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bp Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
£17,500 plus £3,000 sign on bonus
Closing date
4 Feb 2022

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Accounting, Energy & Utilities
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
18-24 months
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Job Details

This Finance apprenticeship sits within our Accounting, Reporting & Control (ARC) function, which is a major part of bp’s global Finance Organisation.  ARC combines technical finance skills, business knowledge and a transformation mindset to create and protect value for bp, support delivery of our net zero ambition using skilled technical acumen and of course ensure we meet our regulatory reporting requirements.

We lead the delivery of transparent, controlled and insightful financial reporting to bp’s businesses, leadership teams and external stakeholders. We provide meaningful assurance through design and operation of a robust control environment, the application of rigour and judgement and the effective operation of standard processes. 

We’re looking for a keen individual to join our inclusive and agile culture. In ARC, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of it all, working with some of the most diverse and high performing teams around as you study toward a recognized Accountancy Apprenticeship qualification.

The apprenticeship will offer the excellent opportunity for you to study for the AAT Level 3 qualification. This level will encourage you to master complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting, and the on-the-job experience will help you gain value insight into many aspects of practical application – and ultimately support your learning.

You will study 5 modules:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax (IDRX)
  • Advanced Synoptic Assessment (this also forms part of your end point assessment)

As well as ensuring full competency as an ‘Assistant Accountant’, this qualification provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the accounting sector including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant. Many Apprentices will go on to complete the Level 4, Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician standard.

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 school leaver programme, 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 must 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 plan ahead and prioritize your workload.

A good accountant also needs good business awareness, an ethical mindset, an ability to embrace change and strong problem-solving skills. 


To apply, you must be aged 18 or over at start of the programme in September 2022. If you’re studying A-levels or completing further education, you must be due to complete your qualification/s in 2022 (we’re unable to progress applications for students who will be part way through their studies when the programme starts). You'll also need to have:

5 GCSEs grade A – C to include English and Maths (9 – 4 on the new grading system) or equivalent.

This programme is designed for school leavers and other individuals who do not have a degree. If you’re studying or have a degree, please apply to our student and graduate opportunities.


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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