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Job Title:  Global Graduate - LEX

Job Number:  28853

Country: South Africa
Function: Legal & External Affairs
Level: Graduate
Appointment Type: Fixed Term

British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Global Graduate to join our Legal & External Affairs (LEX) team in Pretoria, South Africa.


If you are a graduate with ambition and have the ability to go far and succeed, then the Global Graduate Programme in BAT is for you!!


Job purpose and key deliverables:


Our approach to your early training and career development, through the Global Graduate Programme, reflects our recognition that getting the right start is crucial to building a successful career. The Global Graduate Programme provides a foundation for your functional, managerial skills and business awareness development.


This one-year trainee programme provides the successful candidates the opportunity to fast track their career within our global Organisation. The program ensures that YOU will make your mark as the next generation of BAT leaders.


You’ll be in a real job from day one and will be challenged in order to unlock your potential and deliver good results from real business projects.


During the Global Graduate Program focused on LEX you will get exposure across all its sub-functions ranging regulatory affairs, external engagement, sustainability and legal in the corporate, commercial and operations environment.


You will get support and encouragement from different areas of the business.


Essential requirements:

  • Have a 4 year degree/honors university degree in LLB, BA (hons) Law, Economics & Politics or related fields.
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Possess leadership skills demonstrated through extra-curricular activities
  • Possess strong intercultural competencies from international experience or personal background
  • Have strong analytical skills, driven and ambitious, inspiring and engaging individual
  • Are internationally mobile and are fluent in English.


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


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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