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  • Recruitment for the 2022 edition has been completed.

Marcelina

Global Graduate in HR, 2021

What will you gain by joining
the Global Graduate Programme?

International experience

You will make full use of your potential by gaining experience in cooperation with other countries.

Project management

You will be immersed into challenging and independent projects.

Real development opportunities

The programme makes it possible to embark on a quick career path to be promoted into senior roles, which were followed by top BAT managers.

Training course in the UK

You will take part in a 2-week leadership training with other programme participants from around the world.

Necessary support

You can always count on support and assistance of your Mentor, as well as the coaching from Senior Managers.

Benefits package

You can use the sports package, medical care package and many others as soon as on the first day.

Employment agreement

On the programme, you sign an employment agreement.

Manager's position

After 24 months of participation in the programme and its successful completion, you become a manager.

Recruitment process

How to prepare for the interview?

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Career path

See what your development will look like during and after the programme:

GGP in the areas of Marketing,
Sales, Finance, HR

Klaudia

Global Graduate in Marketing, 2021

CanDoThat
Manager
Senior Manager

GGP in the areas of Production,
Quality, Supply Chain

Coach
Manager
Senior Manager

Paweł

Global Graduate in Product and Quality Assurance, 2021

Have you gotany questions?

You do not have to, but if you are thinking about your career in terms of leadership roles, management of important areas for business, influence on the shape of the market you work on, then BAT is an ideal solution for you. A huge part of our senior managers are individuals who have completed the programme. Today, none of them has any doubts that it was worth their while.

We always say that BAT is not for everybody. You will learn a lot here, but we will also require a lot from you. We will give you a lot of freedom to act, but will also ask you about the expected results. This is a company for individuals who like and want to work with others, under constant change and a wonderful feeling that they have a real impact on shaping their own business.

Not fluent, it’s enough to have a very good command. We work in international teams, there are a lot of foreigners in our office, and we are involved in daily operations with our headquarters in Hamburg and other countries from our region. Knowledge of English is therefore necessary to manage well on the programme.

It is not necessary. Amongst the managers in the Marketing department, there are graduates of different majors and universities who perfectly develop their careers. We put emphasis on the competences and passion for the field you want to develop yourself in. If you have already gained some experiences in marketing or sales, and you feel that you have already learned a lot during those periods, we definitely invite you regardless of the major you graduated in.

In the case of the GGP programme in the Finance department, it is indeed a preferable major of studies for us. However, if a given candidate is able to convince us by demonstrating experience and additional activities that s/he is really interested in Finance and already has the necessary knowledge, s/he will be taken into consideration in the recruitment process. The utmost priority is the competences and skills.

We are searching for graduates or final-year students with at least one year of professional experience (including traineeships and development programmes, participation in students’ organisations), but each additional experience will be an advantage as the projects on the programme are quite demanding.

Throughout the programme, you have a dedicated Mentor from amongst the individuals working as senior managers. While you will have different superiors depending on the team you undergo the rotations in, your Mentor will guide you through the entire programme. It is the Mentor who gives you advice, works on the development plan with you, discusses your progress and achievements with you, and gives you the final assessment halfway through and at the end of the programme. The Mentor shares his/her experience and knowledge of our organisation with you, and - additionally - supports you very much!

We have many years of experience in conducting management programmes and all participants unanimously agree that the rotation in sales helped them get an insider’s view of our business as well as get to know our customers, their behaviours and needs. It is extremely important to be able to prepare solutions tailored to the current market realities in the subsequent stages of the programme and then in the managerial role.

During the programme, there are 3-4 rotations in different teams of a bigger department. If you join, for example, the Marketing department, you will undergo rotations in the various fields of marketing and/or sales, e.g. brand marketing, shopper marketing, digital marketing and sales channels management.

The training course in Great Britain is held in the second year of the programme. We want the participants to already be familiar with our organisation and, based on their first experiences in Poland, to be able to get as much as possible out of the training course and meetings with senior managers from the level of the Group.

Each programme participant will take part in a training course which lasts 2 weeks. Depending on the current pandemic situation, the training course may exceptionally be conducted online or moved to a different location.

The programme lasts 24 months and consists of a few rotations in different teams. Upon its successful completion, you become a BAT manager.

