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Graduate programmes

At bp, we only have one thing on our mind – the energy of tomorrow. We’re helping the world get to net zero with the ambition of being a net zero company by 2050, and our graduates are integral to achieving this. As future leaders and technical experts, we need fresh thinking, curiosity, and a solution focus mindset to reimagine energy. That’s where you come in! 

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Programme overview

In the graduate programme, you’ll be undergoing a world-class 2-year programme with choice, flexibility, and wellbeing at its heart. Our hybrid workplace will enable you to enjoy a work-life balance as we place trust in our team to deliver results working from home and the office. 

Our extensive training, learning journeys and career coaching will set you up for a long-lasting career.


Our three discipline pathways of commercial, sales and marketing and digital have been designed as part of bp’s long-term vision to support future renewable energy projects both locally and internationally. 

  •  A ‘real job’ with ‘real accountability’ in two diverse role rotations with additional project experiences tailored to build your capability.
  • The opportunity to work in different parts of the bp business to build your foundation skills ready for the commencement of the exciting Australia / Asia & Pacific strategic projects & just in time for your next career move.
  • An immersive and supportive onboarding program in your first few months providing the opportunity to build strong relationships with your cohort, a buddy to help guide your first weeks & a mentor to help with your long-term career goals.
  • Quality formal and informal training and development activities that build your technical and non-technical skillset.
  •  The opportunity to build a strong network of local and international peers, senior leaders and technical experts who will help guide and mentor you through the program & beyond.

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

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  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident at the time of graduation.
  • Studying a relevant degree.
  • Graduated or graduating between December 2020 and January 2023 and available to work full time for mid-January 2023 annual intake.

Application process

View our application process so that you know what to expect at each step.

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We have concluded the recruitment activities for the 2023 graduate programmes. Should any ad hoc opportunities arise, you may search and apply via our search and apply tool