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Female BP discovery programme

Diversity and Inclusion is the key to success at BP - and this paid programme is just one of the ways we're addressing our gender diversity balance. Open to female undergraduates from any discipline, you'll spend 4 days networking and hearing from female leaders. You'll also discover the culture of BP, our diverse range of roles and shadow an area of your choice. Participation offers a fast track to personal interview for any of our internship opportunities the following year (eligibility criteria will apply).

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Discovery days

Open to 1st and 2nd years

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Our Discovery days will predominantly take place during the Summer of 2019 for students across all disciplines. Our one day experience will provide insight into your area of interest. You will have an opportunity to experience our technology and working environments such as our HIVE’s (Highly Immersive Visualisation Environments), an analytical lab, a test facility or one our trading floors. You will also get an opportunity to hear from graduates and interns about their roles, participate in workshops to help you improve your skills.

Travel expenses are covered.

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Widening participation programme

Open to 1st years (or 2nd year if studying a four year course/3rd year if studying a 5 year course)

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Our paid award winning widening participation programme promotes and supports the recruitment and development of students from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Over the course of one week you will participate in workshops to improve your presentation and interview skills. 
Spend time shadowing employees in a discipline related to your degree or chosen career path and visit a BP operating site.

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Shadow days

Open to 1st and 2nd years

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Job shadowing is an excellent way to learn about day-to-day work life in a career field of your choice. If you are a 1st or 2nd year student you can apply to pair up with one of our interns or graduates for one day.

You will gain insight into what they do as well as meet other interns, graduates and employees. It is a great way to see what life at BP is really like. This is a great first step to starting a career with us.


Travel expenses are covered.

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