British American Tobacco
British American Tobacco is a global business going through a hugely dynamic period in our 100+ year history. With consumers seeking more choice with expectations above traditional cigarettes, now is an exciting time to have a real say in what we do - a chance to feel the international impact of your work and the responsibility to own what really matters to our consumers. All sides of the business are fully thriving, from our traditional tobacco roots, which we have proudly grown into a market-leading enterprise, to our business in developing brand-new products that promote choice, where innovation thrives. What’s best about our evolution is that science is at the heart of all of it. Our global R&D teams uncover the facts and drive us forward using the most cutting-edge technologies. We have over 200 different scientific methods – from analytical chemistry and toxicological profiling to future casting and battery design. Why work here? Because we’re not just any FMCG company we’re industry leaders, game changers, world shapers. About The Placement Scheme In the UK, we offer 12-month placements - starting 2nd September 2019 - opportunities for undergraduate students looking to gain experience within a vibrant and innovative industrial setting. As part of the scheme, you will be partnered with a mentor, have regular reviews with your Line Manager and work on projects that have real impact on the business. Training and development is provided throughout the placement with successful applicants having multiple opportunities to develop transferable skills in addition to gaining ‘hands on’ experience in an R&D environment. As part of the scheme students get a chance to cultivate their independent thinking and problem solving skills in addition to working in and contributing to a team. Cross functional/department working and participation in other research activities is also encouraged, where appropriate. Function & Job Overview The Strategic Science and Technology (SS&T) function is the ideas factory of British American Tobacco, focused on creating an array of products and proposals that offer greater choice to our consumers. Our aim is to keep BAT a step ahead of the curve, seeking out new technologies, consumer trends and business models. More choice, more innovation, less harm. The search for reduced-risk products that can have widespread consumer appeal is not new for us. However, the evolution of game-changing technology and innovation is now enabling the development of a range of smoking alternatives that meet consumers’ expectations and can be scaled commercially. The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for supporting the fundamental science workstream of the SS&T function, helping to assess and validate the efficacy and effectiveness of new, prototype products. Requirements
An undergraduate / graduate degree course in Bioscience, Psychology, Neuroscience or related field
Excellent communication, project management and leadership skills
Strong team player who collaborates with peers to support critical projects and deliverables
Can do attitude and drives for results
Comfortable working in a rapidly changing, fast moving environment.
Reading and summarizing scientific literature
Effectively communicating and presenting findings
Helping to design and conduct studies assessing the efficacy of new-to-world products
Collaborating cross-functionally with numerous internal teams and external agencies and scientists
Potential for various ad hoc opportunities (e.g. consumer testing, ideation, product development, technology scouting, patent analysis etc).
Salary of £17,000 per annum
Subsidised gym membership (£15 per month)
25 days annual leave
Free on-site parking
Participation in the Discretionary Company Bonus Scheme
Participation in the Company Share Reward Scheme
Participation in the Company Pension Scheme
Private Healthcare Cover
Eligibility for Company Flexible Benefits Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme.
Application The selection process involves
Online application (including the uploading of a CV, completion of application form, questionnaire and cognitive tests)
A telephone interview
Face-to-face interview/Assessment Centre in Southampton.
Applications for multiple roles will be accepted. Deadlines If you wish to be considered for any of the roles please ensure that your application is in by at the very latest the 15th February 2019. Early applications are recommended and roles may be filled as suitable candidates are identified (potentially before the 15th February 2019 final closing date). Information Further information on the science carried out at British American Tobacco can be seen at www.bat-science.com Essential Requirements We are looking for undergraduates who are undertaking an industrial sandwich degree course. Candidates will need to have
A relevant undergraduate degree (see individual placement opportunities), with a minimum predicted grade of 2 1
The right to live and work in the UK
IT skills e.g. use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries. We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange. Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555. Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.