Degree Apprenticeship Programme - Human Resources

  • Employer BP
  • Job type Degree Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline 10/03/2019

  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations London
  • Qualifications gained Degree
  • Date published 08/01/2019

Role synopsis

As a global energy business, we lead the world in powering a cleaner, more sustainable future. And as our business is so diverse, so are the types of people we employ: from engineers and geologists out in the field, to IT professionals, research scientists, financial traders and retail workers.

Because of this, our teams come from all kinds of different cultures and backgrounds – so an HR career at BP is always going to be exciting, challenging and full of incredible opportunities. 

On this four-year programme, you’ll split your time between a number of exciting roles. Each role will give you a comprehensive introduction to BP, our businesses and our HR function. In these rotational roles, you’ll gain knowledge of the sub-disciplines within HR, and develop the technical, business and behavioural skills you’ll need to become a well-rounded HR professional. 

Your first 12 months: building skills

Your first year will be spent in HR services to give you a fundamental appreciation of how HR operates, developing your understanding of HR policy, advice, systems, process and employee experience. This foundation will be invaluable as you move into your next rotations.

The next 36 months: broadening your development

Your first year is followed by two rotations in a specialist or business facing HR role, depending on the requirements of your study plan and available opportunities across HR at the time.

Aligning with our graduate programme

You will be developed alongside our HR graduates and will part of that broader early career community.If you meet the programme requirements and successfully complete your Business Management degree, you’ll formally graduate from the programme after four years. 

After qualifying: a rewarding career

Beyond formal early career programmes, BP employees tend to move roles  every two to four years (subject to performance and experience). 
We are committed to providing the guidance and tools to support your continued development and success.  
Throughout your career at BP, there will be many options for further development.  Whichever route you choose to take, we can offer you a very rewarding career.


To be successful in this role you must be committed and motivated to studying towards a Business Management degree qualification. You should have a high level of general commercial awareness and need to a) be able to deliver first class client service, b) work effectively as part of a team, c) demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, and d) be well organised with the ability to prioritise your own workload. 
In addition, we are looking for candidates demonstrating an equal balance of EQ (Emotional Intelligence), IQ and Drive.

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