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Early engagement programs

Each year, bp opens our doors to a new generation of high achievers through our early engagement programs

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.

 

Explore our virtual early engagement programs below!

bp Sophomore Spectacular

Do you want to be a part of the future of global energy? Do you want to hone your skills in preparation for your future internship? Do you want a chance to win a scholarship? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, apply now to bp Sophomore Spectacular!

 

Sophomore Spectacular is a program for current sophomores at university who wish to hone their leadership and networking skills while learning about careers within the energy industry. During this full-day program, you’ll attend virtual workshops on a variety of topics. You’ll get the chance to hear from current graduates, as well as bp executives. 

About the program

Through Sophomore Spectacular, you’ll experience the following:  

 

  • Development of leadership and communication skills
  • Growing your network within bp
  • Engagements with bp executives and leadership development opportunities  
  • Learning about the bp Summer Internship and Graduate Development Programs  
  • Opportunity to win a bp scholarship (contingent upon full program attendance) 

 

Program eligibility

 

  • Have a minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. without work authorization now and in the future
  • Have a graduation date between December of 2023 and May 2024 

 

Program Dates

 

  • Program will run January 7, 2022
  • Complete the online application and if successful, you’ll be notified no later than December 10.  Applications for Sophomore Spectacular will close December 1, 2021.  

bp trading & shipping sophomore experience

Do you have a strong interest in financial markets and trading? Are you interested in a career in energy? Would you like the chance to win a scholarship toward your studies? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, the sophomore experience program may be the perfect blend of your interests and an opportunity to learn about careers within trading & shipping at bp. This program is designed exclusively for university students in between their sophomore and junior year and gives a deep dive into the world of commodity trading in the energy industry.

About the program

Through sophomore experience, you’ll experience the following:  

 

  • Exploration of bp’s energy marketing and origination, operations, analytics and trading culture  
  • Gained experience through trading simulations, case studies and presentations 
  • Growing your network within bp  
  • Engagements with bp executives and leadership development opportunities  Learning about the bp summer internship and graduate development program
  • Opportunity to win a bp scholarship 

Program eligibility

 

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA 3.2 or higher
  • Have a graduation date of December 2022 or May 2023
  • Must have the legal right to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future

 

Program Dates

 

  • Program will run mid-day, Tuesday and Thursdays beginning June 1st through June 24th via Microsoft Teams. Sessions will generally last 60-90 minutes.

Applications are now closed

bp STEP (shaping talent, energy and potential)

Are you looking to develop your networking and leadership skills outside of the classroom? Would you like the chance to win a scholarship? bp STEP is our 3-week leadership development program, intended for college freshman and sophomores and designed to give you the skills you need for a successful career. You’ll attend virtual workshops on a variety of topics, get the chance to hear from current graduates, as well as bp executives. bp STEP will show you how your technical and leadership skills can be applied to real business problems to find solutions which will help change the world!

About the program

Through bp STEP, you’ll experience the following:

 

  • Gain leadership skills through a series of workshops and networking with industry leaders
  • Deep dive into bp careers in either engineering, technology or business
  • Opportunity to win a bp scholarship 

Program eligibility

 

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA 3.2 or higher
  • Have a graduation date between December 2022 and May 2024
  • Must have the legal right to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future

 

Program dates
 

  • Program will run mid-day, Tuesday and Thursdays beginning July 6th through July 22nd via Microsoft Teams. Sessions will generally last 60-90 minutes.

Applications are now closed

Please note, if you’re interested in bp scholarships, consider applying to our bp STEP and/or sophomore experience programs to learn more. For more information about all of our early careers opportunities, we encourage you to join our Talent Community.