I’ve been at BP for five years and started as a contractor analyst. In my two years as a contractor, my manager gave me the opportunity to try different roles including project management, publishing as well as developing mobile applications, where I still am today. I have recently been promoted to a role as service owner of mobile apps at BP, which is highly rewarding.
A lot of people don’t realise how innovative and tech-driven we are at BP. We’re providing the tools and technology to make the energy transition happen. Just the other day I tried on some VR glasses that take you ‘live’ to an oil rig in the middle of an ocean – they are used to train operators, and are an incredible way to harness HoleLens technology.
At the moment I’m developing mobile apps which help our teams in their everyday jobs. It’s an area where you need to know a bit of everything, so you’ve got to be on your toes – even more so when you’re looking after a team of developers, testers and project managers.
The last app I worked on was really exciting, and a lot of teams around the globe have already starting using it. It’s designed to make our oil platform operators’ job easier and safer, by guiding them through their tasks and equipment – and I’m hugely proud to have been a part of it."
BP is definitely an inspiring place for women. My three main mentors are female, and I learn so much for them; there’s a real commitment to sharing knowledge and support here, and a belief in helping each other.
There are always fresh new challenges here, which makes the job lots of fun. I love that my role is flexible, and that I’m really trusted by my boss. Also, as BP is such a big organisation, with so much variety, there are lots of opportunities within it. I think that if I waslooking to change jobs, I’d definitely look internally!
We are discovering solutions for more energy, delivered in new and better ways for a low carbon future
Everybody is talking about AI and I’m fortunate enough to work on it to deliver value for BP
I was blown away by what BP was offering in terms of job experience. So, I decided to join!