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Summer Internship - Electrical Engineering

Summer Internship - Electrical Engineering

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code 141378BR
  • Experience level
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Job summary

Electrical power is a fundamental requirement for all of bp’s businesses. Electrical systems provide light, heat, energy and power for rotating equipment providing the motive power to move products to the marketplace and the power for all related control systems. As an electrical engineer at bp, you will ensure existing production plants remain safe and reliable by effectively using employee resource and equipment to carry out electrical maintenance, repairs and improvements. For new plants, such as renewable wind and solar generation facilities, along with onshore and offshore hydrocarbon process plants, you will model, design all the electrical systems and equipment. Covering power generator through to end-consumers, your hard work will ensure power is produced and utilised in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Duties and responsibilities:

The precise nature of your role will be defined by your skills as well as the needs of the business, but your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Working on projects and supporting your team to find the best solutions in support of the rapid transition to net zero including:
    • Development of around 50GW of net renewable energy generating capacity.
    • Major electrification projects for both our partnerships with 10 to 15 big cities around the world and reducing the emissions associated with the carbon in our upstream oil and gas production by 35-40%
    • providing 100,000 electric vehicle charging points globally
  • Helping to maintain performance within your team and for bp as a company.
  • Building relationships both within bp and with our external partners, collaborating across functions, entities and teams to deliver excellence.
  • Demonstrating drive and dedication through the bp values with an emphasis on safety.


To apply for this role, you will need a Masters degree (or equivalent) in electrical (power) engineering, electrical engineering or electrical and electronic engineering.

For this Summer Intern role, you will need to be in your penultimate year of study or your final year and going on to study on a Masters.

We support our graduates to get professional accreditation and become chartered engineers via bp’s cooperate partnership with IET via our accredited training scheme. Therefore, it’s essential that your degree is accredited to MEng (or equivalent) level. To find out if your degree is accredited, please visit the links below. If you don’t find your degree within the links and know it is accredited, then please continue to submit your application and we can confirm this for you.


Other information

Remember, you can only apply for ONE opportunity. If you are not sure that this is the opportunity for you, please return to our Candidate Matcher to review your other matches. Within the education section please list all information for any degrees that you have studied or are currently studying.

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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