Our Finance function leads the delivery of transparent, controlled and insightful financial reporting to bp’s businesses, leadership teams and external stakeholders. Join us and study for a Level 3 qualification.
Starting salary £17,500
Sunbury on Thames
As a global energy business, we lead the world in powering a cleaner, more sustainable future. And as our business is so diverse, so are the types of people we employ: from engineers and geologists out in the field to IT professionals, research scientists, accountants, financial traders and retail workers.
Because of this, our teams come from a diverse mix of different cultures and backgrounds – so a career at bp is always going to be exciting, challenging and full of incredible opportunities.
This finance apprenticeship sits within our Accounting, Reporting & Control (ARC) function, which is a major part of bp’s global finance organisation. ARC combines technical finance skills, business knowledge and a transformation mindset to create and protect value for bp, support delivery of our net zero ambition using skilled technical acumen and of course ensure we meet our regulatory reporting requirements.
The apprenticeship will offer the excellent opportunity for you to study for the AAT Level 3 qualification. This level will encourage you to master complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting, and the on-the-job experience will help you gain value insight into many aspects of practical application – and ultimately support your learning.
You will study 5 modules:
As well as ensuring full competency as an ‘assistant cccountant’, this qualification provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the accounting sector including audit trainee, corporate recovery analyst, credit controller or tax accountant.
The apprenticeship will offer the excellent opportunity for you to study for the Level 3 data technician apprenticeship. The programme offers a holistic understanding of the broader commercial context, looking at the people and business skills that go hand in hand with data analysis to maximise its potential. The on-the-job experience will help you gain value insight into many aspects of practical application – and ultimately support your learning.
You will study 6 modules:
As well as ensuring full competency as a ‘data technician’, this qualification provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the data sector including finance data technician, finance data support, junior data analyst, junior information analyst.
Our Finance function has three main disciplines: control and assurance, technical accounting and external reporting. It also houses our Treasury Finance function. The roles are hosted jointly by our control and technical accounting organisation, but there will be opportunity and scope to work across all teams within ARC, gaining valuable work experience across a variety of key areas and discovering a range of opportunities – plus you’ll be working with many hugely experienced finance professionals.
We will work with you and your qualification provider to ensure you have the right balance of course based learning and on-the-job experience. It’s likely that you will work in the office for 3-4 days a week, with the remainder set aside for your studies.
We believe in hiring people with the right core competencies and interest, rather than specific technical experience. That’s why, when it comes to the apprenticeship, we welcome applicants from a range of academic subject backgrounds.
Most importantly, we’re looking for people who have a real passion to work in a global business. To be successful, you must have the ability to work on your own initiative but also to work co-operatively as part of a team. You’ll have a keen eye for detail, excellent written, verbal communication and numeracy skills, and the ability to plan ahead and prioritize your workload.
Business awareness, an ethical mindset, an ability to embrace change and strong problem-solving skills are also important for both roles.
If you’re studying A-levels or completing further education, you must be due to complete your qualification/s in 2022 (we’re unable to progress applications for students who will be part way through their studies when the programme starts).
You'll also need to have:
This programme is designed for school leavers and other individuals who do not have a degree. If you’re studying or have a degree, please apply to our student and graduate opportunities.
The opportunity will be based at our offices in Sunbury-on-Thames.
Details of any travel required as part of your apprenticeship will be clarified during the selection process. We’re happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.