BP STEM scholarship programme

What is it?

It’s an Early Engagement programme aimed at top STEM students at our core universities:

  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Cambridge
  • Durham
  • Imperial
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford
  • Strathclyde (we target 2nd year students here)

Why are we doing it?

  • We want to encourage more students to study STEM subjects at university
  • By identifying bright students early we will inform them about career options at BP with a view to them applying for internship and graduate opportunities with us. There is no requirement for them to apply for or for us to offer these positions – they must pass the selection process.
  • The competition for top STEM talent is fierce and many financial sector institutions are engaging with students from their first year at university

It consists of:

  • £5K scholarship cheque for 4 cohorts (starting 2012/13) of up to 10 students at each university. These students receive a cheque each academic year for up to 4 years of undergraduate study
  • A series of engagement activities with BP including:
    • Year 1
       - Invitation to the BP Ultimate Field Trip Grand Final
       - BP STEM Scholar Welcome Day on 21st March in BP Sunbury
    • Year 2
       - BP STEM Scholar 3 day conference in September based in BP Sunbury
       - Discovery Day (starting with those on offer in academic year 2013/14)
       - Shadow an Intern Day (starting summer 2014)
    • Year 3
       - Fast track selection for internship if appropriate year (they should be in their penultimate year) or
       - Discovery Day/ Shadow an Intern Day
    • Year 4
       - Fast track selection for graduate job if appropriate year (they should be in their final year) or
       - Internship/ Discovery Day/ Shadow an Intern Day
  • Campus team events to introduce scholars to the campus team members and other scholars

Selection process

  • Students during their first term on selected STEM courses are invited to complete an online application form
  • Online psychometric tests
  • Personal competency interview