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BP Downstream Challenge Programme 2014 [Massive Opportunity]

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14 Jun, 2013

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BP Downstream Challenge Programme

Are you energised by engineering, stimulated by science or blown away by business? If you are, you’ll want to be part of our graduate programme in Southern Africa! If you are, then BP is the right place for you!

BP South Africa’s Downstream Challenge Programme offers the opportunity to develop in key areas of the business and secure yourself a career in one of the world’s major energy companies.

What is the Downstream Challenge Programme?

Downstream Challenge is BP’s early development programme for technical and professional disciplines within the downstream segment. The aim of the programme is to build fully competent independent professionals within the disciplines to support the business delivery across the South African Business. It is a competency based-based programme which provides graduates with practical experience and formal learning while building discipline foundations.

Downstream Challenge covers the following areas:

There are three general disciplines we recruit into – engineering, science and business. But the opportunities within each of these are incredibly diverse. So whichever area you join us in, you could find yourself applying your talents at any point in the energy supply chain.

  • – Business
  • – Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Finance / Economics
  • – Sales & Marketing
  • – Human Resources
  • – Information Technology
  • – Science
  • – Environmental
  • Chemistry
  • – Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • – Chemical / Process Engineering
  • – Electrical/Electronics

How long will I be a Challenger?

Downstream Challenge can last between two and three-and-a-half years and may consist of rotations depending on the business discipline requirements. The actual time could be longer or shorter depending on individual circumstances and experience.

By the end of the programme you must be able to:

  • – occupy a stand-alone role in your chosen discipline and execute oneself competently in the role
  • – have sufficient competency to ask the right questions in related areas
  • – know how and when to seek help.

What opportunities does the Downstream Challenge Programme provide?

We believe Downstream Challenge offers you a head start in the company with fantastic opportunities:

  • – An early development programme giving you the opportunity to become a fully competent professional in your chosen discipline
  • – Structured training and other opportunities to develop competencies within your discipline
  • – Real professional roles in which you will develop your technical expertise
  • – Blended learning experience through Downstream Challenge Induction provides you with exposure to the entire downstream segment. You will have an opportunity to learn from, and network with, a group of peers and more experienced BP colleagues
  • – Proactive support and coaching for your development from your line manager and mentor.

Entry Requirements

We want to recruit recent graduates with less than one year’s post-qualification experience who:

  • – relevant qualification
  • – minimum honours degree (further post-graduate degree beneficial)
  • – meet our EE targets and or diversity and inclusion principles
  • – have a good academic record and achievements (average of 65%)
  • – are from recognised universities and universities of technology
  • – demonstrate leadership, interpersonal, collaborative and team-working skills
  • – can work under pressure.
  • – are legally authorized to work in South Africa


How to apply

Applications for the 2014 Downstream Challenge programme will open at the end of June and close on Friday, 30 August 2013

You’ll find more information about the downstream businesses and our Graduate Programme at BP’s website: www.bp.com/grads/za

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