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bp is proud to support military personnel both during and after their time in uniform

“Our ability to reimagine energy for the world depends on dedicated, skilled employees of character who work as a team to solve complex challenges. We recruit veterans because we value their past experience and want to help develop their future."


David C. Lawler, president and CEO of bp America

Why veterans work for bp

Beyond its own workforce, bp helps veterans across America transition back into civilian life. For example, through our partnership with Hiring Our Heroes, we support veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses seeking meaningful employment. 


We also partner with Student Veterans of America to provide scholarships for veterans pursuing STEM careers, and our Military Placement Program gives veterans the opportunity to hold a 12-month paid position with bp’s supply and trading business  

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Supporting veterans through mentoring 

Recognizing the challenges faced by today’s veterans transitioning into civilian life, our team sees the value veterans bring to communities across America. 

We are proud to partner with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national, nonprofit organization helping military veterans transition to the private sector through one-on-one mentoring. Through this year-long mentorship initiative, bp employees are paired with transitioning servicemen/women, veterans and or military spouses to support them in developing valuable skills needed for future success.

bp is committed to more than a pledge to hire veterans; we’re committing to helping veterans find careers, stay active no matter their physical abilities, and to continue serving their communities as leaders.

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Recognition of bp's commitment

bp has been recognized for its efforts in supporting veterans both inside and outside of the company:


We recently renewed our statement of support with the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). ESGR, an office of the U.S. Department of Defense, promotes cooperation and understanding between reserve service members and their civilian employers.


  • 2019 named Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for the third time by U.S. Veterans Magazine
  • 2019 included on Military Friendly’s employers list of top veteran companies
  • 2018 recognized for by VetJobs as “Outstanding Veteran Employer”
  • 2016 honored as a Military Friendly Employer in GI Jobs Magazine


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