Student opportunities

You could really go places at BP. And spending time with us before you graduate is a brilliant way to find out where to start

From internships to insight days, no matter what year of study or where you are in the world, we offer different opportunities for you to explore BP.  Choosing a career path and a company to work for after university is a big decision. It can shape much more than your career – it can define where you live, what you learn and the friends you make. We want to make sure you make the right choice for you.

Our disciplines

Careers at BP fall in to four main areas. Within each of them there is a huge variety of roles, challenges and opportunities waiting for brilliant graduates and ambitious interns. 


A business of our size and scale needs the sharpest commercial minds making the decisions. Defining our future strategy, making sure we have the right people at the right time, innovating and challenging the way we make the most of technology and putting the finances in place to meet the demands of our organisation – these teams have an impact on the global stage.


Engineers at BP are faced with complex and fascinating challenges every day. They play a vital role in every area of our business. Finding oil deep below ground and bringing it to the surface in Upstream, to processing it safely and efficiently and transporting it to customers around the world in Downstream. 


Scientists at BP work on the most advanced projects in oil and gas. They create products and develop new processes. That might be redefining the potential of hydrocarbon resources in Upstream, or exploring new fuels, lubricants or petrochemical products in Downstream.

Supply and trading

IST Integrated supply and trading (IST) is BP's face to the traded markets in oil, gas, power, chemicals and finance. Its role is to enhance performance and maximize group value for our assets through distinctive supply, commodity trading, risk management and information technology, underpinned by a world-class finance, control and compliance infrastructure.

Our locations

In many of our locations, we offer the chance to experience life at BP before you decide if we’re the right place for you.  And, due to the programmes we offer, you don’t have to wait until your final year to experience our world.

Depending on where you are, there may be day, week, summer or year-long experiences on offer. 

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