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Early engagement programs

Each year, bp opens its doors to a new generation of high achievers through our 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.

Applications for our 2024 programs will open in January of 2024

HBCU fellowship program

HBCU fellowship program

At bp, we're investing in future talent by introducing our new HBCU fellowship program, providing students with scholarship funding, exposure to the energy industry and career development experience.

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As part of bp’s HBCU Fellowship Program, Florida A&M University, North Carolina A&T University and Prairie View A&M University will each receive $1.35 million, covering five full scholarships per year at each school for three years – a total of 45 full scholarships during that period.


Students who successfully complete the program will be provided with opportunities for additional development, including internships. Scholarships will be open to all US students on each campus who have an interest in the energy sector, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and are in good standing.


We are currently accepting applications, and students will be notified of a final decision in April.


To learn more about the fellowship program and to apply, please visit the links below.


Future talent scholarship

Future talent scholarship


At bp, our purpose is to reimagine energy for people and the planet. To succeed, we need to inspire and support the next generation of industry innovators. This is what our future talent scholarship is all about.


Open to 1st and 2nd year university students, our scholarship is a fascinating introduction to the energy industry. It will support your undergraduate progress, while opening your eyes to the full range of opportunities that our business and sector offer. You’ll also gain skills and knowledge that’ll help you apply for one of our internships in the future.

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Selected scholarship winners will join a series of engagement events in the summer of 2023 – all designed to be a launchpad to our internships. Complete the program and you’ll be rewarded with $5,000 to help you through your university studies.


Becoming one of our future talent scholars could put you on a fast-track to a technical interview – getting you that much closer to an internship with bp.

Applications for our 2023 Future Talent Scholarship Program open February 1st and close March 31st



bp bridge program

bp bridge program

Transform your future. It’s never too early to start thinking about your future – and at bp, our bridge program can help transform it. 

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About the program


This program aims to bridge the STEM gap between minority education and university whilst offering a scholarship with financial benefits upon completion.  It will reduce social inequality by providing development, mentorship, and experiential learning to underrepresented minorities at a high school senior level in the communities in and around Chicago, Houston and Seattle.  Here, you will receive the skills and tools needed to transition into university and beyond.


Application timeline and process


  1. Complete your application by June 2023
  2. Selected candidates are notified
  3. Students attend a virtual orientation session to discuss the program details
  4. Students attend the in-person bridge program (summer 2023)
  5. Students are awarded a scholarship after completion of the in-person program
  6. Students begin monthly professional development training and mentorship




bp will be hosting various early engagement programs in the summer of 2024 including scholarship programs and bespoke discipline focused programs for students interested in careers within trading & shipping, as well as finance.


To qualify, students must have a graduation year between December 2025 and May 2026 and will not require sponsorship now or in the future. Applications for all early engagement programs will open in early 2024.


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