the application process

The process of applying for an apprenticeship with BP can seem daunting if you haven’t applied for a full-time job before, but it’s actually very simple. There are just five steps:

Step 1: Completing an online application form

Step 2: Undertaking Situational Judgement Questionnaires (online tests)

Step 3: Undertaking verbal, Numerical and error checking tests (online tests)

Step 4: Completing a telephone competency interview

Step 5: Attending an assessment centre where you’ll take part in a group exercise and an interview specific to the department you’re applying to.

Maximising your chances

To give yourself the best chance of securing a role at BP, you should:

1. Get to know BP as a company: Our purpose is reimagining energy for people and our planet. We want to help the world reach net zero,and improve people’s lives. Find out more about our priorities, our history and our business by viewing our Who we are page now.

2. Ensure that you have a good understanding of BPs values: As our business transforms itself in step with the world we serve, our five values provide a fixed point of reference for the way we operate and behave. They focus our peoples’ spirit of invention and purpose. Find out more about our values and code of conduct now.

3. Practice online tests ahead of taking them: You can easily find practice tests for the online test sections of your application. We’d suggest finding some on Google ahead of making your application.


At BP, our apprenticeships allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds – formal learning and on-the-job experience. They’ll give you the perfect foundation to your career and prepare you for opportunities that could even take you around the world.

We have opportunities in HR, Supply and Trading, Technology, Data Analytics, Data Science, Global Business Services, Procurement & Supply Chain or Petro Chemicals. Find out more now.

Please note, we are currently reviewing all listed recruitment opportunities due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and will be updating the Time To Apply information soon.

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