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Co-operative programmes

Whether you're studying sales and marketing, finance, business, HR, supply chain and logistics or procurement, there’s an opportunity for you at bp

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Applications for our 2021 co-operative programme have now closed

Rewards and benefits

  • 12-months of paid work experience on a competitive fixed-term base salary.
  •  Personal development and training.
  • Applicable annual leave entitlements, plus any public holidays and flexible working hours.
  • The chance to get involved in a wide range of social activities.


As part of your co-op with us, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Do real work and projects that enable bp, our stakeholders and our customers from the moment you start with us.
  • Receive training and development on everything from technical to relationship building.
  •  Enjoy access to business leaders, networking opportunities and mentoring support.

Co-op programme eligibility

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What are the key criteria to apply to bp’s Global Business Services’ (GBS) Co-operative programme?

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Credit average (65) or above.
  • Penultimate year or graduating year of study.
  • Studying a relevant degree.
  • Available to work full-time for the 12-month period.
  • Work experience working within a retail and/or customer service environment preferable .
  • Volunteer and/or leadership experience also preferable .

When must I complete my degree by?

  • Our co-operative programme is open to university students in their penultimate year or graduating year of study. This means you will have one year left of your university studies (i.e. completing your degree at the end of 2022) or be graduating from your university studies in 2020.


I'm a mature-age student. Can I apply?

  • bp celebrates and strives for diversity in our workplace. We welcome all applications that meet our key criteria.


What documentation do I need to submit when I apply?

  • The two main pieces would be your resume and academic transcript.  If you hold a visa, you will also need to provide a copy of your valid visa and passport.

I’m an international student / on a visa, can I still apply?  

  • You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to apply.

Application process

Online testing
Testing isn’t as daunting as it may sound. Depending on how you go in this stage, we’ll contact you again via email outlining the details of the next steps. Just a reminder here to keep looking in your junk mail just in case the link ends up there!
Recorded video interview
Here, we will get to know you better and learn more about your skills by listening to your answers as you record yourself answering some set questions. The video interview is really convenient – you can complete this step at any time of day or night and wherever you like!
Assessment centre
Assessment centres enable us see your ability to think and respond, your ability to problem solve, as well as to see how you interact and communicate with others. This is your opportunity to make a good impression, so make sure you arrive on time and you dress appropriately.
The offer
From here, you’ll receive verbal and written confirmation of your offer. You will be sent a letter of offer by email which you can review and accept online.

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