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Early careers key dates

Key dates are TBA approximate dates are as follows:

Graduate programmes

  • Chemical and Electrical Engineering, Western Australia
  • Applications open: 25/02/2019
  • Applications close: 22/03/2019
  • Testing: 27/03/2019
  • Video interviews: 04/04/2019
  • Assessment Centre: 17/04/2019
  • Offers: week commencing 22/04/2019
  • Commercial & Retail, Sales and Marketing, Victoria & Auckland
  • Applications open: 06/05/2019
  • Applications close: 24/05/2019
  • Testing: 31/05/2019
  • Video interviews: 10/06/2019
  • Assessment Centre: week commencing 01/07/2019
  • Offers: week commencing 01/07/2019

Co-operative programme

Applications open: 15/07/2019

Applications close: 04/08/2019

Internship programme

Applications open: 15/07/2019

Applications close: 04/08/2019

Apprenticeship programme

Applications open: 09/09/2019

Applications close: 29/09/2019

Internship opportunities

Our 12-week programme runs from November to February. We offer second to none professional development and the opportunity to explore and stretch your skills and capabilities.

Rewards and benefits

  • Exclusive access to membership of the BP superannuation plan, or a fund of your choice.
  • Personal development and training.
  • Five days’ leave, plus any public holidays and flexible working hours.
  • The chance to get involved in a wide range of social activities.

As part of your Internship with us, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Do real work and projects that impact BP, our stakeholders and our customers from the moment you start with us,
  • Receive formal and informal training and development:, on everything from technical to relationship building.
  • Enjoy access to business leaders, networking opportunities and support: You’ll also have an allocated buddy to help you navigate our world here! 

Internship eligibility

What are the key criteria to apply to BP’s internship programme?

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Credit average (65) or above
  • Penultimate year of study
  • Studying a relevant degree
  • Available to work full time for the 12 week period

When must I complete my degree by?

Our internship programme is open to university students in their penultimate year only. This means, you will have one year left of your university studies (i.e., completing your degree at the end of 2018).

I'm a mature-age student. Can I apply?

BP celebrates and strives for diversity in our workplace. We welcome all applications that meet our key criteria.

What documentation do I need to submit when I apply?

The two main pieces of would be your resume and academic transcript.  If you hold a visa, you will also need to provide a copy of your valid visa and passport.

I’m an International Student / on a Visa, can I still apply?

Unfortunately, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to apply. 

Got more questions about the programme or our recruitment process? Click here to view our full list of FAQ’s.

Internship application process

Online testing

Testing isn’t as daunting as it may sound. Depending on how you go in this stage, we’ll contact you again via email outlining the details of the next steps. Just a reminder here to keep looking in your junk mail just in case the link ends up there!

Recorded video interview

Here, we will get to know you better and to learn more about your skills by listening to your answers as you record yourself answering some set questions. The video interview is really convenient – you can complete this step at any time of day or night and wherever you like!   


Assessment centre

Assessment centres enable us see your ability to think and respond, your ability to problem solve, as well as to see how you interact and communicate with others.  This is your opportunity to make a good impression, so make sure you arrive on time and you dress appropriately.

The offer

From here, you’ll receive verbal and written confirmation of your offer. You will be sent a letter of offer by email which you can review and accept online.

Indigenous employment opportunities

BP supports Indigenous employees with development plans, mentoring programs and opportunities to develop personally and professionally. We train you. We challenge you. We inspire you.

We’re proud to announce our partnership with UniSport, supporting the Indigenous Nationals Games including sponsoring 2 scholarships. Through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we have made a difference in our communities by supporting the growth of Indigenous business, creating employment pathways and combating a health issue by developing Opal® fuel. 

Internship, Graduate and Apprenticeship opportunities are available in a wide range of business areas in our Melbourne office and Perth refinery. 

You’ll be connected with a network of other Indigenous professionals and work within an environment which will support you to unlock your full potential in a rewarding career. You’ll be making a difference to global energy supplies now and into the future.  

At BP we value people with diverse experiences, so if you identify as being an Indigenous Australian, please reach out to find out more – You can also check out our Retail and Professional job opportunities. 

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