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Graduate programmes

Joining one of our programmes, you’ll enjoy real responsibility from day one and the freedom to choose your own path

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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applications within the same academic year, then we will only process the first application you make, and you’ll be withdrawn from any subsequent applications.

Graduate programmes

Our two-year graduate programme is global in nature, meaning wherever you’re based you will benefit from the same outstanding training, development and support. Alongside this, the rotational structure of our programme has been developed to give you choice which means you will be challenged in many different ways, all of which to build your confidence, expertise and experience at pace giving you flexibility to eventually take your career in a direction that suits you best.

bp South Africa offers graduate opportunities in Customer and Products, People and Culture and Communications and Advocacy 


Our 2023 graduate recruitment programme offers challenging and exciting opportunities to help develop your career in one of following disciplines:


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Information Science
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Occupational Health Nursing, Research and Nursing Management

Applications are now open and will close on 01 November 2022.


Please note that vacancies are filled on an ongoing basis after opening and we may close applications before the stated deadline. Therefore, we highly recommend you submit your application as early as possible in order to be considered for the opportunity of your choice.

Have a question or need some help?

Please contact our early careers team at EarlyCareers@bp.com 

Rewards and benefits

Rewards and benefits
  • A competitive salary based on the experience you bring and your academic qualifications.
  • Health and retirement plans
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid vacation days and public holidays, plus special leave for big life occasions like getting married.
  • Access to great facilities, including gyms and wellness centres.
  • Professional guidance and support on issues like legal queries, health, wellbeing and bereavement.


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  • Less than one year of post-qualification experience in addition to an honor’s degree in a relevant subject.
  • Degree from a recognized university
  • Good academic record (averaging 65%)
  • Legally authorized to work in South Africa
  • Ability to work under pressure and strong leadership, interpersonal and team working skills.