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Joining British American Tobacco means joining one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies. An ambitious, diverse, global business with more than 115 years of innovation behind us and an incredibly exciting future ahead.
You will be taking your place in a resilient, agile organisation that’s harnessing the best of science, innovation and technology. And offering tens of millions of adult consumers around the world more choice through an increasingly diverse portfolio that includes potentially reduced-risk tobacco and nicotine products.
Most important, you will be part of the talent at the core of our business, delivering the results which drive its success. It’s about shaping our future with us. Working in an atmosphere that encourages you to question the status quo. To search for alternative approaches. To develop your skills and expertise to their full potential.
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- Name: Anna Chalke
- Role: Regional Supply Planning Manager – New Generation Products – Tobacco Heating Products (NGP-THP)
I joined BAT’s Graduate Programme 11 years ago after completing my degree in economics and international management.
My team ensures continuity of supply of tobacco-heating products across Europe and North Africa. We make sure that product demand is captured, understood, and planned correctly for production in the BAT factories.
No two days are the same in supply chain – it’s a very dynamic environment. I enjoy the challenge of finding elegant solutions in complex situations which is a key part of my role. I particularly enjoy being a part of a diverse team of talented individuals from all over the world.
I've worked in five different countries in several roles and assignments within BAT’s operations.
I strongly believe that most learning happens on the job, but we have access to excellent training programmes to build our skills and ensure that we continue to thrive.
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It’s the talent, self-belief and resilience of our people that are
transforming our future. Enabling us to deliver exceptional results.
Keeping consumers front of mind and us at the forefront of a
challenging and highly competitive market. Providing the ideas and
impetus to move our global business forward.
Join us and you can expect a lot in return. From collaborating with and learning from talented people with diverse approaches, perspectives and ideas. To high-quality coaching and mentoring that nurtures your full potential. And the chance to contribute to unique projects in an open, supportive workplace. Our investment in you is an investment in our business. And together, we can successfully build an exciting future.
When we attract talent, we like to keep it. Talent helps us lead change and shape the future. It’s what enables us to innovate, develop inspiring new products and exploring new possibilities. Talent enables us to reach out and engage with governments, regulators and stakeholders; and keep out consumers up to date with what’s new and coming soon.
A career here comes with ambition built in. This year, for instance, we’re aiming to double the NGP revenue to £1bn. By 2022, that figure rises to £5billion. It’s a bold ambition. But directly or indirectly, you’ll be part of delivering it.
So the question remains, why on earth should you? Only you know that. It could be because you see the benefits that come from solving the challenges of a global business like ours. How obstacles are learning experiences and having less room for manoeuvre gives you more space to grow. It may be that you’re full of ideas about how to change things and the wisest place to do this is somewhere that enables you to do that.
It could be all of these things. Or maybe working alongside different people with the same ambition you have is enough. And doing so in an engaging environment at a business that, this year, has been recognised as one of only 13 that can call themselves a Global Top Employer is just a bonus.
Our enduring leadership culture is to develop talent from within, stretching and supporting the high-performing managers who will lead us into the future.
Whatever your reason, working here means being listened to and feeling valued. Our ‘Your Voice’ global employer survey is a big part of that. It told us that 80% of our people are extremely satisfied – which should tell you everything you need to know.
But you may also be interested to know your voice, will be part of how we stay in touch with what you need. It’s what we act on to make changes in our workplace because working here is a partnership. So, both your career and the business should benefit.
We want your experience to be rewarding.
Here’s how we’ll work together to maximum effect:
• Think global from day one - The nature of our business makes us international. Make this your mindset, embrace what it means and enjoy the influence and impact that follows.
• Believe in your potential - Make it happen. It all starts with you. We’re here to support you. The opportunities are here for the taking – both through learning opportunities and on-the-job experience. Make the most of them and you can go as far as your ambitions and talent will take you.
• Seizing every opportunity and never letting go - If you see an opportunity, make the most of it. Your passion will get you noticed. It can also take you a long way. Set yourself goals; stand up and be counted. Come full of ideas and be tenacious in seeing them through.
• Put more in, get more out - Our industry demands the highest standards from us – and we’ll expect the same of you. We have many challenges to overcome. Your energy and commitment will make the difference, so let’s succeed together.
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Graduate Trainee - Operations at British American Tobacco
The first interview was a telephone interview with a recruitment consultancy firm on behalf of British American Tobacco and lasted 30 minutes exactly. I was asked mainly competency questions and one question about why I wanted to work for British
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