BAT – Building a Better Tomorrow™
We've been around a long time – since 1902 in fact – and have evolved into one of the world's leading consumer goods companies. We are a leading, multi-category FMCG that provides products to millions of consumers around the world. Our purpose is to build A Better Tomorrow™ by reducing the health impact of our business through offering a greater choice of enjoyable and less risky products for our consumers*.
There are more than 55,000 BAT people worldwide. Many of our people are based in offices, factories, tech hubs and R&D centres, but many of our people also spend time on the road, helping and advising our tobacco farmers, and our retailers.
Global Graduate Programme
Hit the ground running
Experience the learning, pace and rewards that only come from working in a competitive business that is transforming an entire industry.
Our 12-month fast-track to management Global Graduate Programme will see you hit the ground running in your chosen function, whether it be Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Legal & External Affairs or Operations (Supply Chain).
Straight away, you'll contribute ideas in a real job, developing your potential through world-class training. You'll connect with peers and senior colleagues from across the globe. Ultimately, you'll be preparing the groundwork for where you go next in our varied business. If you're looking to maximise your career potential, robust foundations are essential. You'll get those here – and more.
Take on an international role within our global business.
After just a few months, you'll start to gain international exposure, working with colleagues across our global business, which is a great way to learn more about our local and global strategies. You will have the opportunity to build a solid international network, showcase your leadership potential, and raise your profile across our global business.
Develop your future-focused skills and drive.
With access to a wide range of training opportunities, you can develop your skillset in several ways. From foundation courses to local training as well as 3,000 online courses, you'll enjoy a holistic approach to your learning that allows you to take the right path for you.
Attend our world-class learning academy in the UK.
In your first year, you'll meet up with other BAT graduates from across the globe for a two-week-long course. This will be your opportunity to understand how our business affects the broader world while exploring our portfolio of products.
In these two weeks, you'll learn from leaders, gaining the functional, commercial and leadership skills you'll need for a future with BAT. The Academy is a great way to build your professional network as you meet fellow graduates and share experiences.
Get a feel for our culture
We're transforming at incredible speed. To keep up with this change, we have the most ambitious, courageous and resilient people in the industry taking on new challenges and driving us forward.
We're also passionate about looking after our incredible people. As an employer, we have a responsibility to our teams, and we articulate this through our inclusive ethos.
The BAT ethos runs through everything we do and how we do it. We express this as five pillars, summing up our organisational DNA. Do our principles match yours?
We are bold.
We are fast.
We are empowered.
We are diverse.
We are responsible.
Diversity & Inclusion – Bring Your Difference
Creating A Better Tomorrow™ starts with being more inclusive today. By including everyone and getting excited about different perspectives, we make way for out-of-this-world thinking. Diversity of thought will give us the edge we need to reinvent our products, our business and reshape the consumer experience. As a member of our team, you'll join an exceptional workplace, collaborating across borders with colleagues from multiple disciplines to evolve our business in one of the most dynamic phases of our history.
We match the requirements of the job to the ability and potential of the individual, and fair-minded employment principles underpin our culture and all our operations. The principles state that we won't discriminate in hiring, promotion or retirement decisions on the grounds of candidates' or employees' race, colour, gender, age, social class, religion, smoking habits, sexual orientation, politics or disability.
A Sustainable Approach
As we build A Better Tomorrow™, sustainability is at the core of our business. It is crucial to creating a responsible future for our consumers, shareholders, stakeholders and our company. It's not new to BAT either – as a major international business in a controversial sector, we have long been aware of our responsibilities and our ability to address issues on a global scale.
We have a long history in sustainability and contributions to communities, with significant progress including:
Start Your Unique Journey
You'll be supported during the selection process, just as you would be as a member of the team. We're rigorous in our selection, but the process is something we expect you'll find as enjoyable as it is challenging. Based on the position you apply for, you'll complete some of the pre-screening activities and steps below.
Benefits Beyond the Job
Your well-being is the key to doing your best work. So, we've put policies and initiatives in place to support your physical, emotional, and financial wellness. We offer the above statutory superannuation, health & well-being allowance, employee assistance program (counselling services), mobile phone allowance and more.
Learning & Development
We're building a team of transformational, bold and disruptive next-generation leaders who drive performance and help others reach their full potential. We build this team of leaders by offering opportunities to develop and learn from experts. We offer global digitally-enabled learning, and we guide our people, providing a clear focus on how to reach their goals and achieve leadership.
To help you build on the unique talents, attitude, and personal commitment you bring, we've created an approach to learning and development which is based on a 70%/20%/10% split.
Our opportunities span the globe. Over 400 of our people are currently on an international assignment, and many more are permanently transferring overseas. No matter your background, race, age, gender or orientation, BAT will give you the platform to accelerate your learning, become the best person you can be and achieve your career ambitions.