Trading & Shipping One Year Internship 2024

We’re reimagining energy for people and our planet. With operations working across almost every part of the energy system, we’re leading the way in reducing carbon emissions and developing more sustainable methods for solving the energy challenge. 

We’re a diverse team from many backgrounds determined to find answers. But we can’t do it alone.  We are looking for people who share our passion for reinvention to bring a fresh perspective and challenge our thinking in our ambition to achieve net zero.

About Trading & Shipping (T&S)

As one of the world’s most developed commodity traders, T&S keeps the planet’s energy moving. With an extensive portfolio and expertise in physical supply and trading, we enable over 12,000 customers to make the most of their assets – while offering an excellent place to begin a rewarding career.  

T&S is perfectly placed to support the company’s journey to net zero. We’ll need to constantly pursue commercial opportunities. Optimizing our core businesses. Looking for new revenue streams. Striving for more innovative digital and customer solutions. Building closer collaboration across bp and beyond. Throughout, the deep expertise and leadership of our people will be key.  

About our Internship Programme

One-year internships within T&S are designed to take place in the penultimate year of your studies. You will work with a team based on bp’s London trading floor. This offers you the opportunity to gain experience in a highly visible role in a dynamic commercial environment, working largely on short-term issues, although there may be the opportunity to work on longer-term projects during the year.

We provide on the job training as well as face to face and online learning to develop technical and soft skills.  Alongside this, a buddy will help you network and learn about what it takes to develop the skills needed to perform in the organisation.

During the internship, you will be assessed for your suitability for the T&S development programme. You will have the opportunity to learn about the development programme tracks through networking, training & information sessions before making a decision on whether you would like to be considered, and if so, which development track you'd like to apply to.

Trading development track

You’ll be part of the team which manages our trades on all the major energy commodity exchanges. You’ll have the opportunity to experience different trading disciplines and styles from physical to paper trading. Over the course of the 3-year development programme you’ll complete rotations such as analytics, physical operations or trade support.

Analytics development track

Analysts have the opportunity to directly influence the bottom line as part of a highly commercial and skilled team. Rotations will give you the opportunity to work in the fast-paced world of our trading floors and with access to vast amounts of data and information, you’ll focus on driving continued growth in trading profits and becoming a subject matter expert on energy market fundamentals. 

Commercial development track

The commercial track on the development programme will help you to develop strong commercial acumen which is supported by the different rotations you will undertake. You may find yourself placed in a team that sets strategy, analyses the market, or you may be a trading operator responsible for the logistical success of a trading deal. Other rotations include supporting contract negotiations and chartering.

Other information

If you need to make any adjustments to any stage of the recruitment process, for example due to an illness, injury or a disability, please contact us on 0800 279 2088 or email enquiry@bpgraduates.co.uk. If you are calling from overseas, please dial +44 1635 584149. 

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