WITH GLOBAL CAREER OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU WE KNOW YOU MAY HAVE QUESTIONS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK US. WE HAVE ADDED SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS HERE FOR YOU TO HELP

Q: Is it ethical to be in business with a product seen as harmful to people's health?
Q: Is it ethical to be in business with a product seen as harmful to people's health?

Smoking poses serious health risks - and the only way to avoid the risks of smoking is not to smoke. We are very open about this and we understand that some people don't like smoking. We also believe in individual choice and support the right of adults, to make informed decisions about whether or not they want to smoke. Our business is about meeting the preferences of the one billion adults who do choose to smoke, while, as part of our ambition to transform tobacco, also offering potentially reduced-risk tobacco and nicotine products.

We do not encourage people to take up smoking cigarettes or to smoke more - our aim is to grow market share vis-à-vis our competitors by offering innovative products and quality brands to existing adult smokers. Tobacco harm reduction is also an important focus for our business, and we are leading the industry in developing potentially reduced-risk products.

Q: How secure is the future of the tobacco business?
Q: How secure is the future of the tobacco business?

We are a sustainable business and will be around for many years to come. Smoking rates have fallen in many countries, but more than five billion cigarettes are consumed each year. Conventional cigarettes will be a mainstay of our business for a long time to come but, alongside that, growing consumer demand for potentially reduced-risk nicotine products will provide exciting growth opportunities in the long term as we deliver our commitment to transforming tobacco.

Q: Do I have to smoke to work at BAT?
Q: Do I have to smoke to work at BAT?

No. Our workforce is probably no different to others in terms of the ratios of smokers and non-smokers. Our offices foster a happy and productive environment where we work to accommodate both smokers and non-smokers comfortably. All employees are encouraged to show courtesy and tolerance in this issue.

Q: How do the employees of BAT feel about selling cigarettes?
Q: How do the employees of BAT feel about selling cigarettes?

You’ll find people at BAT feel proud of working for a great company, one with a longstanding reputation of satisfying customers' demand for a legal product and now making available a growing portfolio of alternative, potentially reduced risk products. We continue to attract and retain experienced managers and graduates of the highest calibre worldwide, who choose to pursue a rewarding career with BAT.

Q: How do you explain to friends or relatives that you work for a tobacco company?
Q: How do you explain to friends or relatives that you work for a tobacco company?

We take pride in the responsible way our businesses are run. We are a legitimate company selling a legal and highly regulated product and we are committed to operating to the highest standards of corporate conduct.

We are one of the world's largest multinational companies, employing more than 55,000 people worldwide, and we have been named as a top employer in many countries. Our company has a rich heritage and people are proud to work for BAT because they believe we are the best tobacco and nicotine company in the world with an exciting future, transforming tobacco.