Trade and Shipping (T&S) Apprenticeship | Professions

Starting salary £30,800

Canary Wharf, London

Trade and Shipping (T&S) Apprenticeship

Our T&S course offers a real alternative route into the energy industry for those not planning to go to university. It offers the opportunity to start developing the behavioral and technical skills you need to build a great career while studying a standard apprenticeship in business or data science.

Applications for this program have closed.

about bp

We are regenerating energy for people and our planet. Working in almost every part of the energy system, we are reducing carbon emissions and developing more sustainable methods to solve the energy challenge.

We are a diverse group determined to find answers to the problems that need to be solved. But we know we can’t do it alone. We are looking for people who share our passion to challenge our thinking and bring a fresh perspective to our ambition to achieve net zero.

About Trade and Shipping (T&S)

As one of the most developed commodity traders in the world, T&S moves the planet’s energy. As an expert in physical supply and trading, this part of bp enables more than 12,000 clients to get the most out of their assets, while providing a great place to start a rewarding career.

With the unique opportunity to act as a leading integrator of multi-energy solutions across bp, T&S is perfectly positioned to support the company’s journey to zero-zero. For this, we will have to constantly look for commercial opportunities. Optimizing our core businesses. Looking for new income. Striving for more innovative digital and customer solutions, as well as building closer collaboration within bp and beyond. In all of them, our people will be the key.

That’s why we’re looking for the sharpest minds and brightest talent, and empowering them to thrive in our inclusive and agile culture. At T&S, you’ll get to be a part of it all while working with some of the most dynamic, diverse and high-performing teams around.

About our foundation learning program

During the 2-year program, you will be placed in real business roles and be an active member of your team. These roles could see them supporting trades as part of a finance team, analyzing market data or working in the logistics team, managing the movement of physical trades.

Along with work experience, you have the opportunity to study a standard 3/4 apprenticeship in a business or data science discipline with the full support of an external training provider. In addition, you will be guided by an experienced T&S business mentor.

So who are we looking for?

We believe in hiring people with the right core skills and interests, rather than specific technical experience. For this reason, we welcome applicants from a variety of academic disciplines for our study programs.

Most importantly, we are looking for people who have a real passion for working in a global business.

To be successful, you will have the ability to work on your own initiative, but also to collaborate in a team. You will have excellent detail, written, verbal and numeracy skills and the ability to prioritize your workload.


To apply, you must be aged 18 or over when the program starts in September 2023 and have already achieved Grade 4 (C) in GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent).

If you are currently studying A-levels / IB or completing your studies, you must complete your degree(s) in 2023 (we cannot advance applications for students who will be completing their studies when the program starts). ).

This program is designed for school/university leavers and others without a degree. If you already have a university degree, apply to our student and graduate opportunities.

Applications for this program have closed.

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