Imperial Tobacco is a global company with a challenger mindset, big
ambitions and bigger opportunities.
The Group has 44 manufacturing sites, around 35,000 employees and our
brands are available in over 160 countries. Our core business is built
around a tobacco portfolio that offers consumers comprehensive brand
choice, and we’re also creating new consumer experiences through our
non-tobacco subsidiary Fontem Ventures.
Being a FTSE 30 company in a highly regulated and competitive industry
doesn’t just happen. We thrive on challenges and our people are the
cornerstone of meeting these head on. Our aim is to build organisational
resilience in order to deliver sustainable long-term growth through our
brands, markets and people – including our much-valued graduates.
Our graduate opportunities are designed to bring on tomorrow’s leaders.
If you’re ready to push yourself, you could grow to make a huge impact
on a global scale. So if you have ambition, ideas and commercial nous,
consider starting your career with Imperial Tobacco. We will provide you
with an outstanding opportunity to learn, achieve and shape your future
and the future of our business.
We are currently able to offer a range of graduate opportunities within
three distinct pathways:
Technical roles (Manufacturing and Supply Chain)
Corporate roles (HR and Finance)
Business Management (Global Sales Markets)
We expect our graduates to take charge of their own careers. That’s why
we offer real roles with real responsibilities from day one. This
approach ensures that you immediately become part of a team, where you
can meet your potential whilst helping us meet the challenges we face
Our graduates each bring something special and unique to the table, but
of course there are certain criteria you must all meet to join the
Imperial Tobacco family.
Firstly, you’ll have recently attained or expect to achieve a high
standard undergraduate degree (e.g. 2.1; GPA of 3; 60%; or better) in an
analytical or numeric-based subject. And your subject of study should be
related to the business area you apply to join, such as Business,
Economics, Science or Engineering.
Throughout the selection process, you’ll be assessed to ensure you meet
our requirements. The motivations and attributes we hope to discover in
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Drive and cost focus to deliver results
Ability to plan for and resolve problems
Flexibility to adapt to the challenges we face
Communication skills to enable effective collaboration
Training & Profiles
As a rule, if you’re successful in receiving an offer we’ll invite you
to join us by October to undertake a real role within the business. On
top of this you’ll begin our Graduate Learning and Development Programme
by undertaking a series of activities that go hand-in-hand with your
With the support of your manager and the wider HR community, these
activities will provide the frameworks and platforms needed to further
develop your skills and capabilities over two years (three for Finance
roles) as an Imperial Tobacco graduate.
In your first year, you’ll build networks through the Global Graduate
Community Induction, deliver one of the Global Graduate Team Projects
and gain insight into our Field Force within a Sales Markets. In the
second year, we’ll hand you even more control. You’ll continue to have
access to development tools and learning platforms but it will be up to
you to take advantage of them.
You should be prepared to seek out opportunities that will further
enhance your skills and you should be flexible enough to take on new
challenges. Throughout your time as a graduate at Imperial Tobacco you
will have the opportunity to reflect upon and review your success with
your manager. Access to development tools will allow you to gain
exposure, develop your capabilities and technical skills and broaden
On successful completion of your graduate life, you can expect to be
given more responsibility and challenges to continue your exciting
career at Imperial Tobacco.
We want the right people for our business. You will undertake our
rigorous selection process to secure a graduate opportunity at Imperial
First, register your interest by creating a candidate account via the
graduate career pages of our corporate site.
Then, for our Corporate and Group roles, complete your application.
For our Market opportunities upload your CV. Both these activities
must be done through your online candidate account.
You’ll then be asked to complete a series of online aptitude tests.
If successful, we’ll organize a screening interview with you. This
could be face-to-face or over the phone.
If you meet our standards, you’ll be invited to an Assessment. The
Assessment usually includes a face-to-face interview, but if not
you’ll be invited to a follow-on interview afterwards.
If you successfully complete the selection process, you’ll receive an
offer to join us.
If you’re ready to become part of an industry-leading organisation, and
build a challenging and rewarding career, apply at:
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details of how to contact us.