South Africa

Graduate programmes

Joining one of our programmes, you’ll enjoy real responsibility from day one and the freedom to choose your own path. Enhancing your knowledge and stretching you skills, you’ll gain real-world experience alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Rewards and benefits

  • A competitive salary based on the experience you bring and your academic qualifications
  • Health and retirement plans
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid vacation days and public holidays, plus special leave for big life occasions like getting married
  • Access to great facilities, including gyms and wellness centres
  • Professional guidance and support on issues like legal queries, health, wellbeing and bereavement


  • Less than one year of post-qualification experience in addition to an honour’s degree in a relevant subject
  • Your degree will have been gained from a recognized university
  • Good academic record (averaging 65%).
  • Legally authorized to work in South Africa
  • You will work well under pressure and show strong leadership, interpersonal and team working skills

We are accepting applications for our Economics programme and our Marketing programme.

Learnership programmes

Our learnership programme is a structured initiative designed to fast-track the development of previously disadvantaged individuals and give them the tools and experience they need to grow a rewarding career at BP.

A learnership will see you work on real projects, deliver real results, and learn what a career in the oil and gas industry really means.

Rewards and benefits

A learnership will give you the opportunity to have an impact on our business almost immediately. We recognize the contribution you make with a whole range of benefits including:

  • A competitive salary based, plus the opportunity to gain spot bonuses
  • Professional guidance and support on issues like legal queries, health, wellbeing and bereavement


  • We offer learnerships to previously disadvantaged individuals, including unemployed youths and existing employees
  • South African citizen

Graduate / intern application process

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View our application process so that you know what to expect at each step. 

Take a look at our hints and tips from graduates and the recruitment team.


From our head office in the economic centre of Johannesburg to the beautiful beaches of Durban, and the cosmopolitan bustle of Cape Town to the river port of East London, our offices in South Africa are located in areas that offer a strategic advantage for us and a great lifestyle for our people.

As well as enjoying the cultural advantages of each city, our employees benefit from on-site facilities that include canteens, a gym at the Head Office  and wellness centres.

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