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From the deep sea to the desert, from rigs to retail sites and research centres, at BP, we deliver light, heat and mobility solutions for a changing world.

We track, trade and deliver the world’s energy in real time and we are involved
in almost every aspect of the complex energy system that drives our world. Thanks to our reach and 75,000 incredible people, we are one of only a few companies equipped to deliver energy and mobility on a global scale. But we’re more than a global energy business, we are also a retailer. We bring distinctive offers and rewards to our customers, opening fresh retail sites and introducing new, leading-edge technology to the market. We deliver the high-quality fuels and lubricants that take customers where they want to go – our brands span BP Ultimate, Castrol, Air BP and Shipping.

Our teams, both locally and globally, live our values of Safety, Respect, Excellence, Courage and One Team. It’s the breadth of our business that makes it the perfect place to build the foundation of your career.

BP Australia is more than an oil and gas company, we are also a retailer. We are bringing distinctive offers and rewards to customers, opening modern retail sites and introducing new technology to the market. We deliver the high quality fuels and lubricants that take customers where they want to go – our brands include BP Ultimate, Castrol, Air BP and BP Marine. We also continue to deliver the fundamentals, refining fuels at Australia’s largest refinery and transporting fuels through our supply chain.

Our team, both local and global, live our values of Safety, Respect, Excellence, Courage and One Team. It’s the breadth of our business that makes it the perfect place to build the foundation of your career.

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At a Glance

BP is an integrated energy company

Being fully integrated means we engage in all aspects of the oil and gas supply chain, from exploring, producing, refining and trading through to distribution, marketing and sales.

Our career opportunities are broader than you may realise

A career at BP could see you working anywhere from sales, marketing or retail to finance or engineering. You can enter our business at any stage of your career – from intern or graduate level, right up to a senior level leader. There are plenty of opportunities to grow and develop a career at BP.

Connected to a global market

At BP, 75,000 team members in more than 70 countries around the globe
work together to supply the energy that keeps our world moving. In Australia, we employ more than 5,700 employees, with operations in every state and territory and main offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

We developed Australia’s first-ever fuel payment app

BPme enables BP customers to pay
for their fuel from the comfort of their vehicle. By offering our customers a faster and easier way to fill up, we’re using technology to revolutionise the way our customers refuel.

We’re on our way to becoming Australia’s leading fuels retailer

The BP brand shines brightly at roughly 1,400 service stations around the country. We’ve been operating in Australia for almost 100 years and we’re proud of it! Our customers are at the heart of who we are and the decisions we make.

We are proud to employ more than 3,500 retail staff at our company-owned stores who deliver outstanding customer service to around 60 million customers every single year.

We operate the country’s largest oil refinery

Located in Perth, BP’s Kwinana Refinery has provided quality and reliable fuels to Western Australia and beyond for more than 60 years. Kwinana is the largest and most modern Australian refinery. Operating a refinery of this scale and with such a high level of economic importance to the country has its challenges. This is why, at every step of what we do across BP, safety is our number one priority. Our guiding principles are designed to ensure that everyone who comes to work for BP returns home safely.

We’re passionate about gender equality and diversity

We remain as committed as ever to building diversity of experience, perspective and gender in our business. Within Australia, approximately 42% of our employees are women, and more than 2.5% of our employees are Indigenous. BP is an inclusive place to work and diversity in all of its forms is both embraced and encouraged.

We care about our communities

BP strives to be a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a great employer. We believe we have a positive role to play in meeting growing energy demand around the world and we are committed to the communities in which we operate.

Every year, BP donates hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding and fuel to community organisations across Australia. Our employees also volunteer hundreds of hours of their time to our partner organisations. We take our partnerships seriously and we are committed to long-term, enduring relationships that have measurable community benefits. Our community initiatives range from reducing food waste at our retail stores through OzHarvest, creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples via AIME and the University of Melbourne Business School, to funding breast cancer services in partnership with the McGrath Foundation and protecting Western Australia’s coastal biodiversity and wildlife through Coastcare and Native ARC. BP also has a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which supports the Indigenous community through employment opportunities, educational partnerships, skills development and a commitment to buying products and services from Indigenous businesses.

Our company values are at the heart of everything we do

We care deeply about how we deliver energy to the world. A set of guiding principles influence everything we do and are designed to make us a safer, stronger and better company. These five shared values – safety, excellence, respect, courage and one team – convey what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an organisation.

