British American Tobacco Global Management Trainee Programme

Are you about to graduate or have recently graduated? Do you aspire to be one of the future leaders of a global organisation? Take the first step in that direction with our Global Management Trainee Programme.

This is a two-year development programme that is the start of a rewarding career path in a leading multinational corporation. As a management trainee, you will work on real tasks from the onset, directly contributing to the business and taking on increased levels of responsibility as you progress.

Key pillars of the programme

Six crucial elements underpin the programme, namely:

  • Induction
  • Functional development
  • Business awareness
  • Leadership development
  • Project management
  • Performance appraisal

The programme provides you with a solid foundation in a particular functional area, and widens your perspective through leadership development and training in broad-based, business-critical competencies. We will groom you to assume management positions in our company.

Developmental Support

We provide a supportive environment to ensure our management trainees succeed. Arrangements to facilitate a management trainee's development include:

  • Coaching by a Senior Manager
  • Mentoring by a Senior Manager
  • Assignments that focus on functional competency development
  • Cross-functional and cross-market assignments that build business knowledge
  • Comprehensive two-year development plan that provides discipline and structure to the programme

Ample room will be given for individual initiative. The management trainee can look forward to directing his or her career development and progression within the company.

Are you one of our future leaders?

Our management trainees are critical to our company's succession plan. We want people who are ready to take on important roles and challenges anytime. Therefore, we expect our management trainees to be intelligent, dynamic, effective and great with people.

To maintain the high calibre of our management trainees, we have a stringent recruitment process that consists of the following stages:

  • Shortlisting
  • Ability tests
  • Assessment centre
  • Interviews

If you believe you can rise to the challenge, we invite you to apply for the British American Tobacco Global Management Trainee Programme.