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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.

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


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 be awarded $2,500 toward their university studies. Winners will also have the opportunity to join a series of virtual summer events, as well as a trip to one of our bp offices, all designed to help prepare you for the internship application process.



Applications for our 2024 future talent scholarship is closed.

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 while offering a scholarship with financial benefits.  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 the Houston area.  Here, you will receive the skills and tools needed to transition into university and beyond.


Application timeline and process


  1. Complete your application by 12 April 2024
  2. Upon application completion, candidates will be sent a link to complete a HireVue on-demand interview
  3. In late spring, selected candidates will be notified
  4. Students attend a virtual orientation session to discuss the program details
  5. Students attend the in-person bridge program (summer 2024)
  6. Students are awarded a scholarship in July 2024
  7. Students begin monthly professional development training and mentorship

Applications for this programme have now closed.

Finance & risk virtual bootcamp

Are you a finance student interested in learning about a career in the energy industry? Our virtual finance and risk bootcamp is a perfect opportunity to learn about our various functions that support our trading & shipping entity.

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Highlights of the bootcamp include
  • Real inside to life at bp through interactive presentations and discussions with leaders.
  • Learn about commodity risk, market risk, accounting policy, structured trade finance, credit risk and commercial development.
  • Case study competition where you’ll put what you’ll learn into action.
  • Participants will be eligible to submit early applications to the intern program and potentially fast-track to a technical interview.


Programme dates


  1. Monday, 22 July - Wednesday, 24 July 2024
  2. 9:00am to 3:00pm CST each day
  3. Applications are now open and will close on 15 April 2024.

Applications for this programme have now closed.