Some people are more ambitious than others. More innovative. More collaborative. More adaptable. More courageous. Few graduates combine all these qualities - the qualities of a leader. If you're one of them, then an inspiring journey awaits you on our 12 months Global Graduate Programme.

About the programme

If you have what it takes, no other organisation offers a graduate experience quite like BAT’s. It’s fast-paced. Exciting. It’ll stretch you to the limit. And prepare you for a management role in just 12 months.

Our unique programme throws you into a real job from day one; develops your potential through world class training – connecting you with fellow graduates and senior colleagues from across the globe; and, ultimately, sets you up for a successful career ahead. You can choose from Marketing & Sales, Finance, Human Resources or Operations.

About your development

We don’t believe in hand-holding at BAT. It’s down to you to take the initiative when it comes to your career. 70% of your learning and development will be on the job. 20% will be through coaches, mentors and colleagues. And the final 10% will be formal training:

  • Your onboarding - a comprehensive introduction to our business and where you fit in.
  • The BAT Academy - our dedicated, world-class learning academy in England that all graduates attend for two weeks.
  • World Class Learning - with world class trainings and over three thousand online courses, the graduates have access to some exceptional learning tools.
  • International Projects – working with colleagues from across our businesses on an international project to add value to our business.

About your future

We’re serious about putting you on the right career path, and consider our Global Graduate Programme as a stepping-stone to bigger and better things. Of course, no two careers are the same, but here’s an outline of how you could expect to progress over the next five years.

  • Global Graduate Programme
    Build your understanding of consumers, your functional skills and practical hands-on experience.
  • Junior Manager
    Sharpen your functional and leadership capabilities, while developing a deeper understanding of consumers.
  • Manager
    By now, your functional skills and management capabilities will mark you out as a true business leader.

The application process

There are two main sections to the application – your CV which consists of a cover letter, your education and experience, and additional questions regarding your motivation to become a Global Graduate. We will then review your CV and application and if you match the skill-set we are looking for we will invite you to the next stage.

The full selection process includes ability tests, interviews and an assessment centre. At the assessment centre, we’ll look at your skills and suitability through your performance in a few stretching, but fun, exercises.

The whole selection process is likely to take about three months from your initial application and you will receive regular updates on the progress of your individual application.