UK insight programmes

Get your own perspective of BP by gaining real-world skills on our insight programmes

Discovery days

Open to all years. Helpful for 1st and 2nd years

Applications are now open until 29 January 2018

Our Discovery days take place across the months of April and July in 2018 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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Take a look at our hints and tips from graduates and the recruitment team.

Shadow days

Open to 1st and 2nd years

Applications are now open until 29 January 2018

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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Widening participation programme

Open to all years

Applications are now open until 29 January 2018

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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Supply and trading discovery week

Open to 1st and 2nd years (if studying a 4 year course)

Applications are now open until 29 January 2018

Our paid discovery week is designed to give you a unique perspective of the supply and trading business. Open to under-graduates from any discipline, you will participate in trading simulations and case studies. You will get an opportunity to meet graduates and senior members of the business. You will also be invited to participate in a technical assessment to secure a place on the final stage of our summer internship assessment.

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