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Our graduate programme is the training ground for future leadership roles

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To find a suitable role, use our candidate matching tool below. Here you’ll find the position that’s right for you and be given the opportunity to apply.


Please note: You can apply to 1 bp early careers opportunity globally per academic year. If you make multiple applications within the same academic year, then we will only process the first application you make, and you’ll be withdrawn from any subsequent applications.

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Graduate programme

bp China graduate programme aims to equip high-potential graduates with skills and knowledge to ultimately become the senior leaders of our business. The programme lasts for three years in China. During this time, you will have rotation opportunities around a number of business units and functions to gain a variety of learning experiences in bp and make a tangible contribution to the business in real roles. Besides that, you will also be provided with abundant coaching, mentoring, and daily support from your line manager, mentor and buddy. 

Trading & shipping - development programme

Our trading & shipping programme is global in nature – wherever you're based, you'll benefit from the same outstanding training, development and support. The rotational structure of our program provides you choice and means you'll be challenged in many different ways – all of which will build your confidence, expertise and experience at pace, giving you the flexibility to eventually take your career in the direction that suits you best. 


Once hired into the graduate programme, your world-class learning journey will incorporate online and virtual learning with face-to-face classroom and on-the-job training giving you the behavioural and technical skills you need to build a truly outstanding career. In addition, you'll have a buddy and mentor assigned to you, helping you to navigate the organisation, guide your development and learn what it takes to be successful. We have designed the programme to enable flexibility, giving you the choice of a development track preference when joining or deciding and even changing tracks after the first year.  

Applications for this programme have now closed.

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