If you have a post-graduate degree and at least three years’ professional experience, our Future leaders programme (FLP) could be your key to a rewarding long-term career. It’s been designed to find and train the people who can take our business into the future.
Focused on three key areas – Downstream (Refining & Marketing), Human Resource and Information, Technology and Services – over three to four years, you’ll get tailored and structured training, as well as the coaching and real responsibility to prepare you for the global opportunities that lie ahead.
Health, Safety, Security & Environment
BP makes the safety and reliability of all of its operations the top priority. From offshore drilling platforms, to newly-discovered terrain and inner-city business complexes, professionals in health, safety, security and the environment (HSSE) assess every possible risk to our people. We learn through challenges we constantly face and explore new ways to improve our design, technology and processes. By focusing on developing engineering and control systems that reduce hazards and support compliance, capability and performance, we look to ensure all our people are safe and secure in the environment they work in.
With roles ranging from environmental managers to health advisors, find out where you fit in to our exceptional team.
Operations & supply chain
Operations & supply chain opportunities
Finding new energy reserves isn’t the whole story. Taking the resource to market is just as challenging – and just as important.
Our operations teams play a role at every stage of exploration and production as well as the refining process, giving people the scope to experience different aspects of the energy business.
BP Shipping ensures that our carriers meet the highest standards and energy transportation is the focus for continuous improvement.
In our diverse business, managing how we spend money is also vital. Our professionals in Procurement & Supply Chain Management (PSCM) are responsible for buying the right goods and services from the right supplier at the right time, at the most competitive price.
Sales & support
Sales & support opportunities
As one of the world’s largest energy businesses, we can’t afford to lose sight of our customers. Our customer service professionals provide that all-important link between our products and services and the huge range of people and businesses that need them. Our marketing teams complete research, formulate plans and deliver communications that make our brands and products stand out.
BP Retail is pioneering new ideas, to ensure customers get more of what they want – including cleaner, more efficient fuels. And our sales teams are the public face of our business, experts in promoting our brand across global markets. It’s the energy of all these people that makes a difference – especially to our customers.
Commercial roles at BP cover a huge amount of ground. You could be part of Upstream, helping us assess the costs of opportunities in Canada, Columbia, the UK and Abu Dhabi.
You could join one of our 17 refineries and manage our investment in more efficient and cleaner processes. Or, in Marketing, decide on new products that will increase sales.
From planning to performance management, operations to new business development and contract management, the professionals in our commercial teams ensure we get the highest possible value from the resources we have. They take exploration to a new level by finding the best ways to invest money in the future of energy.
The global oil and gas market is highly volatile. How we handle it has a huge impact on our ability to secure the natural resources and technology the future demands.
From risk and trade control to analytics and trading, we give our people a wide range of opportunities to demonstrate their strengths and hone their skills in an innovative, fast-paced and performance-driven setting. We invest in world-class systems to ensure that information on the supply and demand of oil and gas flows seamlessly to the teams that need it most.
But ultimately, it’s the energy and knowledge of our people that will ensure we continue to meet the global demand for our products.
Business Infrastructure/Shared Services
Business Infrastructure/Shared Services opportunities
From exploration to refining and trading, our business infrastructure underpins everything we do.
Business support teams work in every part of our organisation. Commercial & external affairs enables us to make sound business decisions. Compliance & ethics ensures we do the right thing for all our stakeholders.
Finance supports improved business performance and maintains robust financial controls. HR teams acts as strategic and operational business partners. Internal audit provides assurance on risk management.
Legal teams are involved in everything from employment law to dispute resolution. Our tax function ensures compliance with tax legislation and optimises our tax position. And our treasury team, acting as our internal bank, moves around US$1 trillion each year.
Where will you fit in?
BP relies on information. It’s what tells us how deep to drill our wells and where the best path for our pipelines should be.
It also keeps us informed of global energy prices and the costs of our projects. In information technology and services, our systems are some of the most advanced in the world – and our IT professionals are fully engaged in finding energy and maximising the value of our assets.
We also have our sights fixed on the future. Research & Technology provides the knowledge, expertise and creativity to develop better processes, novel syntheses, new catalysts and improved designs.
In our culture of discovery, we offer wide- ranging development opportunities.
Our engineers pioneer the latest technologies at some of the world’s most remote locations – and everywhere we operate, safety and efficiency are absolute priorities.
Whether your speciality is mechanical, integrity, instrument, chemical or process engineering or a discipline unique to the energy industry, our projects offer opportunities to develop your skills and work with the most advanced technologies in the industry. We take on engineers whose skills and approach make them leaders and prepare them for some of the largest, most complex and most challenging projects in the world.
Our teams operate across the globe on many types of wells including subsea, high-temperature/high pressure (HTHP), and horizontal wells. We require skills in conventional completions, sand control, and hydraulic fracturing. And, with a well stock of over 10000 wells (verify), maintaining ongoing production and integrity from our wells is a key focus of our well interventions organisation.
Our success is dependent on leveraging the collective efforts of some of the most experienced technical experts in the world, who bring world-class technology to the front-line of well execution, and who provide outstanding technical support to the entire global wells team.
Now is an exciting time for experienced professionals to join us and make a real difference – to our progress and their own careers. At BP, you’ll be challenged and inspired by the opportunities on offer.
Our diverse team of 6,000 technicians, working onshore and offshore, plays a vital role in delivering energy to the world.
As an electrical technician, you’ll be responsible for power generation, the distribution system and utilisation equipment. As an instrumentation technician, you’ll ensure our instrumentation, control and automation systems are calibrated and functioning properly. As a mechanical technician, you’ll work on everything from heat exchangers to pressure relief systems. In operations, control of work, process safety management and environmental management systems will come under your wing.
Wherever your talents lie, you’ll have access to career development opportunities, which could see you progressing to team leader or operational manager.
We operate more giant field discoveries than any of our competitors. Our strategy is to invest in the largest and lowest cost hydrocarbon deposits, and to optimise returns on our existing assets. And that means taking on outstanding scientists and engineers and giving them access to the best technology.
Our geoscientists, petrophysicists and reservoir engineers work with offshore, deepwater and onshore oil and gas projects in over 25 countries.
From the first stages of exploration through development and recovery, they make it possible for us to push back the frontiers of geography and discovery to find and develop more fuel.
To support their efforts, we provide training and development that’s as wide ranging as the challenges we offer.
For over 100 years, BP has been discovering energy and, we’re committed to meeting the world’s growing demand for energy safely, responsibly and consistently.
We’re a diverse organisation, and our people reflect that diversity. But wherever we operate and in every part of our business, we work in a way that serves the entire company.
At BP, we are re-balancing our short and long-term priorities as we plan for what’s ahead. Finding people who combine the right capabilities with leadership potential has never been more important to us.