Employer information

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Oil and gas
Company size
London, United Kingdom

Workplace initiatives at BP

Workplace initiative Status
Breastfeeding rooms Yes, in some locations.
Coaching programs
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee engagement scores year on year
Employee turnover rate
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador*
Internal Women's networking groups
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 Months
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Opportunities to purchase leave
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 18 weeks at full pay or 36 weeks at half pay
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 2 weeks
Paid volunteer days 2 days per annum
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership

About BP

About BP Australia

BP is a truly global business. In fact, we operate in over 80 countries across six continents.

As a leading business operating in Australia for almost 100 years, we explore, discover, produce, refine, supply, trade, distribute and market the products that define modern life as we know it – energy for heat, light, power and mobility. Beyond providing oil and energy products, we’re also a retailer. BP’s branded retail network includes more than 1,000 independently owned and operated sites and approximately 350 BP-owned sites, where we provide quality fuels, food and drinks and innovative customer offers.

We employ more than 5,700 people across Australia; operating in every state and territory, with main offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

We strive to be a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and an employer of choice. To us, it’s really important that the societies and communities we work in benefit from our presence. In supplying energy, we contribute to the Australian economy by employing local staff, choosing national and local suppliers and creating meaningful and sustainable partnerships in local communities.

 Our Commitment to Diversity

We remain as committed as ever to building diversity of thought, experience, perspective and gender. We are working hard at all levels of the business to achieve this, with a goal globally to have females representing 30 per cent of all senior level leaders by 2020.  Within Australia, approximately 42% of our employees are women. In 2016 and 2017, females comprised 70% and 100 % of our Australian graduate intakes.

Our approach to diversity and inclusion is endorsed by our Board and Diversity Council and supported through a range of policies and practices. These include:

  • the creation of minimum recruitment and selection standards to support us in selecting high-quality, diverse talent and help us to ensure gender pay equity
  • flexible working arrangements (supported by a toolkit on ’agile working’ to support leaders in implementing agile working across the company)
  • generous and gender neutral parental leave schemes.