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Our talented individuals explore, develop and produce oil and natural gas

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bp spends over 40% of our total research and development budget – some £175m a year - in the UK, channelled through our three major technology centres in Sunbury, Pangbourne and Hull.


Britain is home to some of the world’s leading academic institutions and we are proud to work with over 20 British universities on leading-edge research. In 2012 we committed more than £60m to research the new materials needed by the energy industry of the future, founding the bp International Centre for Advanced Materials with Manchester University, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London.

Reward & benefits

Thinking about applying for a UK role at bp? Learn more about the amazing discretionary core, flexible and voluntary benefits, opportunities and support we offer to help you get the most out of work and life. 

Financial wellbeing
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Financial wellbeing


A competitive salary is just the start. Whether you’re looking for discounts or hoping to save for the future, we offer a wide range of benefits to support your financial wellbeing.

Community + growth
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Community + growth


We’re here to help you learn and grow – at work, in life and as part of the wider community. During your time at bp, you’ll find many opportunities to get involved, develop new skills and contribute to causes close to your heart.

Work-life balance
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Work-life balance


We want to help people get the most out of life. So wherever practical and subject to policy, we aim to give you greater control over when and where you work. For certain roles, that includes opportunities for hybrid working and the chance to purchase extra time off. 

Health + wellness
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Health + wellness


For certain roles, we offer a range of benefits to help you and your family stay well, including discretionary private medical insurance cover, a generous wellbeing allowance and support for mental health. 

Family matters
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Family matters


We don’t want anyone to miss out on precious time with their family. That’s why we offer paid leave for all new parents, including adoptive parents. We also provide support for child and elder care. 

Office experience
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Office experience


On the days when you come into the office, we want to give you a great experience. Enjoy subsidised food and drink across many sites. Relax in one of our many break-out areas. Take part in family days and other fun, social events.

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bp - Best for Mothers winner


bp has been named ‘Best for Mothers’ in the UK at the Working Families Best Practice Awards 2023. 

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