BP STEM scholarship interviewWatch
I've got one for Chemistry, too. How formal is it? Should I wear a suit, a formal shirt, or just go casual? Do they ask about what you wrote in the first stage? Are there academic questions in your subject area? I'm confident I can talk about these things, but I just don't know what I should prepare for. Is it question led, or is more of a conversation?
I had one (for Computer science, Bath is the only university where compsci folks are eligible) in December. It was long and fairly intense, I really was talking for the whole hour. I can't give you questions or anything, but my advice would be treat it in the same way as a job interview, and have some questions ready to ask. Be memorable, Good luck!
Thank you! Another bit of advice from me (I can't remember if I've already said this, apologies if I have) is that as well as just practicing competency questions again and again and again - this should pretty much guarantee success if they stick to the same format as the past two years - make sure you listen to the videos on their website and find some questions specific to what your possible future roles at BP could be. For example, I'm a CompSci, so I asked "Do you have more technologists working upstream or downstream?" Which not only showed I was interested in a career at BP (they love getting a return on their investment) but also showed I'd done my research into the way the company is structured.
Thanks for the tip! Just to be sure, what do "competency questions" actually involve? I assumed that they'll be asking maths and logic questions, or is it similar to the online test?
I'm not sure if my online test glitched because I had 2 verbal and 2 numerical tests... Is this what everyone else had??
Nope, competency questions are standard interview stuff questions which aren't technical at all. "Give an example of a time you've taught yourself something/been the leader of a team/found something difficult" etc.
Quite nervous for my interview next week, so searching the internet for all the info I can find!!
Can anyone who has already had a BP Stem Interview remember/guess what the competencies were? Or has anyone found a list of them online anywhere? I can't find what they are! Have found the "core values" of Safety, Respect, Excellence, One Team and Courage, but haven't found any specific to the stem scholarship scheme, can anyone help me out?
P.S I'm studying Chemistry.
Are you a 2014/5 entry, that is, already enrolled on your first year? I have an unconditional offer for 2015/6 entry to read Computer Science at Bath but have not had the email invitation to apply for the BP STEM scholarship. I'm starting to think I may not be eligible for some reason. Does everybody on a STEM course at eligible institutions get an invitation? If not how do they choose and what information do they have access to?
If you're not starting until sept. 2015, I wouldn't worry about not getting an invitation yet - and probably wouldn't expect one until after you arrive.
It's mainly graphs and data handling, from memory. If you look up numerical reasoning tests online you'll find very similar tests. They're pretty standard in the job application process.