Lync, meetings and phone calls to communicate with other team members. I used emails and Lync regularly to communicate with team members in different countries. I also communicated with my team face to face and in meetings. Similarly, interpersonal skills are needed in order to make the work place a nice environment to work in. Everyone at BP is friendly and everyone gets along well with each other. ...read more.

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Moreover, I improved my confidence. BP will help employees improve their confidence by encouraging them to share ideas, presentations especially for new and inexperienced staff. For new and inexperienced staff they may be put with a team member who is more experienced, this therefore allows you to gain experience and confidence. Whilst I was there I did presentation and had to speak to many different people which helped me improve my confidence. Lastly, it?s important all staff learn to deal positively to feedback. Staff have their jobs that they will complete and with then receive feedback. It?s important that staff react to this positively and not take offense as it will only improve their work. When I was given feedback I would do what i was told and think of it as improvements to become more successful. In conclusion, I acquired and developed many employability skills and behaviours that are required in the work place which is something that will be put to use in any new job in the future. ...read more.

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