At ConocoPhillips, there is always potential for personal and professional growth. Learning and development is an ongoing process and an integral factor to our success.
Our mission is direct: to maximise performance by investing in people. By providing programmes that enrich your talents and skills at every step of your career, we strengthen not only your professional value, but the business value and plan of ConocoPhillips.
We value and encourage learning to take place from a variety of different sources. Our framework to learning seeks to combine all aspects of development, whether acquired through formal training, job assignments or through reflection and feedback.
Talent Management Teams
At ConocoPhillips, we have different functional-based Talent Management Teams (TMTs) that help identify the company’s future business needs, assess current skills gaps and recommend actions to fill those gaps. These teams optimise the development of people with technical or highly specialised skills so that they can be shared globally or regionally by the company in order to successfully implement its strategy.
UNIVERSITY NEW HIRE ESSENTIALS
All graduate hires will be invited to participate in a week long programme, known as University New Hire Essentials, specifically designed to help you learn about the industry, our company and professional development topics that have shown to be beneficial to employees who have just come onboard, helping you make a successful transition from college to career.
In addition, you will also be invited to attend a two-day 'Getting to Know ConocoPhillips' orientation within six months of joining us.
Exploration and Production
Engineering and Geoscience graduates join the graduate development programme which provides a flexible framework to enhance and accelerate your career with us.
Engineering graduates join the graduate development programme which provides a flexible framework to enhance and accelerate your career with us. During the programme you spend the first year on rotational assignment; this is followed by two 18 month assignments where you will have the opportunity to be involved in challenging and rewarding projects.
Geoscientist graduates typically spend the first two years on rotational assignments in a variety of roles. These could include well operations, well planning, reservoir modelling or new ventures exploration. Wherever you are placed, you can expect to be a contributing, active member of the team from day one. You will be working on real projects with real deadlines, supported by an assigned mentor and formal training as required. An integral part of the graduate development programme is our comprehensive “New-Hire Geoscience Training”, a two-stage global programme provided at our Houston headquarters.
Reservoir Engineering graduates typically spend the first two years on several different assignments. These could include activities in such areas as reservoir modelling, production engineering and optimisation, new field development planning, classical reservoir engineering or well planning. You can expect to be an active, contributing member of your multidiscipline team from the outset. You’ll have real projects with real deadlines, supported by a mentor, together with formal training as required. An integral part of our graduate programme is our "Engineering Academy". This is a 12 week training program conducted primarily while the engineer remains in their work location but culminating in a final week for all participants in our Houston office.
The Commercial Graduate Development Programme
The Commercial Graduate Development Programme (CGDP) is a two-year structured programme for graduate new hires to the London Commercial group.
This programme provides new graduates with the opportunity to learn more about the organisation and various aspects of the commercial business and help you decide on your preferred career path within the business.
CGDP employees will work one year in a commercial role and one year in a Finance/Risk management role, based in the London office. During this time you will also participate in training activities that will provide a solid foundation for your career with ConocoPhillips.
Student Placement Schemes
We are always proactive in seeking out ways to extend our developmental opportunities. We have active programmes to support student development and growth. We have established relationships with selected universities across the UK form which we recruit students for placement opportunities in a diverse range of functions including finance, HR, public relations and engineering. These work placements range from six weeks to one year and contribute to the creation of a diverse workforce, as well as the success of the company.
ConocoPhillips is committed to the personal and professional development of our employees and offers educational assistance to help you further your professional career. ConocoPhillips supports chartered engineer status for all engineering disciplines and operates chartership training schemes accredited by the ICE, IChemE, IET, and IMechE. The company also supports employees working towards a Chartered Institute of Management Accounting, Association of Chartered Accountants or Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development professional qualification to name but a few. We are always supportive in helping you maximize your potential in line with business need.
Through the effective use of mentors, employees can receive career guidance as well as the opportunity to increase individual knowledge and skills needed to succeed.
ConocoPhillips offers a variety of classroom-based core development programs specially designed to help individuals achieve personal growth and success in their careers.
Networks and Knowledge Sharing
ConocoPhillips encourages learning to take place through knowledge sharing. Various opportunities for networking within the organization are available, including communities, forums and clubs. These encourage and facilitate knowledge sharing and personal development.