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We’re a team of many talents, from diverse cultural backgrounds

With nearly 600 BP-branded service stations nationwide, BP is one of the largest oil marketing companies in South Africa.

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At the Sapref refinery, based 16km south of Durban, we process crude oil, while lubricants are manufactured in Durban. Both these assets are co-owned with, and operated by, Shell, but we also operate seven owned depots and three coastal installations. We hold a 45% minority stake in a commercial and industrial fuels marketing business, alongside our black empowerment partners, Masana Petroleum Solutions – the first black-owned and managed energy company of its kind in South Africa.

We employ more than 1,000 people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, with 11 different home languages spoken. Most of our people work in our centres in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and East London.

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A business as diverse as ours requires people with talents to match. Whether your background is in engineering, science or business, our graduate and and paid internship schemes could see you apply your skills across our organization.
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A learnership with BP in South Africa can help you develop your workplace skills, build your career and gain a greater understanding of our company.

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Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, with a population of 3.2 million people. It is a major economic centre, not just in South Africa but across Africa as a whole. The city has a vibrant culture, and the local government continues to invest in the art scene. New galleries are cropping up all the time. There are also many large shopping malls with a huge selection of products from around the world.

Durban is on the east coast of the country and is famous for its beautiful harbour area and pleasant beach. The city also has a well maintained botanic garden and is home to one of Africa’s biggest film festivals.

Cape Town is the capital of South Africa and is one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is a truly world-class cosmopolitan city with a lively nightlife and incredible Victorian architecture. 

East London, South Africa's only river port, is a gateway to the Sunshine Coast to the south and the Wild Coast to the north. Its tourism offerings are varied, with beaches, culture, history and wildlife heading the list.

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