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BP is building a diverse workforce as a source of innovation, to create an inclusive work environment and to strengthen relationships with customers and communities. 

We believe in creating an environment where you can improve your mind, learn more, gain professional qualifications within your discipline, improve your resume, and be inspired by like-minded individuals. 

It is important to follow guidelines on resourcing, as they are in accordance with BP’s values as an innovative, progressive, and performance-driven organisation. These guidelines ensure that BP continues to maintain high standards world-wide, and employs people with the best talents, where their skills are most needed.

Careers Angola

Our world-class training and development will turn you into one of our technicians, engineers or leaders of the future

We have a robust portfolio in Angola that will potentially place us as the leading operating company in the country for much of the next decade. We are uniquely positioned in Angola deepwater with interests in the Congo, Kwanza and Benguela basins.

Angola is home to a multi-ethnic and multicultural society. To find out more about living and working in Angola read our handbook. 

Opportunities

We are applying the technical skills that have developed in similar deepwater basins around the world extensively in our operations in Angola.

We employ over 1,000 staff in Angola, of whom more than 70% are Angolan. With a strong foundation for long-term growth in Angola, we continue to recruit talented people and develop them in order to be the technicians, engineers and leaders of the future. You could play a key role in our future exploration and development success.

Learning and development

We believe that our success in Angola is inherently linked to the development of our employees. That’s why we will invest heavily to help you develop your personal and professional skills in line with your interests and ambitions. You’ll have access to structured, world-class learning and development through a series of initiatives that we are taking in upstream. These include our innovative eXcellence programme, learning and development provided by our Global Wells Institute (GWI) and Global Projects Institute (GPI), plus our state-of-the-art upstream learning centre in Houston, Texas and Sunbury in the UK.

Additional courses, online learning and mentors will also ensure you continue along a flexible career path. Where possible, we will support you to gain qualifications relevant to your field. Our performance management process will set clear, achievable objectives for you and help you to track your progress in achieving them. 

Diversity and inclusion

We work as one team, bringing together people from a range of backgrounds whose different perspectives enrich our business. That’s why we value diversity and inclusion. Everyone at BP is treated fairly, with respect, and is encouraged to voice their opinion. Each member of the team knows what is expected of them and is given every opportunity to realize their potential in a pleasant, supportive and collaborative environment.

Careers in S.A. and Mozambique

Rewards & Benefits

Our approach to managing people and developing their skills is consistent with the principles of our brand. We respect the rights and dignity of all our employees – everyone who works for BP contributes to our success and to creating a distinctive company. Working together, drawing from our diverse talents and perspectives, we will stimulate new and creative opportunities for our business. Collectively we will generate a more exciting and rewarding work environment in which every individual feels responsible for the performance and reputation of our company. 

Do you share our commitment and our vision for social responsibility and company, team & individual growth? Do you strive to make a difference every day? Then a career with BP could be just the thing for you! 

Why BP Africa?

  • We are committed to creating a working environment in which inclusion and diversity are valued.
  • Our employees know what is expected of them in their jobs and are treated fairly.
  • We conduct our business with integrity, and respect for human dignity & the rights of the individual.
  • We present our employees with excellent induction and orientation throughout their careers, and incorporate their feedback to continuously improve our processes.
  • We develop the careers of our employees by helping them achieve their goals and grow their talents.
  • Using competency-based assessments for development, we train our people to be the best at whatever they do.
  • We equip our employees with a level of expertise that is highly valued in the broader workplace.
  • We recognise achievement and loyalty, and reward our employees competitively.

Compensation

BP remains strongly committed to providing competitive salaries and benefits. At BP, you can earn a fully integrated reward package, which comprises base salary, variable pay and benefits. 

When you become a BP employee, you can expect to be recognised and competitively rewarded for your performance - not just through your base pay, but also through several variable pay plans and share programmes. 

Here is a summary of the compensation components: 
  • Total Cost to Company (TCOE)
  • Year-end bonus (13th cheque)
  • Performance bonuses
  • Provident fund
  • Medical aid
  • Group life
  • Car benefits
  • Spot bonuses
  • Employee share plan
  • Leave
In addition to the above, the company offers a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and a Wellness Programme. Apart from helping you to keep fit and healthy, these activities will also provide you with great opportunities to meet and network with your BP colleagues.

Employment Equity

BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd views employment equity as a key component of our business policies, which include developing a working environment in which diversity is valued and encouraged. 

Our diversity strategy emphasises the importance of the differences that various people bring to the workplace, and the inclusion of all people and ideas. Being inclusive requires elimination of intentional and unintentional exclusionary behaviour. This means that there is no place in our workplaces for favouritism or disrespectful behaviour. 

We have zero tolerance for harassment, unlawful discrimination or hate. 

Our Employment Equity policies were designed to ensure that these principles are adhered to in our workplaces, and that all skills are fully utilised to achieve our business objectives. These policies also assist us in fulfilling our Code of Conduct, which requires us to have respect for different cultures, as well as the dignity and rights of individuals in all the countries we operate in. 

We at BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd are committed to complying with the ethos and spirit of the Employment Equity Act. We do this not because it is required by law, but because employment equity is fundamental to redressing the disadvantages our employees have experienced as a result of past societal discrimination. We do this to ensure the advancement of all our people. 
In compliance with the legislation:
  • We intend to put in place a strategy to consult all relevant stakeholders, and to audit our policies and procedures for all forms of discrimination.
  • We aim to prepare an employment equity plan that sets realistic targets and objectives.
  • We will constantly monitor ourselves against compliance with our stated principles.
  • We will strive to give maximum effect to our obligations.
The Employment Equity Act regards training and development as key positive measures. This legislation is in our business interests and will enable us to fulfill our commitment to our employees, by helping them to develop their capabilities. 

In fact, the process will at all times be governed by commitment to our employees, which places emphasis on fair treatment, as well as the principles of dignity and equal respect. 

Employment equity is linked to our corporate guiding principles – we intend to fully comply with our legal obligations and implement our employment equity plan.