Global Graduate Programme

Bring your difference

What are you made of?

Each year, we select some of the brightest and best graduates to join our international Global Graduate Programme.

We are BAT. One of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 180 markets. And we bring together the world’s brightest and best minds.

That’s why we value uniqueness. If you’re ambitious, our future leader development programmes in the fields of Marketing, Human Resources and Finance will let you achieve your potential and give you the opportunity to become an outstanding leader in a world-class business. The programme consists of the twelve-month Global Graduate Programme, plus twelve months of further individual development which will help you to hone your skills to perfection. #WeGrowTalents

During the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to challenge yourself on different projects, working with cross-market and cross-functional teams, under the supervision of your personal coach and mentor. Furthermore, you’ll be attending our global BAT Academy where you will meet up with all our graduates worldwide and have sessions with our international senior leaders. #GrowWithOurInternationalOpportunities It’s tough. It’s fast-paced. And it’ll stretch you to the limit. The only question is: Are you up to the challenge?

What we offer:

  • Fast-track career development
  • Possibility to work several months abroad
  • Perspective to take over a management role
  • Clear development plans to continue growing as a high potential
  • Salary starting at €55,000 annually (in case of a Swiss contract CHF90,000)

Global Graduate Programme – Marketing

Your programme will kick off with a six-month field force assignment to gain profound, hands-on experience. This is followed by three rotations through the different Marketing departments, with the possibility to perform at least one assignment abroad.

The programme helps you to fully understand the dynamics of the market, and how the BAT Marketing departments of Brand, Trade, and Strategic Planning & Insights work together to achieve outstanding business results.

Example rotation 

Marketing Draft Rotation Plan - 24 Months Contract


Global Graduate Programme – Human Resources

Your international programme will kick off with an intensive onboarding, including a short field force assignment to gain profound, hands-on experience. This is followed by four to five rotations through the different HR departments (e.g. Business Partnering, Talent Management, Reward, Industrial Relations, Shared Service Center, above-market HR Team) in Hamburg, Bayreuth, Bucharest and further BAT end markets. This programme offers you the possibility to perform assignments for up to twelve months abroad. A prospect upon successful completion of the programme is the taking-over of an HR management role within Europe.

Example rotation 

Human Resources Draft Rotation Plan - 24 Months Contract


Global Graduate Programme – Finance

Your international programme will kick off with an intensive onboarding at our headquarters in Hamburg, including a field force assignment to gain profound, hands-on experience. This will be followed by rotations through the different Finance departments within the DACH area as well as abroad (including Commercial Finance, Corporate Finance, Operations Finance, Shared Service Center in Bucharest, and an above-market Finance Team, for example in our global headquarters in London).

Example rotation 

Finance Draft Rotation Plan - 24 Months Contract


Interested? Apply here .

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