At the end of 2017, the number of BP’s Azerbaijani national employees was 2,448 including fixed-term employees.
According to BP-Azerbaijan, this makes 89 percent of BP’s professional employees in Azerbaijan. Many of them are in senior positions, including six members of the regional leadership team. In addition, there are 265 national employees working for the projects.
BP remains committed to achieving a nationalization target of 90 percent for professional staff by the end of 2018. This envisages nationalizing some professional roles that are currently occupied by expatriate employees. Non-professional staff of BP in Azerbaijan is already 100 percent nationalized. The nationalization agenda also includes further optimization of BP’s learning and development programmes, close participation in public and private sector initiatives to further improve the local talent market.