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What kind of learning curve can be expected from those that you hire from the military?

Veteran

Mike Fermin Belle Chasse, LA

Culture be it where you are from or where work is a big part of life. Being in the military we are used to a structured culture that has everything drawn out for you be it daily tasks or the leadership hierarchy. How does a company like BP define its culture and do veterans adjust easy to it?

30 April 2020 2 replies Leadership & Management

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Advisor

yasmin wilkinson Houston, TX

Hi Mike,

Thank you for your question.

BP has a great veteran population of employees who have been in the company for many years. Some transitioned directly from military service, where others came from other industry sectors after transition.

In regards to learning curves, depending on the role you are hired into, there are clear development and learning objectives that the business will have for you to complete. Please keep in mind, some roles have more training than others.

Employees also have the opportunity to participate in additional learnings offered to them by our learning University. These may be soft skills training to more technical. These may be additional skills you want to add to your toolkit.

Please let me know if you have more specific questions.

30 April 2020 Helpful answer

Veteran

Jeffrey Camacho Pflugerville, TX

I can answer that and give you an outlook from an engineering industry standpoint, not necessarily a BP standpoint.

I worked in research and semiconductor manufacturing for 6 years. Veterans tend to group together. In both scenarios, we had veterans groups that were employee-led and had company backing. These groups would plan out events together and obtain company sponsorship for different events such as sporting events, sports clubs/teams, happy hours, and the list goes on.

Whatever company you do go work for, look for these types of groups within.

We had to build our last group from the ground up.

Hope this helps!

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