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Military Placement Programme (MPP) with BP

Published 06/03/2019 10:45:00, by Marina Maher

BP’s supply and trading business offers a fantastic structured placement programme giving top military leavers the opportunity to gain commercial experience at BP. If successful in gaining a place on the programme, you’ll complete a 12 month paid placement in which you’ll receive all the training and development you’ll need to deliver great things. With the support of a dedicated mentor, you’ll gain a good understanding of the wider supply and trading business as you develop your skills and knowledge to go on to apply for a permanent position.


Placements will be in our London, Chicago and Houston offices. Each role on the military placement programme offers a different experience. Review the role descriptions below and choose the one which most appeals to you. You can apply to one position only and must have the right to work in the country to which you apply. You will ideally be available for full-time employment for 12 months from May 2019, but start dates can be flexible.

Our programme enables you to gain work experience within one part of BP’s Supply and trading business while you seek out a full-time role from within the BP business. Our direct hire opportunities offer the chance to move into full-time roles at a level commensurate with your experience.

Who we're looking for

Service leavers can offer unrivalled experience, outstanding personal qualities and a wealth of transferable skills that will be of considerable benefit to our Supply and trading business.


These skills and attributes are hugely attractive to BP. Combine this with excellent analytical skills, effective networking, excellent communication skills, the desire to learn, ability to deliver commercially and a genuine interest in the oil and gas commodity business, and you could be the ideal candidate for our programme.

Why join BP?

Supply and trading is a global business employing over 3,000 people. Diversity is one of our core strengths and we aim to have a workforce that’s representative of the societies in which we operate.

This means attracting, developing and retaining the best talent – wherever that may come from. Our ability to be competitive and thrive globally depends on it. 

The recruitment of those who have served in our Armed Forces will add to the mix of skills, experience and perspectives that we have already. What’s more, ex-military personnel have lived our values in the career they’ve enjoyed so far.

About Supply and trading

Supply and trading is BP’s face to the traded markets in oil, gas, power, chemicals and finance. Supply and trading has a distinct capability through its people, their skills and know-how, risk management approach, systems and control processes. It creates value for BP by combining those capabilities with the dynamic and material asset base of BP. It’s a global business, with key locations in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia.


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