We recruit to the Factory in Augustów for a managerial program in the production area. There is no need to be a graduate in relevant studies. However, such education will surely help to understand the processes that take place at the Factory. We put emphasis on the competences and passion for the field you want to develop yourself in, as well as openness for development. If you have already gained your first experiences in designing and you are passionate about production, we definitely encourage you to apply.

Your presence in Augustów is necessary because the specificity of working in a Factory often requires your physical presence on the premises. During the pandemic, it is possible to work in a hybrid system, but each Candothat should be ready to take up stationary work in Augustów.

During the onboarding each program participant has contact with the work in the production area with machinery. It’s because we want our future manager to get to know the production, which is the heart of our Factory. This kind of production touch takes about one month. Participants of the managerial program in the Production will carry out various projects in departments throughout the duration of the program. For each GG it depends on the individual development plan, which is created in cooperation with a dedicated Program Manager. 

Yes! Once you successfully pass the recruitment process, you will receive an extra relocation financial bonus, as well as a logistic support in finding a place to live in Augustów.

At the Factory we speak two languages - English and Polish. Each Candothat is expected to know Polish as it is necessary for maintaining regular relationships with production employees, who are not required to know English, and for comprehensive reading of the production sphere’s documentation. In practice, it means we are searching for individuals who feel comfortable in speaking both Polish and English. However, it does not matter whether you are a native speaker of Polish. 

BAT takes care of the Employees’ health and therefore implemented the remote work system in March 2020. If your work requires your presence in the office, you may use it in full compliance with the sanitary regime upon earlier registration in a dedicated application.

Anna

Global Graduate in Marketing, 2020

Brand Executive as of 2022

An important part of the programme is the rotation period in the sales centres. You will get an insider’s view into the sales process within 3 months. This will help you better understand the nature of the company and will also translate into an easier project implementation. Depending on the current pandemic situation, we adjust the scope and duration of the rotation, ensuring the safety of all employees.

During each rotation, you will be implementing projects under the watchful eye of a different superior. The rotation plan is determined for each participant individually, depending on his/her aspirations, the agreed development path and the potential target role that the participant would like to reach upon completion of the programme. The rotations give you a solid preparation for acting as an independent Manager after the programme and let you gather miscellaneous experiences necessary for this role.

The training course in the UK are usually held twice a year. It gathers participants from all over the world, who have already been on the programme for at least 6 months. It is an excellent opportunity not only to broader your knowledge about BAT and get a lot of inspiration, but also to establish relations with participants from other countries, which - as practice shows - are maintained for many years. Depending on the current pandemic situation, the training course may exceptionally be conducted online or moved to a different location.

During the programme, there are two evaluations of your results and progress. Feedback is an important part of the BAT’s culture. It will give you an opportunity to learn and enhance your competences. *Elements of the programme may differ in terms of the description above, depending on the current situation and requirements related to the pandemic.

At BAT we put a lot of emphasis on good implementation in the organization. The first three months of the program are crucial for understanding the processes taking place in our Factory. This intense time is an opportunity to get to know the work in the production area in-depth, to understand the challenges faced by employees of production teams on a daily basis. It is also a space for meetings with representatives of the key departments of the Factory. Onboarding ends with the presentation of your conclusions and recommendations to senior managers of Operations Leadership Team.

During each rotation you will be implementing projects under the watchful eye of a different superior. The rotation plan is determined for each participant individually, depending on his/her aspirations, the agreed development path and the potential target role that the participant would like to reach upon completion of the programme. The rotations give you a solid preparation for acting as an independent Manager after the programme and let you gather miscellaneous experiences necessary for this role.

The training course in the UK are usually held twice a year. It gathers participants from all over the world, who have already been on the programme for at least 6 months. It is an excellent opportunity not only to broader your knowledge about BAT and get a lot of inspiration, but also to establish relations with participants from other countries, which - as practice shows - are maintained for many years. Depending on the current pandemic situation, the training course may exceptionally be conducted online or moved to a different location.

During the programme there are two evaluations of your results and progress. Feedback is an important part of the BAT’s culture. It will give you an opportunity to learn and enhance your competences. *Elements of the programme may differ in terms of the description above, depending on the current situation and requirements related to the pandemic.

Matej

Global Graduate in Marketing, 2021

Viktoryia

Global Graduate in Supply Chain, 2021

Gleb

Global Graduate in Marketing, 2021

Anna

Global Graduate in Marketing, 2020
Brand Executive as of 2022

Matej

Global Graduate in Marketing, 2021

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