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What Is It Like Working At BP


13 Nov 2019

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our operations, technicians play a vital role in operating and maintaining our offshore assets. BP’s technician careers offer reward and provide individuals with the variety they need to build a successful career. Here, everyone feels empowered to get on with their job and make valuable decisions, all while enjoying significant benefits.

To see how the offshore technicians’ team experiences life at BP, we had a chat with Paul, Ryan, Geoff and Joanie.


Paul joined BP as an instrument technician, and he’s been working offshore for over 25 years. He says, ‘I’ve been an instrument technician for many years. My role is highly varied. In the morning I might be verifying the software, and, in the afternoon, I might be ripping a valve to bits. The diversity and new challenges I get everyday are what has kept me doing it for so long.’


As well as supporting its employees’ ambitions, BP’s top priority is safety. And as an operations technician, Ryan is responsible for making sure everything is running smoothly. He says, ‘At BP, I’ve always been reassured that safety comes first. Here, we definitely put people and their wellbeing first. While the energy industry is constantly innovating and ways of working changing, BP always ensures that safety is never compromised.’


Safety also plays a huge role in Geoff’s day to day activity as a mechanical technician too. He says, ‘As a mechanical technician, I look at mechanical components, gas turbines, pumps, values, compressors, nuts and bolts and everything in between. I truly feel that my career at BP is a safe and exciting one.’


The technicians also mentioned BP’s many benefits. They talked about the joy of spending significant periods of time onshore with their families, the competitive salaries, great pension schemes and working within their own world-class technicians’ teams.


When working offshore, the team also enjoys access to a gym, a recreational room with snooker watching Sky TV in their comfortable rooms and even the occasional quiz night.


If you’re interested in becoming a technician at BP too, or would like to find out more about where a career with us could take you, please click here


You might have experience in plumbing, been part of the Royal Air Force (RAF), worked within a nuclear power station or refinery - or you’re just passionate about building a successful career within the energy industry with a relevant trade discipline. Whatever the case, at BP, you can keep advancing while making a meaningful impact for millions.

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