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Early engagement programs

Each year, bp opens our doors to a new generation of high achievers through our early engagement programs

Early engagement programs

Participants in our early engagement programs will get the opportunity to hear from the brightest minds in bp and learn from their experiences as leaders in a global company, participate in interactive sessions with current graduates and gain insight into internships and careers within our industry.


Explore our virtual early engagement program for 2021 below!

bp trading & shipping sophomore experience

Do you have a strong interest in financial markets and trading? Are you interested in a career in energy? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, the sophomore experience program may be the perfect blend of your interests and an opportunity to learn about careers within trading & shipping at bp. This program is designed exclusively for university students expected to graduate between December 2023 - June 2024 and gives a deep dive into the world of commodity trading in the energy industry.

Through sophomore experience, you’ll experience the following:  


  • Exploration of bp’s energy marketing and origination, operations, analytics and trading culture  
  • Gained experience through trading simulations, case studies and presentations 
  • Growing your network within bp  
  • Engagements with bp executives and leadership development opportunities  
  • Learning about the bp summer internship and graduate development program
  • After successful completion, sophomore experience participants will be eligible to submit early applications to the internship program. If qualified, you will be invited to the formal interview process. 


Program eligibility


  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA
  • Have a graduation date of December 2023 or June 2024
  • Must have the ability to work in Canada now and in the future with no restrictions  


Program Dates


  • Program will start on Monday, June 6th, and will continue through Thursday, June 16th, 2022. The sessions will run mid-day, Monday through Thursday for two weeks via Microsoft Teams. Each session will last 90 minutes to two hours.

Applications are now closed

For more information about all of our early careers opportunities, we encourage you to join our Talent Community.