British American Tobacco Plc is an international tobacco company, operating through its subsidiaries, with an interest in the production and distribution of tobacco products. Its core business is the manufacture of cigarettes, heated devices, cigars and pipe tobacco. The company offers its products under brand names such as GLO, Kent, Dunhill, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. British American Tobacco was founded by James Buchanan Duke on 29 September 1902, headquartered in London, UK.
One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on British American Tobacco Careers website.
The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.
There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)
The next stage of the British American Tobacco recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete British American Tobacco tests.
British American Tobacco uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.
Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:
Numerical reasoning tests are standardised psychometric assessment tools that help British American Tobacco determine a candidate's ability to work with numbers and graphs, make good decisions and draw conclusions based on numerical or statistical data. The tests simulate the work environment and goals of a prospective employee. Try our Free sample Numerical reasoning test.
Verbal reasoning tests allow British American Tobacco to determine a candidate's ability to perceive and analyse verbal information and to draw conclusions. Free sample Verbal tests are available to practice here and here.
Logical (inc. Diagrammatic and Inductive ) reasoning tests are designed to assess the candidate's ability to work with abstract information. British American Tobacco Logical assessment may consist of special diagrams, geometric shapes and other lined-up images, where a candidate has to continue the row in a logically correct way. Here you can practice a Free sample Logical test, a Free sample Diagrammatic test, and a Free sample Inductive test.
Situational judgement tests consist of short simulated scenarios that define a working style and assess specific tasks in a working environment. British American Tobacco Situational tests are used to assess applicants' competencies, communication skills, motivation, and preferred styles of problem-solving. Try our Free sample Situational judgement test before taking the real one.
Mechanical reasoning tests are designed to assess candidates' critical and abstract thinking skills important for engineering and science-related positions at British American Tobacco. Free sample Mechanical test.
Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.
Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the British American Tobacco recruiter.
In some cases, British American Tobacco hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)
Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest British American Tobacco headquarters or office.
Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.
British American Tobacco may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.
The final stage of the recruitment process.
The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.
Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.
Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join British American Tobacco.
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