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Graduate - Human Resources (People & Culture)

Graduate - Human Resources (People & Culture)

  • Location United Kingdom - Scotland - Aberdeen/Dyce, United Kingdom - South East - London, United Kingdom - South East - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - South East - Pangbourne, United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required
  • Job category HR Group
  • Relocation available
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code 131102BR
  • Experience level
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Job summary

Graduate – People & Culture (Human Resources)

As a global energy company bp’s key differentiators are its people and its technology. The P&C discipline plays a critical role in supporting this, existing to ensure the right people, in the right roles, at the right time, who are aligned, energised and contributing to their full potential for the success of bp. It is HRs role to partner closely with bp businesses to deliver their priorities, and to recruit, develop, deploy, reward and energise the talent they need. We are looking for diverse, solution oriented, resourceful and resilient individuals with a passion for people and culture. An equal blend of EQ, IQ and drive, creative and analytical thinking, business acumen, and customer focus are also important. Alignment with our purpose to Reimagine energy for people and our planet, achieve Net Zero, and live our values and behaviours for Safety, Excellence, Courage, Respect and One Team is essential.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Rotating through this three-year programme, you will split your time between two exciting and challenging roles. At least one of these will be in a partnering role and the other may be in a specialist area enabling you to build a broad range of experience. In these roles you will develop the technical, business and leadership skills you need to become a strategic business partner.

Development Opportunities
Join our P&C Graduate Challenge Programme and you will take on real responsibility from day one, gaining broad exposure to the human resource challenges that we face every day. A variety of learning options, which blend experience, exposure and education, will help you to develop your technical and behavioural competencies, and you will be guided by the programme team, your supervisor and a graduate-level buddy.

Your Future

Following the graduate programme you are likely to move roles every two to four years (subject to your performance and experience). This may be to another location, another project or a change of role. We are committed to your continued development and success, so we will support you to build your technical experience. You will also have the opportunity to study for your CIPD professional accreditation should you wish via an apprenticeship standard.


To apply for this role, you'll need a 2:1 degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. We also welcome applications from those with a Master’s degree. You must be able to articulate a strong rationale for why you want to pursue a career in human resources and demonstrate your understanding of HR in a strategic organisation via the research you have conducted. You must also demonstrate exposure to the field of HR via study, voluntary activity or work experience. This role could be based across any of our UK sites and we expect our graduates to be mobile within the UK throughout the 3 year programme.

Roles will be based at any of the following location(s): Sunbury, Aberdeen, Canary Wharf, Pangbourne or other South of England bp Offices which could include, but are not limited to: Swindon, St. James Square London and Milton Keynes.

At bp we have a phenomenal open and inclusive culture, a great work life balance and tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path. We provide employee benefits such as life and health insurance, medical care and many others!

If you need to make any adjustments to any stage of the recruitment process, for example due to an illness, injury or a disability, please contact us on 0800 279 2088 or email enquiry@bpgraduates.co.uk. If you are calling from overseas, please dial +44 1635 584149.

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