KICK-START YOUR DIVERSE AND INTERNATIONAL CAREER WITH OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

BAT is on a transformation journey. A journey that could be yours too. Our ambition is to lead the transformation of tobacco and, to do that, we’re looking for fresh-minded interns. You go from your studies to working with world-leading professionals from around the globe. At the same time, you’ll gain lots of essential knowledge and techniques that will shape your entire career. But most of all, this internship will introduce you to our incredible culture and teach you everything you need to know to progress here. This could be the beginning of an extraordinary future. Are you ready to show us what you’re made of?

KICK-START YOUR DIVERSE AND INTERNATIONAL CAREER WITH OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

BAT is on a transformation journey. A journey that could be yours too. Our ambition is to lead the transformation of tobacco and, to do that, we’re looking for fresh-minded interns. You go from your studies to working with world-leading professionals from around the globe. At the same time, you’ll gain lots of essential knowledge and techniques that will shape your entire career. But most of all, this internship will introduce you to our incredible culture and teach you everything you need to know to progress here. This could be the beginning of an extraordinary future. Are you ready to show us what you’re made of?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REAL ACCOUNTABILITY

From day one, you’ll get the responsibility you’re looking for in a paid internship. Imagine having the accountability for developing solutions to our commercial challenges and having to influence colleagues to follow your lead. That will be your reality.

LOCAL & GLOBAL PROJECTS

Not only are we a market-leader in more than 55 countries, but we also have operations in around 180 countries and more than 55,000 employees. So, you’re guaranteed to work with people of many different backgrounds, cultures and perspectives from all over the world. Around 140 nationalities are represented at management level alone. Not only does this diverse environment promote a better range of ideas, but also helps us to promote from within, developing a unique set of industry leaders.



3-6 MONTH POSITIONS

Add months of valuable experience to your CV. The length of time will vary depending on your region and country, but what will remain constant is the fact that you’ll continuously learn about how a world-class FMCG manufacturer operates.

EXPOSURE TO SENIOR LEADERS

You’ll get to demonstrate your skills to people who can provide invaluable advice and have the ability to further your career. Picture having someone who’s a leader in their field as your Mentor.

OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN BAT GLOBAL GRADUATE PROGRAMME

Succeed as an intern and you’ll gain an amazing insight into what our global graduate roles look like. This could be your foot in the door at one of the world’s most thriving businesses.


3-6 MONTH POSITIONS

Add months of valuable experience to your CV. The length of time will vary depending on your region and country, but what will remain constant is the fact that you’ll continuously learn about how a world-class FMCG manufacturer operates.

EXPOSURE TO SENIOR LEADERS

You’ll get to demonstrate your skills to people who can provide invaluable advice and have the ability to further your career. Picture having someone who’s a leader in their field as your Mentor.

OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN BAT GLOBAL GRADUATE PROGRAMME

Succeed as an intern and you’ll gain an amazing insight into what our global graduate roles look like. This could be your foot in the door at one of the world’s most thriving businesses.

FUNCTIONS

LEGAL & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (LEX)

LEGAL & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (LEX)

What we do

LEX is one seamless, integrated team, pulling together to shape, protect and secure the business – enabling BAT to deal with the challenges of the fast-moving external environment in which the Group operates.


We are a courageous, collaborative, resilient and accountable function, and we act with integrity at all times. All the activities we lead and manage contribute to the continuing success of BAT and underpin the Group’s Strategy. Therefore, our next generation of leaders in LEX can truly make a difference in our business.

What you'll do

We’re looking for people who are passionate about engagement, communication, reputation, legal and security matters. You’ll work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including governments, NGOs, think tanks, scientists, competitors, the media, and, of course, our own employees. You’ll help us to protect our brands, products, commercial interests and corporate reputation. You’ll also be responsible for ensuring we protect the legal interests of the Group and for keeping our people, and our assets, safe around the world, securing our business now and in the future.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D)

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D)

What we do

Our Research and Development function, run by our team of 1,500 scientists across the world, is predominantly focused on developing a pipeline of inspiring potentially reduced-risk products. By offering consumers outstanding products based on deep insights, world-leading science and innovation, we will win the technology race; enabling us to transform our industry.

