BP on Tuesday started its 2015 Future Leaders Program (FLP),
a recruitment campaign which aims to fast-track early career
recruits to be the business leaders of the future.
The FLP is a selective global recruitment and development
program, run by BP for candidates around the world to work in
and marketing businesses,
as well as its safety and operational risk, information technology
and services functions.
This years program builds on the success of previous
campaigns and aims to attract 30 individuals of the highest
caliber to benefit from a bespoke global development program
that lasts a minimum of three years, BP said in the news
Participants will benefit from significant mentoring and
access to senior BP executives, combined with a real business
role and an overseas placement. As a minimum, applicants must
have a postgraduate qualification, at least three years
professional experience, a global outlook and the ambition
and potential for senior leadership.
Last year, over 4,000 individuals from around the world
applied. Previously, successful applicants from the program,
which started three years ago, have gone on to perform a
multitude of diverse development roles, from being a petrochemical
engineer in China to
a fuel supply coordinator in Germany.
We want to attract the very best individuals from
around the world the diverse leaders of tomorrow
who will play a key role in maintaining and enhancing
BPs excellence and innovation," said Rita Griffin, BP's
marketing officer. "With only 30 places available annually
around the world, competition in the past has been intense.
Were looking for people with a global perspective
and the flexibility to work anywhere in the world, in either
the technical or commercial tracks of the programme.
Were encouraging people to apply irrespective of
whether they have experience within the oil and gas sector.
We want candidates with an open mind, who have the drive and
ambition to be the next generation of leaders within
Applicants are expected to come from a range of backgrounds,
having typically studied STEM (science, technology
, engineering or
mathematics) subjects to PhD or Masters level and/or an MBA.
Once accepted on to the FLP, BP will work with the successful
candidates to create a bespoke career program, designed to
optimize their development opportunities. Candidates will be
closely mentored by a senior leader.
In addition, they will become part of the existing global FLP
network at BP.
Applicants are welcome from all countries and can learn more
about the program and how to apply at www.bp.com/flp
. Applications must be
submitted between September 2 and October 31.
For those candidates who progress beyond the application
phase, this will be followed by an interview and assessment
Successful applicants will usually be expected to start work
with BP between February and October of 2015, with BP able to
work around individual needs, according to company officials.