Shipping

Working together to keep the BP fleet sailing across the seas

Roaming between Alaska, West Africa and all the oceans in between, we have a world-renowned, industry-leading fleet that includes liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers, crude oil and product tankers and offshore supply vessels.

BP Maritime Services (BPMS), based in Singapore, employs over 1,000 officers serving our fleet around the world. We’re looking for talented and dedicated officers at all levels to join a high-performing team committed to the highest standards of safety and security. 

BP Shipping is undertaking a fleet rejuvenation programme. One of the largest shipping orders commissioned in recent times, Project Neptune encompasses the building of new oil tankers in South Korea. This is a time of major change within the industry, and by incorporating cutting-edge design and novel technology, we’ll continue to lead the way in safety and environmental designs. 

We have a variety of opportunities across the Shipping business unit to support the growth of our fleet so we need exceptional naval architects and marine and electrical engineers with specialist technical skills, to join our passionate team. You’ll have access to unique training and development programmes, and your respect for professional excellence means you’ll be an integral part of building our most impressive fleet to date. 

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Trainee officer (cadet) recruitment

Are you looking for a career that’s varied and dynamic?

A career that is mentally stimulating as well as physically demanding? Do you like the idea of facing new challenges and managing a team of professionals every day? Do you want to operate modern, sophisticated technical equipment? If your answers are yes, then consider launching yourself on a BP sponsored trainee officer course.

We’re looking for ambitious and intelligent people to join us as trainee officers and help maintain our success.


Deck officer

Become part of the management team responsible for steering and navigating a ship

This is a wide-ranging and highly demanding role that includes:
  • the safe navigation of the ship at sea
  • the safe, efficient loading and discharge of the ship's cargo in port
  • handling most of the ship's legal and commercial business
  • overseeing crew activities such as maintenance work, cargo operations, mooring and anchoring
Upon successful completion of your initial training, you will qualify with a nationally recognised qualification and in addition, a Deck Watchkeeping Officer First Certificate of Competency.

You'll be ready to take up an appointment as a deck officer on one of BP Shipping's ships, but that doesn't mean you stop learning. As a serving officer you’ll continue to develop your knowledge and experience up to Ship Master’s certification.

Engineering officer

Be responsible for the maintenance and operation of a ship's equipment

Hot and a hive of activity, the engine room is the heart of any ship. The engineer officer's skills are its lifeblood and your responsibilities will include:
  • the ship's main engines; marine diesel electric or steam turbines
  • running and maintaining all mechanical equipment, including the operation and maintenance of pumps and fuel systems, electrical generating and distribution equipment, refrigeration, air conditioning plant, lifts, cranes, etc.
BP Shipping's modern fleet of ships are highly automated, sophisticated pieces of engineering; in fact they're often designed so that the engine room operates without continuous manning. Nevertheless, as an engineering officer you'll still be expected to turn out at a moment’s notice, day or night.

Upon successful completion of your initial training you will qualify with a nationally recognised qualification and in addition, an Engineer Watchkeeping Officer First Certificate of Competency. You'll be ready to take up an appointment as an engineering officer on one of BP Shipping's ships, but that doesn't mean you stop learning. As a serving officer you'll continue to develop your knowledge and experience up to Chief Engineer's certification.

Diversity and inclusion

We work as one team, bringing together people from a range of backgrounds whose different perspectives enrich our business. That’s why we value diversity and inclusion. Everyone at BP is treated fairly, with respect, and is encouraged to voice their opinion. 

Each member of the team knows what is expected of them and is given every opportunity to realize their potential in a pleasant, supportive and collaborative environment.

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