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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? Would you like the chance to win a scholarship toward your studies? 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 in between their sophomore and junior year and gives a deep dive into the world of commodity trading in the energy industry.

About the program

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
  • Opportunity to win a bp scholarship 

Program eligibility


  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA 3.2 or higher
  • Have a graduation date of December 2022 or May 2023
  • Must have the ability to work in Canada now and in the future with no restrictions  


Program Dates


  • Program will run mid-day, Tuesday and Thursdays beginning June 1st through June 24th via Microsoft Teams. Sessions will generally last 60-90 minutes.

Applications are now closed.

Please note, if you’re interested in bp scholarships, consider applying to our bp sophomore experience program to learn more. For more information about all of our early careers opportunities, we encourage you to join our Talent Community.