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Trading & shipping - degree apprenticeship

Closing date
22 Dec 2023

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Business / Management
Energy & Utilities
Role Type
Start Date
24 months+

Job Details

Our Trading & Shipping degree apprenticeship offers a true alternative route into the energy industry for those who don’t intend to go to university. It provides the opportunity to begin developing the behavioural and technical skills you need to build an outstanding career whilst studying for a degree part time. 

About Trading & Shipping (T&S) 
In T&S, bp has one of the world’s most developed commodity trading businesses.  Its distinctive expertise in trading, optimizing flows and managing price risk creates valuable customer solutions as well as creating competitive advantage for bp as we work towards decarbonisation. Working with our partners to buy, sell and move energy, we integrate our products and services to provide 12,000 customers in over 140 countries with the best solutions for their energy needs– while offering an excellent place to begin a rewarding career.   
Alongside a unique opportunity to act as a key integrator of multi-energy solutions across bp, T&S is perfectly placed to support the company’s journey to net zero. To do this, we’ll need to be constantly pursuing commercial opportunities. Optimizing our core businesses. Looking for new revenue streams. Striving for more innovative digital and customer solutions, as well as building closer collaboration across bp and beyond. Throughout, the deep expertise and leadership of our people will be key.   
That’s why we’re looking for the sharpest minds and brightest talent and empowering them to progress in our inclusive and agile culture. In T&S, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of it all, while working with some of the most dynamic, diverse, and high performing teams around.  


About our Degree Apprenticeship Programme

Over the 4-year programme, you’ll be placed in real business roles and be an active member of your team. These roles will be predominately in our trading analytics teams, who generate innovative and independent data-driven insights into global energy markets, working directly with the trading teams using data to monetise the global energy flows alongside unlocking potential in the low carbon space as bp drives the energy transition. 

Whilst building future skills with on-the-job experience, you will study part time towards a degree in Data Science, with full support from an external training provider.  In addition, you’ll be guided by an experienced mentor from the T&S business as well as a buddy from the Early Careers Talent programme. 

So, who are we looking for? 

We believe in hiring people with the right core competencies and interest, rather than specific technical experience. That’s why, when it comes to our apprenticeship programmes, we welcome applicants from a range of academic subject backgrounds.   

Most importantly, we’re looking for people who have a real passion to work in a global business.  

To be successful, you will have the ability to work on your own initiative but also to work co-operatively as part of a team. You’ll have a keen eye for detail, excellent written, verbal communication and numeracy skills, and the ability to prioritize your workload. 



BP is a global energy business, working towards producing cleaner energy, while lowering carbon in a safe, sustainable way – to help the world keep advancing. It is only by bringing together diverse people in one, world-class team that we’ll succeed. And when joining our Apprenticeship programmes, you’ll have a part to play too.

Our Apprenticeship programmes will give you a platform to become a business leader, leading scientist or ground-breaking engineer - offering you plenty of opportunities to make a real contribution, while helping you achieve your full potential. Our diverse and inclusive environment focuses on teamwork, respect and ambition, as much as on academic achievements. From day one, you’ll be offered a real chance to build a challenging, varied career and to contribute at any stage of the energy life cycle. At BP, you can achieve your goals, while making a meaningful impact for millions.

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