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Whether you're starting a career in sales and marketing, finance and business, HR, engineering or retail, there’s an opportunity for you at bp

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Intern programmes

We offer fantastic professional development and the opportunity to explore and stretch your skills and capabilities.


Applications for our 2020/2021 engineering, sales & marketing and commercial summer internships have now closed.

Rewards and benefits

  • Exclusive access to the bp superannuation plan, or a fund of your choice.
  • Personal development and training.
  • Five days’ leave, plus any public holidays and flexible working hours.
  • The chance to get involved in a wide range of social activities.


As part of your internship with us, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Do real work and projects that impact bp, our stakeholders and our customers from the moment you start with us.
  • Receive formal and informal training and development on everything from technical skills to relationship building.
  • Enjoy access to business leaders, networking opportunities and support: you’ll also have an assigned buddy to help you navigate our world here! 

Internship eligibility

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What are the key criteria to apply to bp’s internship programme?


  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Credit average (65) or above
  • Penultimate year of study
  • Studying a relevant degree
  • Available to work full-time for the 12-week period

When must I complete my degree by?

  • Our internship programme is open to university students in their penultimate year only. This means you will have one year left of your university studies (i.e. completing your degree at the end of 2021).

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?

  • Unfortunately, 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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