People and Country are top priorities for BSP. This means creating jobs for the nation, to develop people inside and outside of BSP and to help grow Bruneian businesses to become internationally competitive in support of realising Wawasan Brunei 2035. It is BSP’s vision that the company is led by competitive and capable Bruneians as part of the cadre driving Brunei’s industries beyond oil and gas. The strategy is, therefore, to nurture, develop and support the generation of Bruneian talent in order to have a robust and high-quality pipeline for the company and the nation.
In June 2018, the new Bruneianisation Directive that came into effect requires Oil and Gas operators in Brunei to achieve 90% Bruneians at all levels and skillpools. BSP continuously supports the Bruneianisation Directive through its ongoing efforts in developing the capabilities of its Bruneian professionals to take on key positions and responsibilities. Through its efforts in this area, BSP has made significant strides in Bruneianisation, increasing from a level of 75% in 2009 to 89% in 2020.
To further secure our talent pipeline, the BSJV Scholarship Scheme has sponsored more than 700 scholarships since 1972 for young Bruneians to pursue higher education locally and abroad.
BSP is proud to play its part in supporting the vision of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in encouraging more youth to participate in entrepreneurship.
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, Shell LiveWIRE is a programme established in 2001 to train and mentor current and future entrepreneurs. For the past two decades, Shell LiveWIRE Brunei has been committed to grooming entrepreneurs through their various programmes and workshops. To date, the organisation has accumulated a total of 6329 alumni since they first started which resulted with an estimation of 18,000 total of participation of its programmes and workshops.
I-Usahawan is a youth entrepreneurship development initiative launched by the Ministry of Energy in 2018. The I-Usahawan programme targets aspiring and existing business owners who meet the following criteria of being Brunei Citizens from the 7 indigenous groups, ages between 18 and 35 years old, who have yet to be awarded a contract with either the Government, Government-Linked Companies (GLC) or Statutory Bodies.
BSP is proud to be the first to award contracts under the I-Usahawan programme and currently is the front runner in offering i-Usahawan contracts, with seven contracts awarded to date. There are plans to award contracts under the I-Usahawan programme in the areas of IT and Digitisation and this is part of BSP's commitment to develop local businesses partners across their value chain.