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Summer Internship - People & Culture (Human Resources) - UK

Summer Internship - People & Culture (Human Resources) - UK

  • Location United Kingdom - Sunbury
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category HR Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code RQ069369
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary


People & Culture

Job Family Group:

HR Group

Job Summary:

As a People & Culture (HR) Intern, we will help develop the skills needed of a successful professional at bp. The line manager will set objectives at the start of your summer and ensure you have the training and equipment needed to succeed. We have unique roles and opportunities available to each of our intern cohorts.

Job Description:

As a first step, nothing prepares you better for a career with us than an internship. Our 11 week People & Culture (Human Resources) internship programme provides hands-on, career-specific experience working full-time, usually during summer break. You will work on real HR projects that deliver tangible benefits and measurable results. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to learn about and help to solve some of the most important issues we face. You will experience genuine collaboration, and work alongside highly qualified and experienced colleagues, while you work on live projects and operations, using the latest equipment and technology. Our teams come from all kinds of different cultures and backgrounds – so an HR career at bp is always going to be exciting, substantial, and full of incredible opportunities.

Typical opportunities would include:

  • Gain an unrivaled insight into the processes that underpin our business.
  • Provide insight and opinions on a whole range of elements
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Reward
  • HR Operations
  • International Mobility
  • University Recruitment

These roles provide opportunities to gain a deeper experience and understanding within a specific HR discipline.

The assignment will provide an opportunity to participate in substantive, value work that will improve your human resources skills, while working in a highly-professional corporate environment!

We take interns studying a range of disciplines into our summer internship programme, many of whom might be offered a graduate position after they finish their studies. Opportunities exist in all major areas of BP to explore your career dreams and develop the technical and professional skills you will need for a successful career, while earning a competitive salary and learning about the world of business.


People & Culture discovers, empowers and cares for brilliant people, and so can you. Together, we can build and enable our ‎culture, emotionally connected leaders and dynamic teams – and help our company achieve its purpose for ‎people and our planet.

  • Always putting our people first, understanding and responding to their needs, supporting their health, ‎wellbeing and recognising them for great work
  • Hiring and developing talented people and empowering them to progress
  • Enabling an inclusive and agile culture, where our teams thrive and add value
  • Developing emotionally connected leaders who continuously learn, put others first and enable everyone to be at their best
  • Creating energising workplaces that enable collaboration and innovation.


You will likely be located in one of our main UK offices: London or Milton Keynes.

Location will depend on business needs and is likely to change for each year on the Early Careers development programme as you move between roles.

Other information   
Please note: you can only apply to 1 bp early careers opportunity globally per academic year. If you make multiple applications within the same academic year then we will only process the first application you make, and you’ll be withdrawn from any subsequent applications.  

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.  

Travel Requirement

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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