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Application Process & Interviews at BP Australia
- Average rating for Recruitment, based on 17 reviews7.6 / 10
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
Interviews were face to face, no video or phone interviews. Assessment centre was quite straightforward and there was an opportunity to meet people from the company outside of the interviewing process.
The interview process/assessments were quite simple for the Graduate role because I had already successfully participated in a more extensive process and assessments for a Summer Vacation role at the same company (online testing, group activity, technical interview and behavioural interview). Hence, the Graduate role only required an hour long panel interview discussion with two HR people and a business member.
Lengthy and thorough. Many steps to get to the interview stage, once at interview stage, recruitment was relatively straight forward.
Hired from vacation work - so interviewed for that role not a graduate position. Online application and testing, then assessment centre and interview.
It was short and informal
The panel interviews are almost conversational.
Thorough and with multiple stage.
Long and varied
Extensive online application with same day behavioural and business case interview
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
How can you demonstrate the Company's values? Why do you want to work here? What do you offer the Company and what are your interests?
Behavioural, leadership, motivations, learning style, experience, self-awareness, logic and reasoning, managing risk. Preference for first rotation role, interest in working overseas.
Tell us about your background. Case-study questions. Career aspirations. Safety experience. Time's we'd shown BP values.
Questions around the 5 core company principles General knowledge/engineering questions
Mixture of behavioural and technical questions in individual interview. Assessment centre relating to a case study.
What I had learned in my internships, what I wanted etc.
How do you meet our culture pillars? What is your biggest concern about working here? What area of the business do you want to work in? Describe your ideal job? And your ideal manager?
About past work experience and university. Values based questions.
The questions were based around the company's values and behaviours as well as general questions regarding knowledge of the company.
Behavioural questions, experience, personal interests
Standard behavioural questions and basic business decision making question in the technical
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Research and make sure you know the history, know the values and understand who you are applying to work for. Have passion for the values, don't apply if you aren't willing to demonstrate how these values link to you.
Be genuine - authentic and honest. Use the STAR method for answering behavioural questions. Consider other types of leadership (e.g. personal) in addition to team leadership. Consider the company's values (will be reflected in questions and excellent answers). Prepare for technical interview (case-based with additional scenarios/circumstances added). Check your self-awareness.
Know BP's values.
Be yourself - be real
Read up relevant issues/news items in the Oil & Gas industry. Practice answering interview questions using the STAR method.
Understand the culture of the company, build business acumen and capability.
Understand the culture - reach out to people and ask questions about what it's like to work here. Tell them how you'll fit into the culture, more than how you would do the job. Be conscious of how you come across in a group assessment.
Think about the company values and how they exist for you in your day-to-day life.
Be honest and prepared