Business

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

Commercial downstream

Join our team as an intern and you’ll get to grips with real projects from day one – learning all about the oil and gas industry and gaining an insight into life at BP. It’s a chance to discover and build your strengths. It’s also an opportunity to find out more about our graduate programme and decide if a future with BP is of interest to you.

Overview

Every year, BP invests billions of dollars searching for new sources of energy and supplying our customers with the fuels, lubricants and petrochemical products they need in their everyday lives. 

Your role and responsibilities

Downstream is at the heart of our business, and our commercial discipline looks after:
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Supply and logistics
  • Strategy and finance

Finance - accounting, report and control (ARC)

Join our team as an intern and you’ll get to grips with real projects from day one – learning all about the oil and gas industry and gaining an insight into life at BP or Castrol. It’s a chance to discover and build your strengths. It’s also an opportunity to find out more about our graduate programme and decide if a future with BP is of interest to you.

Overview

Accounting, reporting and control (ARC) delivers high quality and efficient internal and external financial reporting. The financial reporting enables business delivery, conforms to BP’s system of internal control, and meets all external reporting obligations. ARC is at the centre of our operations, embedded within our businesses, committed to doing the right thing and ensuring all our work is reliable.  Experience diverse areas such accounting policy, internal/external reporting, control processes, accounting processes and financial systems for our different businesses.

Finance - planning and commercial

Join our team as an intern and you’ll get to grips with real projects from day one – learning all about the oil and gas industry and gaining an insight into life at BP. It’s a chance to discover and build your strengths. It’s also an opportunity to find out more about our graduate programme and decide if a future with BP is of interest to you.

Overview

Every year, BP invests billions of dollars searching for new sources of energy and building the infrastructure to develop these new resources. Planning and commercial operations maximizes and secures value inherent in BP’s portfolio with efficient investment decisions for a stable plan, cross-functions integration and stakeholder alignment. Additionally, this area provides support in investment governance and performance management. 

The programme is available in a number of global locations allows you to experience diverse areas such planning and performance, joint venture management (agreement and stakeholder), investment decisions and commercial assurance. This exposure will help you understand the commercial aspects of the business and establish a business plan to be able to propose new, reliable and creative ways to maximize and deliver value.

Human resources

Join our team as an intern and you’ll get to grips with real projects from day one – learning all about the oil and gas industry and gaining an insight into life at BP. It’s a chance to discover and build your strengths. It’s also an opportunity to find out more about our graduate programme and decide if a future with BP is of interest to you.

Overview

HR professionals recruit, retain and reward people who can keep us ahead of the global energy challenge. They also develop world-class training programmes, build capability and anticipate the demand for new skills.

Attracting and retaining the best people in our industry – regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability – is what keeps us ahead of the competition. Our commitment to doing the right thing, working as one team, and supporting our people’s development makes us one of the industry’s best workplaces, and that’s in large part thanks to our HR professionals. They act as strategic business partners, offering guidance to managers and employees.

Your role and responsibilities

In this discipline you’ll develop knowledge of the sub disciplines within HR and the technical skills required to become a strategic business partner.

Procurement and supply chain management

Join our team as an intern and you’ll get to grips with real projects from day one – learning all about the oil and gas industry and gaining an insight into life at BP. It’s a chance to discover and build your strengths. It’s also an opportunity to find out more about our graduate programme and decide if a future with BP is of interest to you.

Overview

The need to grow and optimize our buying power is fundamental to BP’s success. From Alaska to Australia, procurement and supply chain teams manage the procurement process for the many categories of goods and services that keep BP operating every day. We are also responsible for supplier performance management, spend reporting, market intelligence and monitoring compliance to procurement processes and policies. Our supply market strategies ensure that BP’s supply chain is one of the most competitive in the oil and gas industry, so it’s no surprise that procurement is one of the business’ key business functions.

Your role and responsibilities

In procurement & supply chain you could find yourself:
  • Helping to develop and implement procurement strategies and tactics for your assigned areas. This might involve anything from chemicals and facility management to engineering equipment and drilling services.
  • Playing an instrumental role in supplier performance management — from initial market assessments through to contract award and beyond; always ensuring BP receives the best value from its contractors and suppliers.
  • Gaining experience in various business areas.
  • Achieving professional membership in CIPS (UK & MoW) or ISM (North America).
Your work will bring you into a global network of specialised management professionals, working within our business areas - Upstream, Downstream and Indirect Procurement. 

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