Developing the skills to be a confident leader

After completing her Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Zohal joined us as a Graduate Product Developer in tobacco heating products. Her main role here involves looking into markets like South Korea and Japan, and developing products that suit their needs. Not only does this role rely on Zohal to know her audience inside out, but it also gives her the opportunity for great career development. “As well as wanting to develop my technical skills, I’d like to get into management by developing my leadership skills. A lot of that focuses on hands-on experience and getting more responsibility as my career progresses.”

“As a company, I can see how much BAT cares about career development, the products they have, and how much science and research goes into that product. I think it’s a fantastic opportunity to work for a company that really cares about the people as well as the products. Everyone is very supportive and if I need any help, I go to my team. They guide me if they can help or refer me to someone who can help even more.”

For Zohal, motivation is everything and is the key in helping her to reach her leadership dreams. “Outside of work, I enjoy going to the gym a lot. We even have a gym on site, making it really convenient to go before work or at lunchtime. By keeping physically fit I’m helping myself mentally too, so that I can do a better job on a day-to-day basis. The training that we have and the investment that goes into employees to do their job better has been something that I enjoy very much and I look forward to seeing more of it. I know that they care about the employees and they care about the career development. They strive to give us motivation, which is something I look for in a company and from my career.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developing the skills to be a confident leader

After completing her Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Zohal joined us as a Graduate Product Developer in tobacco heating products. Her main role here involves looking into markets like South Korea and Japan, and developing products that suit their needs. Not only does this role rely on Zohal to know her audience inside out, but it also gives her the opportunity for great career development. “As well as wanting to develop my technical skills, I’d like to get into management by developing my leadership skills. A lot of that focuses on hands-on experience and getting more responsibility as my career progresses.”

“As a company, I can see how much BAT cares about career development, the products they have, and how much science and research goes into that product. I think it’s a fantastic opportunity to work for a company that really cares about the people as well as the products. Everyone is very supportive and if I need any help, I go to my team. They guide me if they can help or refer me to someone who can help even more.”

For Zohal, motivation is everything and is the key in helping her to reach her leadership dreams. “Outside of work, I enjoy going to the gym a lot. We even have a gym on site, making it really convenient to go before work or at lunchtime. By keeping physically fit I’m helping myself mentally too, so that I can do a better job on a day-to-day basis. The training that we have and the investment that goes into employees to do their job better has been something that I enjoy very much and I look forward to seeing more of it. I know that they care about the employees and they care about the career development. They strive to give us motivation, which is something I look for in a company and from my career.”