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Kwinana apprenticeship programme

Refinery apprentices are a proud tradition at Kwinana. Our tradespeople are highly skilled and qualified, and they love to help our enthusiastic and talented apprentices build their capability across a wide range of equipment as well as broad industry knowledge
Lab technician Brian McHugh runs an Alcor Fouling Unit in the Benchtop Laboratory at the Naperville Technology Centre in Illinois, USA.

Applications for our 2021 Apprentice intake are now closed.

With global energy demands increasing, technicians at bp have a huge role to help shape the future of energy. You will be part of a vast global organisation that gives you real opportunities to grow and develop the career you want whilst knowing you are contributing to solving the energy challenges of tomorrow.


Get your Apprenticeship with a world-leading company at bp’s Kwinana Refinery! As the largest refinery in Australia - and one of the most modern in the southern hemisphere - it’s an exciting place to learn a trade from experienced professionals.


Our apprenticeships last four years and involve a mix of studying at TAFE and supervised on-the-job training with our qualified tradespeople.

So what can we offer you as an Apprentice at bp Kwinana:


  • Development: As you develop your skills within the role of an Apprentice, we will look to offer you more responsibility and opportunities.
  • Challenge: bp will provide you with challenging work to make the most of your potential and progress you to the levels that feel right for you.
  • Safety: Being part of our DNA, we ensure that everyone if responsible for enforcing and enhancing our approach to safety.
  • Support: From day one you will be surrounded by teammates who look out for you and ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome.
  • Growth and progression: Recognition for achievements and flexibility to move up or into different roles allows for an environment in which everyone can achieve their potential and ambitions.


The role of an Apprentice is a challenging and interesting role that really makes the most of your potential. Eventually, you could be monitoring pumps, operating a plant, looking after the electrical infrastructure or maintaining instrumentation – opportunities that allow you to grow and develop a career at bp that enables variety and supports ambition.