Click here toAPPLY NOW

Components of global graduate programme

  • Induction
  • Functional development
  • Leadership development
  • Business awareness
  • Performance appraisal
  • Coaching
  • International experience
  • Benefits

Sо what happens after global graduate programme?

The reward for demonstrating the necessary performance and commitment is your first management role in British American Tobacco.

Your formal learning opportunities don’t stop with the end of Global Graduate Programme. We’re committed to continuing to develop you throughout your career with a wealth of open learning resources as well as functional, managerial skills and business awareness training aimed at helping you to learn at your own pace in your own location.

Victoria Stepanova
Commercial Finance Controller

“My way into BAT Russia started with a Graduate Program in finance. Then I gained rich experience in internal audit and travelled across almost all of West and East Europe. Following audit I joined Operations and Marketing Finance that greatly widened my horizons and understanding of the business. In my career, I’m driven by the desire to develop and improve in different areas, acquire new knowledge and skills.”

Anton Eremin
Head of Supply Network Planning – EEMEA

“One of the greatest things about BAT is that you have lots of opportunities for development. You just need to be ready to seize them and undertake difficult tasks. There are always experienced colleagues around you to keep you away from big mistakes and support you. You can learn a lot from people you work with.”

Andrey Martsinuk
Brand Executive

“I feel that the program with its variety of assignments, intensive trainings and international experience has brought me to the next level. When the program was over, I had mixed feelings. On one hand, I missed the crazy drive of the program. On the other, a new chapter in my career was opening. Brand team received me very well, huge number of projects and more responsibilities made me feel excited and confident in my future career path.”


  • University graduate (< 3 years after graduation) or last year student
  • Fluent English & Russian
  • National & International mobility
  • Valid driver license (marketing)

Selection process

  • 1

    The link will lead you at BAT global career web-site, where you should choose required country and graduate level of job position. Then you can choose wanted department for Global Graduate Programme Application.

    Please do not forget to send your CV as well. We will then review your CV and application form and if you match the set of skills we are looking for we will invite you to the next stage, which is psychometric testing.

  • 2
    Online tests

    Psychometric testing includes numerical, verbal reasoning and cultural match tests. You will be able to access these through your account page on this website. Where available, you will be able to take tests in your local language.

    We would recommend that you take the tests in a quiet environment where you will not be disturbed. Also try doing some psychometric tests before the British American Tobacco one in order to increase your chances of success.

  • 3
    Competency-based interview

    If you are successful in the psychometric testing, we will invite you to participate in a competency-based interview. In most cases this interview will be conducted in English.

    This interview will assess your key leadership and functional competencies as well as your motivation to join British American Tobacco.

  • 4
    Assessment center

    If we feel that you have the right set of skills and motivation for the programme, we will invite you to attend a British American Tobacco assessment centre. Here you’ll be able to demonstrate your skills through a number of stretching, but fun group and individual exercises. The assessment centre will take one day.

  • 5
    Interview with head of function

    The final stage of the selection process is the interview with your Head of Function. If you are successful, you are joining British American Tobacco!

  • 6
    Job offer

    If you went through all the stages successfully we would be delighted to propose you a job offer.

We guarantee that you will get our development feedback in any case.
Good luck with your application!


Our business was founded in 1902. Nowadays British American Tobacco is the world’s most international tobacco group with more than 50 000 employees all over the world.

BAT Russia was established in 1991 and started its own production in 1994. Today we are 3 000 employees in many cities from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok.

  • 24.2% Our share of the global tobacco market
  • 22% Our market share in Russia
  • 200+ Markets where our brands are sold
  • 55 Markets where we are the leader
  • 50.000+ Employees
  • 44 Factories