What you'll do

You’ll work within our R&D 4-D Model, which means you’ll be defining, discovering, developing and deploying our innovative products. If you choose our science path, you’ll enjoy learning about how science can be translated into business solutions. If you choose our innovation and quality assurance path, you’ll develop your critical thinking, entrepreneurial and quality orientation skills.

MARKETING & SALES

MARKETING & SALES

What we do

Global horizons. Iconic brands. Intense competition. Complex regulatory challenges. This is what makes BAT one of the world’s most challenging and fascinating marketing organisations. Our teams use innovative brand initiatives to provide choices for adult smoker consumers.

What you'll do

You’ll learn a whole range of responsible marketing fundamentals from experts in this field. You’ll gain valuable experience, getting to know everything about how marketing affects our wider business and our global presence. And you’ll build lasting relationships with those around you – forming that all important network for the future.

FINANCE

FINANCE

What we do

Finance at BAT is far-reaching, influential and strategic. Our finance managers are part of the decision-making team; we don't just set budgets and report results. We are business partners who are consulted and involved in advising on resource allocation of brand investment; evaluating and improving returns and, of course, in managing the delivery of consistent profit growth to the Group’s shareholders.


We’re decision makers operating at the heart of a multi-million-pound global business, working in partnership with different functions to help improve returns and deliver consistent profit growth.

What you'll do

Here, you’ll have numerous opportunities to further develop your career by working in (one of) Corporate Finance, Corporate Tax, Treasury, Audit, Mergers and Acquisitions or in one of our regional finance shared service centres.

HUMAN RESOURCES (HR)

HUMAN RESOURCES (HR)

What we do

HR really comes into its own in a people-focused organisation like ours. With more than 55,000 talented people to look after and thousands more to attract, our approach to HR is as progressive as it gets.


Our global HR teams provide world-class expertise and support across multiple functions. This includes helping with the recruitment of our global workforce, developing our future leaders, managing our talented people, putting clear processes in place and building great relations across our industry.

What you'll do

You’ll develop a key appreciation of the role that a large part of our workforce undertakes. We’ll help you get to grips with the strategic nature of HR. From there, you’ll be well prepared for more advanced training, setting you up for the possibility of securing a career in any one of the areas of HR within our business: Generalist, Attraction and Recruitment, Performance and Learning or Organisational Effectiveness.

OPERATIONS

OPERATIONS

What we do

We operate on a staggering scale globally. Our factories across the world make nearly 700 billion cigarettes a year. Plus, we have factories making cigarillos,
roll-your-own tobacco and oral tobacco. At every stage of Operations, we use innovative thinking and the latest technology to deliver the best and highest-quality results for our customers and our business. For our Next Generation Products business, this is no different. Using first-class technologies, we provide choice for consumers. A big part of this is in NGP Supply Chain, where our colleagues source the best materials and mechanisms for our scientists to work with.

What you'll do

You’ll get to build your knowledge of the range of BAT Operations, and you’ll have some great business areas to choose from: Leaf, Planning, Logistics, Production Innovation and Supply Chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY DO YOU NEED AN INTERNSHIP?

The world gets more competitive by the hour. A degree is the minimum top employers expect from you. To give your career the best possible start – or even to get on a respectable graduate programme – it’s really important to gain industry experience before leaving university. Here’s what you have to do to join a top internship at BAT.


APPLICATION

We hire throughout the year, when opportunities become available, so why not sign up for alerts on our careers page, now?

SELECTION

You’ll need to complete a culture, verbal reasoning and numerical test, and potentially participate in an assessment centre, depending on market requirements.

PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

At the end of your internship, you’ll be measured on the quality of your work and ability to fit in with our diverse team. Score high and we could invite to join our Global Graduate Programme.

APPLICATION

We hire throughout the year, when opportunities become available, so why not sign up for alerts on our careers page, now?

SELECTION

You’ll need to complete a culture, verbal reasoning and numerical test, and potentially participate in an assessment centre, depending on market requirements.

PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

At the end of your internship, you’ll be measured on the quality of your work and ability to fit in with our diverse team. Score high and we could invite to join our Global Graduate Programme.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Undergraduates who are passionate, courageous and innovative are exactly the people we need. But, in order to rise to the challenging work, we do, you must also be resilient, ambitious and driven. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of an industry which is transforming at incredible rates. Here, you must be agile in your approach and influential when presenting your ideas.