Demonstrate employment skills and behaviors acquired during my work placement.

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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. Some employees may come in later than 9 and leave later or come early and leave early. I worked from 8am to 5pm every day. However, some days I stayed 15 minutes to an hour extra if I had a meeting or work that I wanted to finish. Because I worked an extra hour every day I could have every other Friday off work.
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All staff must be reliable at the work place. To be reliable all employees must do their work accurately, free of errors and be well presented. This means that the business can make use of this information. I made sure I demonstrated reliability by double checking my work and asking for feedback from my manager. Once I had feedback I made sure to make amendments or correct any errors so that once I handed it in, it would be of use to the team.

BP is a large successful company and has lots of information. It’s ...

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