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Summer Internship - Process & Process Safety Engineering

Summer Internship - Process & Process Safety Engineering

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code 141674BR
  • Experience level
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Job summary

The energy industry has a challenge: demand for energy is growing, but we urgently need to reduce the carbon emissions resulting from energy use. P&PSE is at the heart of the energy industry, supporting oil and gas production, processing, conversion to create fuels and chemicals, and serving the energy transition in areas such as hydrogen, carbon capture, and green fuels
P&PSE is involved throughout the lifecycle of major energy projects, from establishing the business case and concept for a new development, through optimisation, design, engineering, construction, commissioning, and operations. We also support developing the innovations that will ensure our future success. And most importantly, we must understand and mitigate the process safety risks arising from our operations.

As a summer intern, you will be assigned to a Process & Process Safety team and given tasks to work as a regular team member. You’ll have opportunities to network with bp’s deep technical experts in different aspects of the discipline and enjoy learning opportunities covering diverse aspects of our industry. With on-the-job experience working on something that is important to the business and access to specialist support, this is a first-rate opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the energy industry and begin your journey towards becoming a great engineer.

Roles and responsibilities

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

  • Apply your chemical engineering skills to solve real-world problems in technology development, projects, or operations

  • Care passionately about the safety of our facilities, and develop the skills needed to constantly seek inherently safer solutions
  • Recognise the risks in the work you are doing and constantly seek ways to mitigate
  • Recognise the environmental impact of the facilities you are working on, and constantly seek ways to reduce
  • Build relationships both within bp and with our external partners

Following successful completion of your internship with us and depending on your assessment over your internship and roles we have available, we may consider you for a position on one of our graduate programmes the following year.


To apply for this role, you’ll need a master’s degree (or equivalent) in Chemical, Process or Biochemical Engineering, or a bachelor’s degree in one of these core subjects supplemented by a post-graduate qualification in a relevant topic such as Advanced Chemical Engineering, Process Safety, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or studies related to sustainability or low carbon energy.
Preferably, your degree should be accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers to facilitate your eventual engineering chartership.

You need to be in your penultimate year of study, or in your final year but continuing your education with a master’s degree in the next academic year.

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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