Study for a Business Management degree during your HR apprenticeship
To excel as an HR professional, you need to understand business strategy, how the business works and how to get the best out of people to support business goals. That’s why, on our HR Degree Apprenticeship, we’ll pay for your Business Management degree. You’ll have the opportunity to take everything you learn from your studies and apply it directly to the business, which will help you develop your career as an HR professional in a world-leading multi-national organization.
Join our HR Degree Apprenticeship to:
·Gain experience of every part of our global organization in a structured four-year programme
·Study towards a Business Management degree
·Enjoy exciting long-term career options and development with a future-thinking world leader
·Earn while you learn, with a competitive starting salary of £20,200 + £2,100 location allowance
A mixture of on-the-job experience and classroom learning
You’ll have full support from your apprenticeship training provider and the BP HR early career programme team – as well as regular structured feedback on your development, progress to date, and next steps. In addition, you’ll be guided at every step by an experienced mentor and buddy.
The degree apprenticeship programme is based at our International Centre for Business and Technology (ICBT) in Sunbury-on-Thames. From time to time you may also be required to travel to our central London offices.
What to expect: your four-year degree apprenticeship
On this four-year programme, you’ll split your time between a number of exciting roles. Each role will give you a comprehensive introduction to BP, our businesses and our HR function. In these rotational roles, you’ll gain knowledge of the sub-disciplines within HR, and develop the technical, business and behavioural skills you’ll need to become a well-rounded HR professional.
·Your first 12 months: building skills. Your first year will be spent in HR services to give you a fundamental appreciation of how HR operates, developing your understanding of HR policy, advice, systems, process and employee experience. This foundation will be invaluable as you move into your next rotations.
·The next 36 months: broadening your development. Your first year is followed by two rotations in a specialist or business facing HR role, depending on the requirements of your study plan and available opportunities across HR at the time.
·Aligning with our graduate programme: you will be developed alongside our HR graduates and will part of that broader early career community. If you meet the programme requirements and successfully complete your Business Management degree, you’ll formally graduate from the programme after four years.
Discover a range of HR opportunities within BP
During your four-year HR Degree Apprenticeship, you’ll rotate through the following areas:
This area is responsible for delivering centralised and standardised HR services for BP. They’re the first point of contact for HR related matters; the team are policy and process experts, dedicated to delivering the best customer experience possible. During your rotations in the Global HR Services team, you can expect to work on projects and processes centred around:
•HRIS and payroll systems implementation and improvements •Human resources data analysis
•BP’s Human Resources Service Centre and other outsourcing services throughout the region
•Development/implementation of HR systems and process
•Country start-ups and HR Operations infrastructure set-up
•New hire orientation
•Employment risk assessments.
HR Business Facing
At least one of your rotations will be business facing, providing support across a broad range of HR-related issues, policies, and practices. Your responsibilities may include:
•Diversity and inclusion
Your HR Specialist rotation will give you the opportunity to gain a deeper experience and understanding in a specific HR discipline, such as the following:
•Reward Projects could include: salary determination, executive compensation, variable pay, equity/long-term incentive, health and welfare benefits, wellness, pension and savings.
·Resourcing Projects could include: human resources data analysis, talent and sourcing strategy, business support to both HR generalists and line management, diversity and inclusion initiatives, recruitment life cycle.
·International Mobility Projects could include: assignment support to both inbound and outbound expatriates, HR IM system implementation and improvements, data management and analysis, development/implementation/interpretation of HR IM policies, vendor management, cost optimisation.
•Employee and Labour Relations Projects could include: global, cross-segment exposure, labour union issues, employee relations processes (e.g., investigations, training, organizational restructuring), human resources policy, supporting processes, and communications, HR compliance, risk assessments.
•Talent and Learning Projects could include: support of function, segment or groupwide initiatives, learning design and delivery, effective utilization of corporate memberships and partnerships for learning resources, support of talent development programmes.
Why HR is so important to us
Attracting and retaining the very best people in our industry – regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic – is what makes us competitive in an ever-changing business landscape.
At BP, our HR professionals support the business to recruit, retain and reward people who can keep us ahead of the global energy challenge. They also help build our internal capability by anticipating the demand for new skills. So of course, HR is a business area that’s integral to our continued growth and development. We’re committed to doing the right thing, working as one team, supporting our people’s development and creating a great place to work. And that’s in large part thanks to our HR professionals. They act as critical thinkers and strategic business partners – drawing on their unique knowledge sets to offer advice, guidance and challenge to managers and employees on HR strategy and every aspect of the employee lifecycle.
- Online application - this is your chance to show us what motivates you
- SJQ - a set of untimed questions will look to see how you match up with BP values
- Online tests - these will check your numerical and verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre - a motivation and values-based interview, a group exercise, tour and lunch
- Offer and feedback - a firm offer or guidance on how to succeed next time