Through close collaboration, TST identified that bp’s ambition of a broader strategic realignment towards ethical business was not just about reimagining the future of energy, but the future of talent. As a result, bp moved beyond traditional recruitment thinking and focused on future skills as an attraction offering that would make them stand out.
Deep research involving hundreds of stakeholders allowed us to identify the skills of the future. Together, we constructed a syllabus consisting of five skills for leaders of the future: critical problem solving, cognitive flexibility, emotional intelligence, communicating with influence, and innovation. To equip students with these skills, we built a dynamic digital learning platform—accessible anywhere in the world, on any device, to anyone, for free
Designed using immersive and gamified learning techniques, the initiative comprised an online, on-demand, self-driven, accessible, bite-sized learning ecosystem that felt powerful and personal, with a supporting social media campaign to spread the word of the pioneering project. The Skills Refinery is now in its third iteration and continues to impact the lives of millions around the world. See it here.