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BP recruitment campaign

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Today (September 2) BP has started its 2015 Future Leaders Programme (FLP), a recruitment campaign which is aiming to fast track early career recruits to be the business leaders of the future. FLP is very selective programme that is worldwide and run by BP to recruit people to its Refining & Marketing, Safety & Operational Risk and Information Technology & Services segments. The 2015 programme builds on the success of previous years and aims to attract 30 people of the highest calibre to benefit from a bespoke international programme that lasts at least three years. There will be significant mentoring opportunities for those that are successful as well as access to senior BP executives. This will be combined with a real business role and an overseas placement. Applicants must have a postgraduate qualification, a minimum of three years of professional experience, a global outlook and the ambition and potential for senior leadership.

Applicants and applying

The FLP 2014 campaign attracted over 4000 applications worldwide. Previously, successful applicants from the programme, which started three years ago, have gone on to perform a diverse range of development roles, from petrochemical engineer in China to fuel supply coordinator in Germany.

This year’s applicants are expected to come from a range of backgrounds, having typically studied science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subjects to PhD or masters level, and/or in MBA. Once accepted to the FLP, BP will work with the successful candidates to create a bespoke career programme, designed to optimise development opportunities. Also, those successful candidates will become part of the existing FLP network at BP, which enables candidates to join a global group of ambitious, like minded high achievers, all with shared goals.

More can be learnt about the programme at Applications must be submitted by October 31 2014. Those candidates who move beyond the application phase will be invited for interview and assessment. Successful applicants will usually be expected to start work between February and October 2014, with BP able to work around individual needs.


Rita Griffin, BP Group Marketing Officer said, ‘we want to attract the very best individuals from around the world, the diverse leaders of tomorrow, who will play a key role in maintaining and enhancing BP’s excellence and innovation. With only 30 places available annually around the world, competition in the past has been intense. We’re looking for people with a global perspective and the flexibility to work anywhere in the world, in either the technical or commercial tracks of the programme. We’re encouraging people to apply irrespective of whether they have experience within the oil and gas sector. We want candidates with an open mind, who have the drive and ambition to be the next generation of leaders within BP.’

Edited from press release by Claira Lloyd

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