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Co-operative programmes

The co-op programme provides penultimate year students with the chance to gain experience in a real job where you can apply the knowledge you have gained at university while continuing to develop your technical and business skills

We are not recruiting for our co-op programme this year.

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Please note: You can apply to 1 bp early careers opportunity globally per academic year. If you make multiple applications within the same academic year, then we will only process the first application you make, and you’ll be withdrawn from any subsequent applications.

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.
  • 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 is preferable.
  • Volunteer and/or leadership experience is 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 be either graduating by January 2025 or January 2026.


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

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Tips and advice

Dates for the diary

Please note that vacancies are filled on an ongoing basis after opening and we may close applications before the stated deadline. Therefore, we highly recommend you submit your application as early as possible in order to be considered for the opportunity of your choice.