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Our graduate programme




If you’re a recent university graduate, you can apply to join our programme and gain professional experience while completing your studies.

Our graduate programme consists of two general streams - Commercial and Engineering/Science. We typically have graduate opportunities at our corporate head office in Melbourne, our refinery in Perth and our as well as our Castrol business in Sydney. 

As a BP graduate, you could be working within any number of areas – from sales, marketing, IT, HR or finance, right through to engineering.



With three rotations and a structured development programme, we’ll set you up for success by building your technical, behavioural and leadership skills.

We recruit BP’s future leaders though our graduate programmes. The breadth and complexity of our organisation means you’ll get to handle projects that challenge and inspire you. We’ll set you up for success by giving you the training opportunities and support you need to accelerate your performance and build your technical and professional skills. You’ll undertake real work that supports BP, our stakeholders and our customers.

Wherever you join us, you’ll benefit from a structured programme of work with real responsibility from day one. You’ll experience on-the- job learning, along with development training to suit your role. Working across teams and functions, you’ll enjoy access to some of the most talented people in their fields.

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


BP looks for graduates with well-rounded experience. We consider a strong academic background, sound commercial acumen and prospective leadership abilities, as well as a board range of varied experiences.

We have five values that express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an organisation. They are a set of principles that influence everything we do, making us a safer, stronger and better company to work for. We look for people with values that align with BP’s values of Safety, Courage, Respect, Excellence and One Team.


To be eligible for BP’s graduate programme within Australia, you need to:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen and/or permanent resident at the time of your application
  • have a credit average / minimum 65% GPA average
  • have a relevant degree type
  • be a recent graduate

Chemical and Electrical Engineering, Western Australia

  • Applications open: 25/02/2019
  • Applications close: 22/03/2019
  • Testing: 27/03/2019
  • Video interviews: 04/04/2019
  • Assessment Centre: 17/04/2019
  • Offers: week commencing 22/04/2019

Commercial & Retail, Sales and Marketing, Victoria & Auckland

  • Applications open: 06/05/2019
  • Applications close: 24/05/2019
  • Testing: 31/05/2019
  • Video interviews: 10/06/2019
  • Assessment Centre: week commencing 01/07/2019
  • Offers: week commencing 01/07/2019

To learn more, visit: www.bp.com/grads/au



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