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Retail traineeship programme

Reimagine retail with us while training to be a leader in customer service and retail operations and be a part of our journey to net zero at bp, where we are reimagining energy for people and our planet. At bp retail, we’re on a journey to be the leading fuels retailer across Australia, while providing excellent service to over 60 million customers every year

Applications are now closed.

bp retail employee in a store

Ready to fast track your career? Join us and get accredited training to be in a leadership role within a year!

Programme overview

This is a two-year programme with full-time commitment and great progression opportunities into bp retail in Australia.


Kick-start your career (year one)

During your first 12 months as a retail trainee, you will be working full-time in store as a customer service representative (CSR). You will gain on-the-job experience interacting with customers in your community, whilst being provided paid study leave for your Certificate III in Retail.


As a CSR in bp, you’ll play a vital role in the success of our operations. You’ll work in a fast-paced environment and will be required to balance a variety of tasks and responsibilities. This could include serving wildbean cafe barista coffee and delicious food to our customers, promoting products and loyalty programmes and conducting stock checks. All of this would be done while maintaining an inclusive, clean and safe work area for everyone. 


Retail management training (year two)


Following successful completion of your Certificate III in Retail you will be considered for a store leadership position while completing Certificate IV in Retail Management.


You'll build capability to lead our frontline teams into the future, coaching CSRs, and developing skills to enhance the retail productivity and commercial management of your store. 


After the programme


You will finish the programme with an ongoing permanent role, two certificates in Retail and the real-world skills required to be a leader in the retail industry.


In addition, you will have the opportunity to grow into a range of roles within bp across Australia and New Zealand. The possibilities are endless.

Please note: This programme is a pilot and will be running in selected states in Australia (QLD, NSW, WA) only.

Traineeship programme eligibility

Wild Bean Cafe customer and bp employee

You can apply to join the bp retail traineeship programme if you are:


  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • A New Zealand passport holder and have been in Australia for 6 months or more.
  • This pilot programme applies to new bp employees only.

There are no academic qualifications required for this programme. School leavers are strongly encouraged to apply. 


About you


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the drive to build long lasting connections with customers, colleagues and the community.
  • Commitment and motivation to keep pace within an active and busy environment.
  • A positive and proactive approach to safety, health, and wellbeing.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile for our customers.

Rewards and benefits

  • Full-time salary and benefits
  • Regular paid study time
  • Fuel discount
  • Discount for in-store products
  • Progression into leadership roles
  • Australian accredited training
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Application process

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MEGT partnership and registration

We have partnered with MEGT Australia and Flexible Training Solutions to ensure we can offer this rewarding opportunity that provides both full time employment and accredited learning to build your career with bp. 


All trainees will be required to register their details with MEGT as part of the application.


Access the MEGT career hub registration page.


Application checklist

  • Complete the application form. 
  • Please note you only need to apply once to be considered for all available locations.
  • An updated CV outlining relevant skills and experience is required. Please ensure this file is uploaded as part of your application. You will also have an opportunity to make your application stand out by submitting an introductory video.
  • Register with MEGT.

Applications are now closed.

If you have any further questions regarding the program, please contact RetailTraineeshipAU@bp.com

Diversity, equity & inclusion

Australia has a strong and proud history of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Through our Reconciliation Action Plan, we’re committed to our Indigenous communities.


At bp, we support our LGBTQ+ employees by creating an inclusive and supportive working culture where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. Read about bp Pride.  

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