Located in Sunbury-on-Thames, Greater London, the ICBT is ‘home’ to some 3,500 people from across the globe, working in more than 55 different international business teams. It is also arguably the most diverse location in the world for BP with more than 50 different nationalities, most major world religions represented and on any given day some 30 languages can be heard.
The ICBT site has been part of BP’s history for nearly 100 years, starting as a collection of laboratories. Today the ICBT site is a modern, international business centre with upstream, corporate and functions and downstream businesses all represented here including North Africa, Angola, Reservoir Development, HR, IT&S and Shipping - to name a few. The site is also home to BP’s eastern hemisphere upstream learning centre designed to help develop petro-technical capability at BP.
Employees are encouraged to take part in the ICBT volunteering programme, designed to benefit the local community. ICBT people give their time and effort to support students by conducting work experience placements, mentoring sessions and classroom activities in relation to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. As well as supporting education in the local community, ICBT employees support local charities through a team building programme and local social enterprises through the arc social enterprise programme.