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North sea technicians

Technicians are at the heart of our North Sea operations. They ensure that everything we do is safe, compliant, and that our operations perform at their best. These are top priorities across our business and our technician communities play a vital role

What to expect when you join


A range of training is provided depending on your trade and experience, geared towards building your skills and capabilities.


BP makes the safety and reliability of all of its operations our top priority. You will gain an understanding of our values and our ways of working, whilst taking part in HSSE training.

Personal development

You will have the opportunity to develop yourself through a wide range of personal development opportunities, aimed at supporting your career aspirations.
Our North Sea offshore operations are vital to BP’s UK business. They are one of our main priorities and will continue producing into the 2050’s.

Technician disciplines

Production technician

Offshore production technicians and control room technicians ensure the safe and efficient operation on our platforms. 

Applications are now closed.

Maintenance technician

Instrumental, electrical and mechanical technicians optimise and ensure the safe running of our offshore installations.

Applications are now closed.

What it could mean for you


BP has been operating in the North Sea for more than 50 years and we plan to be here for many decades to come. Our vision is to be the best operator in the North Sea; the safest, most reliable and competitive, as well as a trusted partner in the community.


We need people both now and in the future, to ensure we can maintain and enhance our North Sea operational performance. Oil and gas industry experience is not a prerequisite, but if you have a relevant trade discipline and suitable operational experience then a technician role could be for you. 


You will receive all the essential training needed to ensure that you can fulfil all your potential at BP.

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