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Job Title:  Management Trainee- Operations

Job Number:  28300

Country: South Africa
Function: Operations
Level: Graduate
Appointment Type: Fixed Term



We are BAT! A global leader with more than 250 brands in over 200 markets. And we bring together the world’s brightest and best minds.

That’s why we value uniqueness. If you’re driven, passionate and ambitious, our Global Graduate Programme will let you achieve your potential. It’s a 12 month fast-track to management programme with international exposure that’s geared specifically for high potential individuals.


Our Global Graduate Program – Operations helps you develop exceptional Manufacturing, Corporate and commercial skills – full understanding of the fast paced and ever-changing environment our Manufacturing functions work in. We operate in a controversial industry, in challenging markets and on complex projects. Our talented Manufacturing team have a broad view of the business, and work together to deliver business needs, while acting safely and responsively and improving efficiency and creating one truly integrated global manufacturing team.

If you’ve got what it takes, we’ll give you:


  • ·            a real job with real impact from day one
  • ·            world-class leadership training including at the BAT Academy in London
  • ·            the chance to progress to a management role in 12 months 


We're serious about putting you on the right career path and consider our Global Graduate Program as a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

It's tough. It's fast-paced. And it will stretch you to the limit. If you have what it takes, no other organisation can offer a graduate experience quite like ours.


The only question is: are you up to the challenge?  If your answer is YES, then this may be the role for you. 


Essential requirements:

  • ·            University degree in Logistics/Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Science with a strong academic transcript
  • ·            A passion for entrepreneurship is advantageous·       
  • ·            Fresh graduates and professionals of up to 2 years’ experience are welcome to apply
  • ·            Exceptional communication skills
  • ·            Skills with MS Software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • ·            Strong, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, team building and negotiation skills
  • ·           Energetic, self-motivated, results driven, highly adaptable and able to work independently as well as in team


*Preference will be given to candidates that will help the company achieve its Employment Equity Targets


What are you made of? To show us, click apply now for our South African Global Graduate Program!


Assessment Centres - will be run between September to October 


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT SA (Pty) Ltd (ZA11)

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