BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, is one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. They offer many different career options in many different fields, like engineering, IT, sourcing, operations and more.
BP uses, depending on the specific job profile, one or more of the following psychometric tests during their recruitment process:
BP usually uses Saville Assessment tests to test their applicants. However, this might differ depending on where you're taking your tests. We, therefore, advise you to inquire about the test publisher and the tests that will be used during your aptitude test.
When applying for a job at BP you will have to complete the BP online application. This online application form contains standard application details and information about your previous work experience.
In the application process, you will also be asked to make several online assessment tests produced by assessment test publisher Saville Assessment Group. The tests BP usually uses are numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, and diagrammatic reasoning.
In a numerical reasoning test, candidates are required to answer questions using facts and figures presented in statistical tables (work with percentages, proportions, fractions, ratios, estimations and currency conversions). Numerical reasoning tests are one of the most commonly used aptitude tests that come up during a job application. Numerical reasoning tests are standardized psychometric assessment tests that provide the employing organization with information about a candidate’s general numerical aptitude. These tests are designed to measure a candidate’s ability to make correct decisions or inferences from numerical or statistical data. It is intended to measure the ability to work with numerical data in a realistic workplace context.
In a verbal reasoning test, it basically comes down to reading comprehension. The test provides a better/additional insight on the expected work level of the contestant. It also provides a more accurate image of the contestant than just the CV or a job interview. Therefore, the verbal reasoning test is used to test, with or without other assessment tests, which candidate is best suited for the job.
In a diagrammatic reasoning test, three-word categories are shown. You are to determine the relationship between these categories by choosing the diagram that visualizes this relationship the best.
If these tests are successful you will usually be invited for a telephone interview or a face-to-face interview. At Assessment-Training.com you can practice and read more about how to successfully take part in an interview.
Depending on the job you applied for, you can be invited to the BP assessment centre, which typically lasts two days.
Depending on the job you applied for, the structure of these assessment days may vary. Usually, one part of this assessment centre is the group exercise. In this group exercise, you will be grouped with typically four other candidates. You will be briefed with some information about a certain problem. After this, you must come up with a solution together. At Assessment-Training.com you can practice and read more about how to successfully take part in a group exercise.
You usually will also have to complete an individual case study and present your findings. You will be presented with a brief about a case, and you will be asked to come up with a plan of action or to solve a problem. This case related to the job you are applying for. Thereafter you will present your findings and recommendations to the BP assessors. Following this, they will ask you some questions about your findings. At Assessment-Training.com you can practice and read more about how to successfully take do a case study.
Note: It is possible that the organization, based on specific job roles and/or specific personality traits, composes a tailored assessment. As a candidate, you have the right to know what you can expect on your assessment day. Therefore, it is wise to make sure that you are well informed before the assessment and request information from the recruiting organization or assessment centre where you will take your tests.