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Shipping is BP’s longest-standing business unit. Established in 1915, our fleet today comprises more than 49 vessels
BP Ship British Ruby

Roaming between Alaska, West Africa and all the oceans in between, we have a world-renowned, industry-leading fleet. This ranges from liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers to 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 our high performing team, where the challenge is to work continuously to the highest standards of safety, security and care in a performance-driven culture.

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

Here’s a great opportunity to enjoy fully sponsored training for an internationally recognised professional qualification and an exciting career with one of the world’s largest and most successful companies.

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 fancy operating modern sophisticated technical equipment? If your answers are yes, then consider launching yourself on a BP sponsored trainee officer course.

BP has a leading position in the global shipping sector. We operate a modern and technically sophisticated international fleet of oil tankers and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) carriers. Reflecting our commitment to maintaining our position as industry leaders in health, safety and environmental integrity, our fleet is constantly being renewed and updated.

BP Maritime Services (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. employs around 1,000 seafarers who crew BP Shipping's ships. To maintain our success, ambitious and intelligent people are needed, along with a commitment to the annual recruitment of trainee officers.

Join and you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy sponsored training, leading to a recognised degree qualification (or equivalent) and an internationally recognised professional seafarer’s marine licence.

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.

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.

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

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