We’re advancing the future of energy. Where could it take you? Today’s growing world demands more energy – but in new ways with fewer emissions. To meet this challenge, we’re evolving every part of our operations, all while welcoming new, diverse talent to keep pushing our ideas forward. It’s only by bringing together the brightest people in one, world-class team, that we’ll succeed. And when joining one of our apprenticeship programmes, you’ll have a part to play too.
The graduate programme is conducted within the Business, Engineering and Science divisions, across the company facilities in Sunbury, Aberdeen, Canary Wharf and Milton Keynes.
Each programme includes full support for obtaining relevant professional qualifications and credentials from the industry and discipline specific professional bodies.
The formal training programme is dependent on the specific area of business in which the graduate employee is based, mainly across three core activities: Exploration & Production (Upstream), Refining & Marketing (Downstream), Integrated Supply & Trading (IST). Each of these business areas employs a mix of graduates and professionals from the Business, Engineering and Science streams. The content and structure of the main training programmes is provided below:
Upstream and Downstream: A 2-3-year programme known as ‘Challenge’, consisting of placements on the technical and business side with the help of a dedicated buddy and mentor. A highly structured programme offering real professional roles in which you will develop your technical expertise. Training and other opportunities to develop competencies within your disciplines and the opportunity to learn from and network with a group of peers and more experienced BP colleagues.
IST: The training programme is delivered in two variants (Finance Commercial and Trading). Each runs for a period of three years, with three placements of 12 months duration across various departments within the Finance Commercial and Trading business areas.
Internships & Placements
Summer vacation placements and 12-month industrial training programmes are offered in Business, Engineering and Science. The company takes on around 100 interns each year, for summer placements of 11 weeks duration and year-long industrial training schemes.
At the beginning of each programme, a detailed set of programme objectives and expectations is finalised in discussion with the line manager and these are frequently revisited through a formal performance appraisal process.
Apart from the line manager, each intern is also assigned an exclusive mentor for providing additional guidance and support when necessary.
Apprenticeship programmes at BP You’ll enjoy the best of both worlds - formal learning and on-the-job experience. One of our apprenticeships will give you the perfect foundation to your career and prepare you for opportunities that could even take you around the world. You’ll be given full support throughout your apprenticeship. The BP HR early careers team will be on hand, and you’ll be guided at every step by an experienced mentor. At the end of the scheme you’ll have gained a nationally-recognized qualification, perhaps even a degree. We have apprenticeship opportunities in many areas. Choose an opportunity in HR, Supply and Trading, Technology, Data Analytics, Data Science, Global Business Services, Procurement & Supply Chain or Petro Chemicals.
School Leaver Programmes
You could also opt for our School Leaver Programme in Supply and Trading where a formal apprenticeship is optional.
Salary & Benefits
Starting salary* Level 3: £17,500 Level 4: £20,000 Level 5: £21,000 Level 6: £22,000 Level 7: £25,300 *Salary depends on location
We believe in hiring people with the right core competencies and interest, rather than specific experience. Most importantly, you’ll need a real passion to work in a global business, and a drive to succeed. To be successful, you must be committed, motivated, keen to work on your own initiative and able to work co-operatively as part of a team.
How To Apply
There’s more to our work and a career with BP than you could possibly imagine. So, the next thing to do is get online and experience it for yourself. Closing dates vary across programmes. Please look at our website for more detail. To find out more and apply, click here.