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Explain how your development of workplace knowledge, understanding and experience can improve your future working practice

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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 gained an understanding on how BP operates on a day to day basis and the experience will be beneficial in future work. Structure of the work program Firstly, BP have an induction for all new members of staff. During the induction, new staff will be instructed on the health and safety, for instance holding the hand rail, having lids on all drinks. They will also be given details about BP, what they do and what they offer their employees. Lastly, they will talk about what happens in emergencies such as fires or if somebody needs medical help. Experiencing an induction at BP will be beneficial for future jobs as you will already have an understanding on procedures and policies which usually are similar between different companies. In addition, you can ask any questions on things they may have missed which may be very important. Everyone who works at BP has a designated base where they work. They will be located surrounding the team to encourage teamwork. ...read more.

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Manuals are very useful for new employees to find out Information about the company and information on procedures and policies. Experience on where to find these manuals can be used to find manuals at other companies. Moreover, they will need people to order stationery. Every building has a section where all stationery is located; the cleaners are in charge of maintaining the stationery and restocking if needed. But they would contact the administration team for them to order stationery if they were running low. As BP had a stationary section, at a different company you will need to find out if they provide stationary. If they don?t, it?s important to bring your own as stationary is vital. In addition, administration will do archiving; this is when you file away documents for a later date. Archiving is usually done electronically on websites like SharePoint. It is then easy to access when it?s needed at a later date. Archiving has to be done in every company and the way it is done may differ from different place. Knowing that achieving is done it?s important to ask questions to a future company to ask if they archive electronically or store it in boxes. Lastly, BP allow work shadowing for new staff and work experience students. This is where they are matched with an experienced member of team gain a better understanding of the job so that they can do it in the future. ...read more.

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You can also ask the employer how they store the information. They then may share this information because they want other opinions or because it may help them. This may also be shared on SharePoint or email, Lync calls or teleconferencing. Having previous experience on sharing information can be useful as you will know in what ways you can share the information and also you will have practice which will make the delivery of the information easy and professional. For example in meetings, you will have practice which will improve the presentation. However, this information may be confidential and so when new staff are employed they will be told to turn computer screens off when not in use and lock the screen, don?t leave print outs lying around and they will also sign a confidentiality contract. You can take the knowledge on how to keep information confidential to other companies which will help ensure the safety of information. Lastly, to improve confidentially all staff will have passwords on their laptop and to any information sharing medium; only the people with the passwords can gain access. In conclusion, working at BP has improved my understating on the workplace and I now have a great understating of how BP operate as a large successful energy company. Although there are things that I still need to learn, with the knowledge I have it will benefit me at future jobs. ...read more.

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