We’re serious about our commitment to ensuring that our people are always safe, respected and cared for at work. We’re also dedicated to working together, as one team, to make a real difference in providing the energy that the world needs today and in the future.

Working with us

We’re an exciting and evolving business and we employ a diverse range of people all over this great country. We offer paid summer internships and co-operative programmes for eligible students in their second last year of university, as well as graduate programmes for recent university graduates. Alternatively, you could kick- start your career with us as a barista or customer service representative in one of our many retail sites across Australia.

No matter where you work at BP, you’ll be valued, included and respected. We’ll provide you with ongoing support, opportunities to learn and develop, and we’ll reward you for the great work you do.

Students & Graduates

World-class programmes for students, graduates, interns, cadets and early years insight courses for students still in school.

Graduate Programmes

We’ll give you a breadth of experiences across BP and you will also be supported by a development programme which will connect you globally, regionally and locally

As part of your programme with us, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Do real work and projects that impact BP, our stakeholders and our customers from the moment you start with us.
  • Undertake development activities, tailored to ensure you’re well prepared for the future.
  • Build your technical and leadership skill-set in a supportive working environment.
  • Work with a buddy and a mentor who will help you navigate the organisation and your career.
  • Network with business leaders and colleagues across our global business.

Rewards and benefits

  • Competitive salary package including generous base salary, superannuation/pension (12% Australia and 8% NZ), 10% annual bonus**, fuel discount, employee share plan and more.
  • Additional day of leave per year.
  • Two days leave annually to volunteer with an organisation of your choice, perhaps work with one of our key partners.
  • OzHarvest or the McGrath Foundation or volunteer at the UniSport Indigenous Nationals Games.
  • Employee recognition program, earning points from your stakeholders and peers which can be redeemed for products, experiences or gift vouchers.

**Based on company and personal performance

Graduate programme eligibility

  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident at the time of graduationCredit average (65 GPA) or above.
  • Studying a relevant degree.
  • Available to work full time from January 2020.

Intern Programmes

We offer second to none professional development and the opportunity to explore and stretch your skills and capabilities.

Rewards and benefits

  • Exclusive access to membership of the BP superannuation plan, or a fund of your choice.
  • Personal development and training.
  • Five days’ leave, plus any public holidays and flexible working hours.
  • The chance to get involved in a wide range of social activities.

As part of your internship with us, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Do real work and projects that impact BP, our stakeholders and our customers from the moment you start with us.
  • Receive formal and informal training and development on everything from technical to relationship building.
  • Enjoy access to business leaders, networking opportunities and support: you’ll also have an allocated buddy to help you navigate our world here!

Internship eligibility

What are the key criteria to apply to BP’s internship programme?

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Credit average (65) or above.
  • Penultimate year of study.
  • Studying a relevant degree
  • Available to work full-time for the 12-week period.

When must I complete my degree by?

Our internship programme is open to university students in their penultimate year only. This means you will have one year left of your university studies (i.e. completing your degree at the end of 2018).

I’m a mature-age student. Can I apply?

BP celebrates and strives for diversity in our workplace. We welcome all applications that meet our key criteria.

What documentation do I need to submit when I apply?

The two main pieces would be your resume and academic transcript. If you hold a visa, you will also need to provide a copy of your valid visa and passport.

I’m an international student / on a visa, can I still apply?

Unfortunately, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to apply.

Learning & Development

Our commitment to building a stronger, safer, reliable and more sustainable energy future goes hand in hand with our commitment to the people who will make it possible.

You’ll have access to structured courses, online learning, mentors and a whole host of other methods for continuing your development. These will focus on leadership, communication and presentation skills, as well as technical capabilities.

You’ll build your confidence and gain different perspectives by tapping into the knowledge of people working alongside you, who include some of the industry’s brightest minds.

Equally important, we develop our managers too, so that they can bring the best out of their people.

Digital Learning Solutions

At BP, we want our people to perform to their true potential to meet BP goals by creating innovative, effective and engaging digital learning solutions and experiences.

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BP University

BP University is the central home for talent and learning options for our employees and offers a wide range of learning, development and training opportunities.

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Graduate Challenger Programme

Our challenge programme immerses graduates from many countries and disciplines rapidly into the world of BP. It offers early development of both technical and professional skills, along with practical experience working on live projects and formal learning.

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Future Leaders Programme

The FLP is an international 4-year rotation programme which takes enthusiastic, talented people from a range of professional backgrounds and gives them the skills and opportunities to drive our business – and their careers – forward.

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