Marine engineering

With the increasing need for marine specialists, what’s clear is that by developing your career with BP, your skills will be in great demand and could take you around the world

BP owns and operates many types of vessels, including 37 medium-size crude and product carriers, three very large crude carriers, one North Sea shuttle tanker, eight LNG carriers and four LPG carriers. All of these vessels are double-hulled and have to operate within strict assurance criteria. Marine specialists are crucial to this — providing marine expertise across upstream (exploration & production) and downstream (refining & marketing) sectors in addition to supporting our core responsibilities.

Electrical engineering

Your role and responsibilities

From the start of your career with BP, you’ll be part of our Endeavour Programme – our shipping graduate development scheme that is accredited with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). You’ll begin at our flagship site at Sunbury-on-Thames (UK), where you’ll find out all about our business before undertaking a programme of development in diverse disciplines and locations. You could gain experience in shipbuilding, equipment commissioning and repair, applying your electrical or instrumentation and control knowledge in technically challenging environments. Usually within the first year, you’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a placement, normally in Europe, with a class society – giving you invaluable experience. As you develop, you could have the opportunity to travel further afield.

Development opportunities

The shipping graduate programme typically is a four-year or two-plus-two-year scheme, with placements of varying length. Examples of current placements include the:

  • Engineering team
  • Projects technical team (Sunbury-on-Thames, UK-based and part-based in Korea for new builds)
  • Fleet support team (UK and Singapore-based)
  • Class society
  • Upstream North Sea (Aberdeen-based)

In the first two years, your placements will be planned for you but as you gain experience in the business, you’ll be expected to manage your own career path. That’s not to say you’ll be left to your own devices. We’re committed to your development and success, so you’ll be monitored and encouraged every step of the way by your mentor and line manager.

Your future

Once you reach the end of the programme, there are a number of options for further development and broadening of your skills. Some graduates go on to pursue leadership roles, some choose technical specialisms and some try other disciplines. Most recently, graduates have gone into the following teams:

  • Fleet support team
  • Projects technical team
  • North Sea support to FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading vessel) project

Whichever route you pursue, we can offer you a thoroughly rewarding career that’s a mix of what you’re good at, what you like to do and what our business needs.

Locations

We require that all graduates be flexible as to geographical location (within the UK) for the duration of the programme.

Marine engineering

As a marine engineer, you will deal with the design, construction, installation, operation and repair of propulsion, auxiliary and ancillary systems and equipment within a ship. From the start you’ll be part of our IMAResT accredited Endeavour Programme — our graduate development scheme that begins at our flagship site at Sunbury-on-Thames (UK). Here you’ll find out all about our business and begin your work within the engineering team. Within the first year, you’ll likely also have opportunity to undertake a placement, normally in Europe. As you become more experienced you could have the opportunity to travel further afield — some of our current graduates are working in Singapore, Dubai and Korea, providing support to operational dockings, offshore support vessels (OSV), floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) and tanker new-build projects.

Development opportunities

The Endeavour Programme for shipping is typically a four-year or a two-plus-two year programme, with placements of varying length. Examples of current placements include the:

  • Engineering teams
  • Projects technical team (Sunbury-on-Thames, UK-based and part-based in Korea for new builds)
  • Fleet support Team (UK and Singapore-based)
  • Class society
  • Sea time placement (up to two months, ship dependent)
  • Upstream North Sea (Aberdeen-based)

Initially, during the first two years, your placements will be planned for you. However as you gain experience in the business, you’ll be expected to begin managing your own career path. That’s not to say you’ll be left to your own devices. We’re committed to your development and success, so you’ll be monitored and encouraged every step of the way by your mentor and line manager.

Your future

Once you reach the end of the programme there are a number of options for further development and broadening of your skills. Some graduates go on to pursue leadership roles, some choose technical specialisms and some change to other disciplines. Most recently, graduates have gone into roles in the following teams:

  • Fleet support team
  • Projects technical team
  • North Sea support to FPSO project

Whichever route you pursue, we can offer you a thoroughly rewarding career that’s a mix of what you’re good at, what you like to do, and what our business needs.

Locations

Sunbury-on-Thames, Aberdeen, Singapore, Korea. We require that all graduates be flexible as to geographical location (within the UK) for the duration of the programme.

Naval architecture

As a naval architect, you will deal with the design, construction, maintenance and operation of a ship’s hull and structures, using basic and applied research, design and development calculations during all stages of the life of the ship. You’ll also gain an in-depth knowledge of safety regulations and damage control rules to allow the approval and certification of ship designs.

From the start you’ll be part of our RINA accredited Endeavour Programme — our shipping graduate development scheme that begins at our flagship site at Sunbury-on-Thames. Here you’ll find out all about our business and begin your work with safety, operations or the assessment and inspections teams.

Usually, within the first year, you’ll also have opportunity to undertake a placement, normally in Europe, with a class society — giving you valuable experience in surveying and plan approval. As you become more experienced you could have the opportunity to travel further afield — some of our current graduates are working in Singapore, Dubai and Korea, providing support to operational dockings, offshore support vessels (OSV), floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) and tanker new-build projects.

Development opportunities

The shipping graduate programme typically has a four-year or two-plus-two year duration, with placements of varying length. Examples of current placements include working with the:

  • Assessment and inspection team (Sunbury-on-Thames, UK-based)
  • Projects technical team (Sunbury-on-Thames, UK-based and part-based in Korea for new builds)
  • Fleet support team (UK and Singapore-based)
  • Class society
  • Upstream North Sea (Aberdeen-based)

Initially, during the first two years, your placements will planned for you, but as you gain experience in the business, you’ll be expected to begin managing your own career path. That’s not to say you’ll be left to your own devices. We’re committed to your development and success, so you’ll be monitored and encouraged every step of the way by your mentor and line manager.

Your future

At the end of the programme, there are a number of options for further development and broadening of your skills. Some graduates go on to pursue leadership roles, some choose technical specialisms and some try other disciplines. Most recently, graduates have gone into roles in the following teams:

  • Fleet support team
  • Projects technical team
  • North Sea support to FPSO project

Whichever route you pursue, we can offer you a thoroughly rewarding career that’s a mix of what you’re good at, what you like to do, and what our business needs.

Locations

Sunbury-on-Thames (UK), Aberdeen, Singapore, Korea. We require that all graduates be flexible as to geographical location (within the UK) for the duration of the programme.