2016 BP South Africa Downstream Challenge Programme (Early Career Development Programme for South Africans & Mozambicans)


Application Deadline: 31st August 2015.

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.

Downstream Challenge is BP’s early career graduate development programme, and the aim of the programme is to build fully competent independent professionals within a discipline to support business delivery across the Southern Africa business.

It is a competency-based programme which provides graduates with practical experience and formal learning while building discipline foundations. In South Africa and Mozambique, the programme typically runs over 24 months and consists of rotations depending on the business requirements. The actual time could be longer or shorter depending on individual circumstances and experience.

Entry Requirements

BP wants 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 the 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/Mozambique

What opportunities does the Downstream Challenge Programme provide?

BP believes 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.


Salary and allowances

As an intern, you’ll experience a highly competitive salary along with an opportunity for spot bonuses.

Personal development and training

Formal and on-the-job training is provided, relevant to the part of the business you join. We offer courses specifically suited for your internship project.

Charitable donations

To encourage fundraising and volunteering, the BP Employee Matching Fund (EMF) will match your contributions to charity up to a maximum of $5000.

Sports facilities

Most of the locations have sports facilities.

Employee Assistance Programme

BP offer you professional guidance and support on a variety of issues, including legal queries, health and well-being, and financial bereavement.

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For Enquiries:

Contact British Petroleum South African Grads Team at [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 BP South Africa Downstream Challenge Programme 


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