During my internship I gained an understanding on how BP operates on a day to day basis.

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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 gained an understanding on how BP operates on a day to day basis.

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.

Everyone who works at BP has a designated base where they work. They will be located surrounding the team to encourage teamwork. It also makes working easier because it’s easy to ask questions with team members who are located near you; it would be a hassle if you had to travel to ask something. BP also have hot desks which means that anyone who comes to work there but doesn’t have a designated base can work at these desks.
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BP employees are only specialised in their jobs. They do not have a rotation policy. This means only people within teams can complete the job. This is because they have already had the training and have the knowledge of what the job is about which means nobody from outside the team will be able to do the job. However, BP do encourage employees to move around in different areas of the business.

Work practice role setting

There are many different roles in BP. Firstly there is administration. Administration is the process of organising people ...

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