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Supply and trading early careers

Our trading environment is different because it’s not part of a large financial institution. Yet it’s one of the largest in the world and has hubs in London, Chicago, Houston and Singapore


Supply and trading is BP's face to the traded markets in oil, gas, power, emissions, chemicals and finance. Its role is to enhance performance and maximize group value for our assets through distinctive supply, commodity trading, risk management and information technology, underpinned by a world-class finance, control and compliance infrastructure.


Wherever you join us, you’ll be part of a unique, diverse, multi-national organization which will give you exposure to both supply and trading. Our trading environment is different because it’s not part of a large financial institution. Yet it’s one of the largest in the world and has hubs in London, Chicago, Houston and Singapore.

School leaver programme

The supply and trading school leaver programme is an alternative to university that provides you with the relevant skills and experiences needed to succeed in a business role. You will receive the appropriate development needed to be a high performing and valued employee.



The supply and trading school leaver programme aims to provide you with the foundations to build a long term, successful career with us. You will be placed in four different front office roles as an active member of your team. You would receive on the job learning and be line managed and coached by senior members of your team.


The programme offers:

  • A five-year structured training and development programme.
  • Four job rotations in front office roles and have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of commercial activity in our oil, gas and shipping sectors such as:
    • Analysing market data.
    • Working with product control.
    • Working with the derivatives marketing team.
    • Supporting commercial trading as part of a financial team.
  • A buddy and a mentor will be assigned to you to help support and advise you on your desired career path.
  • We will work with you to determine the best career path that could take you into commercial operations, trading or other parts of supply and trading.

At the end of the five-year programme we will help you secure a permanent role in the organization in your chosen occupation. Alternatively, for those interested in a career in trading you will have the opportunity to become a trader.




We look for school leavers with A-Level ABB or above grades, international Baccalaureate 27 or above, or a BTEC Extended Diploma DDM or above along with the determination and passion it takes to flourish. Please be advised that this programme is designed for school leavers and other individuals who do not have a degree. If you are studying or have a degree please apply to our  graduate opportunities.

Discovery days - first or second year university students

Join BP supply and trading for a discovery day, and you will have an opportunity to experience our culture and working environment.

You can expect to visit our trading floor, learn more about oil, gas and renewable energy from our industry experts and even take part in a trading game. Our graduates will be happy to talk to you about their roles and experiences in a networking session and you may participate in workshops to help you improve your soft skills. A discovery day will enable you to be immersed in the world of energy and help you understand the fantastic career paths available.

Supply and trading discovery week - first or second year university students

The supply and trading discovery week is designed to give you an idea of the breadth of opportunity in supply and trading, providing valuable insight into the energy industry and how supply and trading enhances BP group value through supply, trading, risk management, marketing and analytics.

This immersive week will begin with an induction day and is followed by three days of rotation, you will meet various members of our business and take part in workshops and development sessions. You will also shadow at least two of our current graduates on different schemes who are completing different rotations. All of this will give you great exposure to supply and trading as a whole. On the final day, you’ll be invited to take part in a scenario-based technical interview for our either our analytics, commercial or trading internships.


The programme is open to students due to graduate in 2022 and acts as a fast track to a 2021 summer internship.