Shipping

Naval architects, engineers and officers – working as one team to keep the BP fleet sailing across the seas
BP Ship British Ruby

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. 

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.

Here’s a great opportunity to enjoy fully sponsored training, leading to a recognized degree qualification (or equivalent) and an internationally recognized professional seafarer’s marine licence. You’ll then be looking at an exciting, long-term career with one of the world’s largest and most successful companies.

If you are a citizen of the UK, Republic of Ireland or Poland, you can apply to train as a deck officer or an engineering officer.

Learning and development

You will be mentored throughout your training and development by a dedicated officer training team. We’ll help you develop your skills during ship and shore-based training. Once qualified, you will have a range of choices about what you do with your life and career.

Careers Deck Officer

The role of a deck officer

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

The role of an engineering officer

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

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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