Trading & shipping is bp's face to the traded markets in oil, gas, power, emissions, chemicals and finance. Its role is to enhance performance and maximise group value for our assets through distinctive supply, commodity trading, risk management and information technology, underpinned by a world-class finance, control and compliance infrastructure.
Trading & shipping – Internship Programme
Our 11 week paid internship programme is designed to give you maximum exposure to our Trading & shipping business. You will be working on projects with real impacts to our bottom line. You’ll be placed in a team that best matches your skillset and ambitions, and be an integral part of the team’s success.
Examples of previous projects include:
Throughout, you will have on the job training as well as face to face and online learning to develop technical and soft skills. Alongside this, a graduate buddy will help you network and learn everything you need to perform in your role. As a penultimate year student, our interns will be considered as potential candidates for our 2023 trading & shipping graduate programme. We have designed our graduate program to enable flexibility, giving you the choice of a development track preference when joining. Over the course of the 11 week internship programme you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the development tracks through networking, training & information sessions before making a decision on which graduate development track you'd like to apply to.Trading & shipping development tracks include:
- Carrying out research and analysis into a particular market area
- Producing a daily news report to highlight market information and important drivers for the team.
Joining our energy trading team, you’ll be part of managing our trades on all of the major energy commodity exchanges and the OTC market as well as our daily exposure to global currency and interest rate fluctuations. You’ll have the opportunity to experience different trading disciplines and styles from physical trading to paper trading. Over the course of the 3 year scheme you’ll complete rotations that equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a successful trader at the end of the programme.
Analysts have the opportunity to directly influence the bottom line as part of a highly commercial and skilled team. Working in the fast-paced world of our trading floors and with access to vast amounts of data and information, you’ll focus on driving continued growth in trading profits and acting as a subject matter expert on energy market fundamentals. This organization includes specialists working in market analytics, structuring and data science. CommercialEvery year, bp invests billions of dollars searching for new sources of energy, supplying our customers with the fuels they need. You’ll help to ensure we make the best use of our investment. We want you to be in the best position to propose new and creative ways to maximize value. There are many commercial teams responsible for building and maintaining key relationships, developing unique solutions to address bp’s and our customer’s business needs and creating additional value for our trading business. Rotations on the commercial graduate track include marketing & origination, structured products, trading operations, chartering and strategy.
To apply for this role, you will need to be in your penultimate year of study (those going onto a Masters and PhD students can apply). We would like to allow those who are penultimate year from starting work to apply so this would include those who are approaching their final year and taking a gap year.