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IT&S Data Science Degree Apprenticeship - London and Sunbury on Thames

As a global energy business, BP leads the world in powering a cleaner, more sustainable future. And as our business is so diverse, so are the types of people we employ - from engineers and geologists out in the field, to IT professionals, research scientists, financial traders and retail workers. 

Because of this, our teams come from all kinds of different cultures and backgrounds – so your career at BP is always going to be exciting, challenging and full of incredible opportunities. You’ll be joining our Information Technology and Services division (IT&S) on one of these amazing ap-prenticeship programmes.

Study for a data science degree apprenticeship

We’ve embarked on an ambitious plan to modernise and transform through digital. It means more efficiency, more effectiveness and new business models. There’s huge potential for transformation, and you’ll be at the heart of it. 

You’ll get to learn new technologies, have an input on key decisions, support the team and be supported in turn, and work with everyone from business people to domain experts. You’ll help us adopt industry data standards, and deliver data management strategies and data transformation routines. You’ll collect, organise and study data to provide business insight. This will include man-aging data, as well as conducting a range of analytical studies. Essentially, you’ll use data to craft views that help us make decisions.

Your love for statistics and complex data sets already set you apart. You’ll also enjoy working with PowerBI, Tableau and Python, and telling a story from data. Whether or not you have a STEM background, you’ll be keen to learn about an exciting new field and technologies.

On our data science apprenticeship, we have partnered with the University of Kent and we’ll pay for your data science degree.

You’ll have the opportunity to take everything you learn from your studies and apply it directly to the business, which will help you develop your career as a data science professional in a world-leading multi-national organisation.

So, who are we looking for?

We believe in hiring people with the right core competencies and interest, rather than specific technical experience. That’s why we welcome applicants from a range of academic subject backgrounds. Most importantly, we’re looking for people who really want to work in a global business, and have a drive to support the people aspects of our business agenda.

We’re looking for people who like working at-pace, love doing it right and believe that data can help drive phenomenal decision making. You will be embedded with a dynamic data-focused team, with the resources of the world's largest IT department and leading IT vendors at your fingertips. We will help you along the way but you possess a spark that drives you forward and are comfortable operating with a degree of autonomy. 

To be successful, you must be committed and motivated to studying towards a qualification. You must also be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. 

Recruitment process

  • Online application - this is your chance to show us what motivates you
  • SJQ - a set of untimed questions will look to see how you match up with BP values
  • Online tests - these will check your numerical, verbal reasoning and error checking abilities
  • Assessment centre - a motivation and values-based interview, a group exercise and lunch
  • Offer and feedback - a firm offer or guidance on how to succeed next time


To apply, you must be aged 18 or over at start of the programme in September 2020

If you’re studying A-levels or completing further education, you must be due to complete your qualification/s in 2020 (we’re unable to progress applications for students who will be part way through their studies when the programme starts). 

You'll also need to have: 

  • 96 UCAS points to include a C in Maths A-Level
  • 3 GCSEs Graded C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths
  • Eligibility to study in the UK 

Preferred but not essential: Other subjects you studied may include Physics, Information Management, Data Science, Computer Science, Information Technology or Statistics. 

This programme is designed for school leavers and other individuals who do not have a degree. If you’re studying or have a degree, please apply to our student and graduate opportunities. 

Details of any travel required as part of your degree will be clarified during the selection process. We’re happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

The apprenticeship programme is based at our offices in London and Sunbury.

IT&S Data Science Degree Apprenticeship - London and Sunbury on Thames

London, UK
Sunbury-on-Thames, UK
Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships

Published on 1 Jun 2020